Have you ever had pho (pronounced pha) before? It’s a Vietnamese soup that has tons of veggies, rice noodles, and any kind of meat you want. I’m always hesitant to try ethnic food because I’m scared of what’s in it. Not necessarily because of the ingredients, but I don’t want any hidden fish flavors or something in my food. (I hate fish.) But when my dad came home and told me how amazing this restaurant was, I had to give it a try.
The other day, my mom, dad, and I headed out to a restaurant called “Pho King.” Say it slowly…do you get it? Pha king….Phaking…F***ing… My parents and I had a great time joking about this the entire time.
There was a combination of tofu, broccoli, celery, bok choy, onion, carrots, bell peppers, and rice noodles in a vegetable broth.
They also had sriracha (a.k.a. rooster sauce) to put on things. But me and sriracha have a bad history. When I was about 6, my brother, who was about 12 at the time, asked me if I wanted to smell some sriracha. Of course, I said yes. Well, my brother decided to squirt it in my eye instead. So ever since then, I am hesitant to put it on things. Thanks for scarring me big bro. Thanks.
After our dinner, they gave us each a dessert. It was a tapioca sort of dish. I tried some but it just wasn’t for me. So overall, this place was so “pho king” good! Plus, the customer service was amazing. The manager came over and talked to us and he was hilarious. He told us about some eating competitions they have and some funny stories about them. So this place was definitely a go back. Not only for the food, but for the customer service.
Last night, I decided to try and recreate those magical spring rolls.
For the dipping sauce, I used Alex’s Spicy Peanut Sauce.
So overall, it was a huge success. I was afraid of spring rolls being too hard to make, but I’m happy to say, they are not at all! These were “pho king” delicious 😉
Have you ever had pho before?
What’s your favorite ethnic food?