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How raw can the beef be in Pho resteraunts?


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How raw can the beef be in Pho resteraunts?

ryan | Apr 24, 2002 03:11 AM

I was walking around clement and in the mood for a hands on food, so a big bowl of un-assembled Pho sounded appealing. I ducked into the first vietnamese resteraunt that crossed by path, and ordered the rare beef pho. (11th and Clement as it happened)

The bowl of almost boiling soup came, along with the usual parade of lemons, peppers, onions, and beansprouts. Just as i realised there was no beef in my soup the waitress came along with two huge plates of beatufull thinly sliced raw beef.

I grew more daring as the soup cooled, and I soon ate the remaining thinly sliced pink-beef damn-near raw, dipping it briefer then the average baptism.

When i asked the waitress how raw is still safe-ish, she replied that the Japanese eat raw beef all the time. That sold me. Now that both plates of beef are safely through me, at what expense is my favorite new health risk? How dangarous is it too eat good quality beef this way?

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