Sunday, November 14, 2010

Food Adventure-Vietnamese Food

It has been a long time since I tried something new. Today just fell in my lap. We were kicked out of our house because the real estate agent was having another open house (she really is working her tail off for us and I appreciate it tremendously). Anyhoo...We loaded up a bunch of recycling in the back of the truck and headed off to the bottle bank (we pay and get 5 cents for each when we recycle). Across the parking lot was a Vietnamese restaurant. I have never ever tried Vietnamese food but have had it recommended to me recently so...We said what the heck.


The place-Pho Tango was hopping with customers many of them who had the distinct look of being of Vietnamese descent. I always say that the best place to get ethnic food is from the place where the customers appear to match the ethnicity of the restaurant (kind of a if the locals like it so will I). Well I figured if I did or didn't like Vietnamese food I was going to find it out at this place because from appearances it looked like it would be authentic.

I ordered Grilled salmon on rice. Grace ordered Beef rice noodle soup and David had chicken fried rice. Each and every dish was delicious! I ate much more than one cup of food (man o man the fill has gone again). Grace's soup is a Sunday special at this place and I will for sure be ordering it next time. It had a savory flavor but with a cinnamon spiciness that was excellent.


After my first bite of Davids Fried rice my immediate response was...we Aren't at Panda Express Toto...



It was fresh with big old pieces of scrambled egg and chicken and tasty carrots, green onions and peas. My salmon was crispy in the right places and sprinkled with sesame seeds, green onions and I added a bit of lovely vinegar sauce (see the bowl at on the picture with me in it).

Yummmy-I highly recommend trying Vietnamese food!

7 comments:

Libby said...

I adore Vietnamese food. So good. Next time you might want to try the rice paper wraps. You get small disks of rice paper with a warm bowl of water and a bunch of goodies like chicken, pork, beef, cucumbers, shaved carrots, etc. Then you dip the rice disk in the warm eater to soften it then fill it with the various items, wrap and eat like a burrito. Yummy!

Alison said...

I really want to try Vietnamese food, especially after your description! I have a Vietnamese cookbook which you've inspired me to get out and cook from.

Lyla said...

You have such a great smile! I just had to say it. . .

Vietnamese- Yum! That salmon looked beautiful.

amandakiska said...

I prefer Vietnamese to all other Asian foods. There used to be a really great place on Fourth Plain in Vancouver. I don't know of anywhere down here in Eugene. Maybe I'll track down this place you went to. Of course when I'm up North, we just want to eat at Burgerville - lol.

Lonicera said...

This slim little thing with the big smile is the same one who was so fed up last week? Must try some of that Vietnamese food.
Caroline

Rachel said...

You look beautiful. I can see a lot of definition in your face. I love Vietnamese Food...a lot of the food is grilled and there are a lot of fresh basil and sprouts. Glad you had a great time eating out.

Yana said...

Pho is the Vietnamese beef soup - it's so amazing, especially with fresh basil and mint and yummmmm...I get it with thin slices of raw beef, and it cooks in the hot broth. So delicious - makes me want to run out and get some ASAP!