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pho bo help....dinner tonight & Slanted Door notes

Stanley Stephan | May 9, 200205:45 PM

Sorry to bother you folks with something that is probably general knowledge. But due to a mixup at Slanted Door, I have a takeout order of Pho Bo. Their phone is tied up, I'm late for an appointment already and I won't be home till after they close (any burglers...I have watch cats on guard).

I'm new to Vietnamese food. HOW DO I EAT THIS STUFF?

I have a container of broth. A container of beef with onions and other vegetable stuff. A bag of basil? and sprouts with limes. And a little container of hot peppery stuff.

Should I toss the meat in with the broth and microwave? How about the sprouts / basil? Do I dip into the red paste or mix it into the soup?

I have been enjoying a few lunches at Slanted Door. The Daikon Rice cakes should get more press. I like them better than the fried imperial rolls which are super.

Highly reccomend the spicy green beans with honshimeji mushrooms. Don't like undercooked or overcooked beans and these are just right. Those mushrooms have a wonderful meaty flavorful taste.

The best desert has been the trio of ice creams with one of the best florentine cookies I have ever had. Next time I'll just order three scoops of the jackfruit with the right amount of chunks of fruit to ice cream. The perfect ending to a spicy meal.

They should make a separate desert out of the cookies that accompany the other deserts. The little marble shaped buttery nutty cookies that came with the creme brulee were cookie heaven.

On the eh, it's ok but nothing special was the five spice chicken. A neighbor who has been there as much as I have in the past few days says the Ahi was just Ahi. He raved about the Chilean Sea Bass which the pc angel on my shoulder prevents me from ordering.

Said it before but highly, higly recommend the Ben Shan Tea. Best tea I've ever had in a restaurant. Also another round of applause for the catfish.

Sorry for spelling errors. Got to run.

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