Tuesday, August 16, 2011

Chicken Pho (Pho Ga) - Ninh Kieu

Chicken Pho (Pho Ga) by raise my voice
Chicken Pho (Pho Ga), a photo by raise my voice on Flickr.

Vietnamese noodle soup (pho, pronounced fuh, traditionally) is one of my favourite foods. Perhaps it is because it is economical - you can get a huge bowl for only around $7 or $8. Perhaps it is because it is so filling - the mountain of meat and noodles to be found within is overwhelming. Perhaps it is the flavour - the mix of seasonings and herbs are aromatic and delicious.

Pho is comfort food, an emergency meal, and just plain wonderful. Especially when one is feeling under the weather. There is something about a steaming bowl of hot soup that clears the sinuses.

This bowl of chicken pho is from the Chinatown restaurant Ninh Kieu. Ninh Kieu uses an excellent combination of seasonings and aromatics in their broth. The slices of white chicken meat were tender and flavourful. The bowl depicted is a small serving. Sizes range all the way up to extra large, if you would like to go swimming in the bowl perhaps.

I had a green onion cake with the soup. To drink? Green tea, of course.

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