I have not been very food motivated lately. I think it because I am transitioning from baking with flour to an all new lifestyle, at least for myself of gluten free and LOW sugar. With that said, I need to bake when the weather cools a little as my kids are begging for some baked treats. Like some nice muffins for a quick- grab and run kind of thing.
|Lori's Lipsmacking Goodness- Pho.|
My husband, being a little unclear on the food choices, thought the Pho was a starter soup and ended up ordering two entrée. But hey, that is no problem for my husband because he can down an entrée single handedly. He ordered the Evil Jungle Prince. For the second entrée he ordered Rare Beef Pho. I tasted both. The pho was wonderfully flavored. I really enjoyed it. Smooth and comforting. It is a very filling meal with lots of perfectly cooked beef and a nice helping of noodles.
The Evil Jungle Prince was, eh, okay. It had huge chunks of what I think were bamboo shoots in it which I am not especially fond of. They kind of have these bitter notes. I usually soak them in boiling water before I use them in whatever Asian style dish I am making. The flavor of this dish was kind of low key other than the heat. I totally think it would have been better with some more garlic. A bit more coconut might have been helpful too.A bit of cilantro...
I really wanted to try the Durian Bubble Tea. Unfortunately, they had run out of that one.
All in all it was a pretty good experience. Best thing on the menu- The Pho. Wonderfully flavored!
Two Locations (not all entrees are available at the Monroe restaurant)
1675 Mt Hope Ave
741 Monroe Ave