Friday, March 21, 2008

Phoooooooo nice

Expat shares this excellent meal with us... Phô Pasteur in Linda Vista was the first Vietnamese restaurant we ever went to in San Diego, way back in 1982-ish. Five of us recently went back to this venerable palace of gastronomy, and ordered the roast fish. Theoretically you can order large, medium, or small, but in practice they serve what they have. This one is a catfish, and the crispy skin was a delight, rubbed with whatever the crafty Vietnamese rub fish with. There's a 30-minute wait for the roasting, during which time you might try chicken hotpot (at the top, in a basket) or some wraps (take one of the rice-paper wraps from the pile on the right, dip it in the hot water bowl, then make a vietnamese taco with whatever goodies come to hand, dipped into those yummy sauces you see scattered around). Or dig into the famous Phô itself. I had a bowl of it with rare beef and brisket, and I'd gobbled it down by the time the fish arrived. If any readers don't know what Phô is -- ask me. Or google it. Or wiki it....


Blogger lv2scpbk said...

That food looks wonderful.

Fri Mar 21, 05:57:00 PM PDT  
Blogger Jilly said...

This looks good enough to eat! Such lovely fresh, beautifully presented food. There are so many different and usual vegetables, I believe, in Vietnamese food - wonderful!

Mouth watering photo, Felicia and it's only breakfast time here and I'm hungry!

Fri Mar 21, 10:21:00 PM PDT  

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