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1.11.2012

pho in chinatown.


















i have reached this lovely little phase in my life in which i'm surrounded by the most amazing women. kim, is one of those women. we haven't known each other terribly long, but i can confidently say, i adore her. she's the best. the BEST. (she's been a showgirl in vegas, a lounge-singer on a cruise ship, and a woman of international intrigue {i imagine}). she loves to travel (and she's good at it) so when we take to the streets of new york we do so with idea that we're visiting--and what i mean by this is--we take it in with fresh eyes and force ourselves to traverse the parts of the city we're not terribly familiar with. we seek out independent book-sellers, eclectic fashion boutiques, bars with dim-lighting and cute bartenders.

kim introduced me to pho (pronounced: fuh) which is a vietnamese noodle soup that will knock your socks off. (add the hot sauce and that won't just be metaphor talk). we went in search of some today since i'm now four weeks in to a chest cough that won't quite budge (my socks needed some knockin').

so if you ever find yourself in chinatown (you can take the N/R/Q from 42nd to Canal) go get your pho on.

did i mention it's all of about 4 dollars?


places to go:

Pho NhaTrang
Pho Pasteur

(they are next door to each other and located on Baxter street, between White and Walker streets)

17 comments:

Taylor said...

I think I could have pho everyday and not get sick of it! It's amazing. It's a fun one to introduce new people to, as well. Everyone I've made try it ends up loving it!

The Lewicutt's est 2006 said...

I want some. It sounds delicious. And like it needs me to experience it.... yep. Or I need it.

Sonja said...

I love pho!!! Gah I call it magical, cause it's so delicious and always cures my colds.
your nyc adventures with kim sound pretty awesome! :o)

Life Happens said...

We're making pho this weekend!!

Ana Magdalena said...

I have never tried pho but I am dying too. everybody I know has given me good reviews about it.

by the way, your friend sounds like a very fun person to hang out with.

by r. said...

yes pho is great, but it's usually not vegetarian, right? or did you find a vegetarian place? if so, i want the name of it asap! husband and i going to ny this weekend to visit my grandmother...thinking must try this place! :)

meg fee said...

@ by r.--yeah, i got it with tofu. i'll get the name today!

katherine said...

pho is the greatest, but finding vegetarian pho is really difficult in texas - all of the broth is made with beef. so jealous!

communikate. said...

There is a large community of Vietnamese here in Portland, and I've yet try any Vietnamese restaurants yet! This has me me motivated to get out there and try something new.

(Oh, and you look great with glasses!)

Meghana said...

YES! Love Pho to fight off a cold. My favorite places are on Mulberry St. (B/w Canal and Bayard) - Pho Viet Huong and XE Lua. Check them out next time you're there!

katilda said...

on a trip to seattle i saw a vietnamese place called "What The Pho" and it amused me to no end.

Alex said...

Pho is one of my favorites!! There are definitely good places to get it in Houston.

Lela said...

Another delicious asian dish that could help with that cough is Hot and Sour soup! It's made with about 20 ingredients, and is very healthy! The secret is finding a Chinese eatery that makes it fresh and with minimal amounts of sodium (you'll know it when you taste it!)

Ashley said...

First of all, Kim sounds awesome! People like that make my heart happy. Nothing better then exploring your city like that! =)

Second of all, Pho is great! I had it for my first time last year while visiting my sister in LA. It was 3am and we had a few drinks prior. Best late night food. =) And the rest of the weekend it was a joke...."what the pho"..."pho real"... you get it. =)

mackenzie said...

she sounds like she is living my dream life! finding 4 dollar dinners?! showgirling?! sign me up for all of that please.

Shanley said...

I love this - "so when we take to the streets of new york we do so with idea that we're visiting--and what i mean by this is--we take it in with fresh eyes and force ourselves to traverse the parts of the city we're not terribly familiar with. we seek out independent book-sellers, eclectic fashion boutiques, bars with dim-lighting and cute bartenders."

Been trying to do that myself.

Aline said...

LOVE pho! finally putting ideas of visiting nyc in motion.. maybe i can try your spot!