I think I've told you that whenever I get a craving for something, most times I need to make it from scratch if we don't have access to it.
The other day, the temperature was kinda brisk and I was craving something for dinner that would use some of the cilantro on my lanai.
I decided to try my hand at...pho (fah)
I roughly followed this recipe.
I say roughly because our supermarkets don't sell the bones of beef. You can't even find a t-bone steak!
For my broth I used a fatty sune-niku (shank) and cooked it for an hour with the various spices and fish sauce.
Anyway, by itself, the soup was awesome and the beef really tender, but with the noodles, the flavor was a little lacking, but, it was perfect for Satoshi (who is supposed to watch his sodium intake).
I added thinly sliced yellow onion, bean sprouts, snow peas and the cilantro when I served it.
Talk about using all my pots, pans and burners! A little hectic because the noodles shouldn't be made in advance, just right before eating.
For dessert we had coconut milk with tapioca, which I bought and jazzed up with some nuts and fruits.
I think I have enough broth for us to have this one more time...mmm!