Tag Archives: Vietnamese

Fresh Spring Rolls

2 Apr

My favorite part about fresh spring rolls is that they require minimal cooking. Also, I love the taste of the uncooked veggies in their natural state. These fresh spring rolls make a wonderful and cool summertime appetizer and are so colorful and pretty! Enjoy ūüôā

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Pho Sho: Vietnamese Pho Noodle Soup

8 Jan

When I was in law school in Seattle, I was always excited for finals week to come around. ¬†Call me crazy, but listen first: ¬†There was this small family-owned restaurant right across the law school called “Ginger Lime.” ¬†When finals week came around, I’d spent countless hours in my library nook and only leave for one thing. ¬†And no, it wasn’t a book. ¬†It was my bowl of veggie pho. ¬†I’d put on my snow boots, snuggle up in my winter jacket, wrap a scarf around my neck and walk down to my favorite Vietnamese restaurant. ¬†There, I’d enjoy great service and an extra large bowl of veggie pho.

After three years of going no where else but Ginger Lime for pho, I moved to San Francisco. ¬†In San Francisco, I didn’t have the same luck. ¬†It was near impossible to find a restaurant that offered 100% veggie pho – no chicken broth and no beef stock. ¬†But . . . there was certainly no shortage of Asian grocery stores. ¬†So, I learned to make my own. ¬†

Vietnamese Pho Noodle Soup is absolutely delicious and has a unique flavor compared to the standard Chinese hot & sour soup, which is what most people resort to when it comes to homemade Asian soup. Try out this recipe and I promise you won’t be let down. ¬†It takes less than 30 minutes and I guarantee you, after you have it once, you’ll definitely make it a weekly favorite.

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