Sunday, April 5, 2009

Pho with friends

I had dinner at Eric and Mimi's last night, where the main course, after Mimi's mother's springrolls wrapped in herbs and lettuce, was Pho.

I have only ever eaten this Vietnamese soup here, in their apartment in the Flatiron District, made the first time by the visiting Mrs Hoang, and the next two by Mimi.

I have been a hermit for about 6 weeks, and to sit at that table, between two good friends, slurping this aromatic soup and talking about things I usually only think about, was a tonic. Coriander and scallions in the chicken broth, and hot green chiles chopped with our porcelain spoons and dropped into the noodly soup. Squeezes of lime and lashings of fish sauce.

3 comments:

  1. True friends, not faux friends *g*...sorry, couldn't resist! Sounds like it was wonderfully healing for body and soul.

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  2. soup! it heals. soup with friends. nothing better. pritha

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  3. Now that's "chicken soup for the soul!" I love pho, too ...

    'Keli'i

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