My New Love: Pho

Yes, Pho. Pronounced “fuh.” My boss took me to Saigon Xpress a few weeks ago and I consequently fell in love. You know we love noodle dishes like ramen, and this takes it to a whole ‘nother level. I had heard of Pho before, of course, and knew it had something to do with noodles, but wasn’t sure what all the fuhs was about (sorry, I had to). And then I tasted some and now I’m obsessed.

from Saigon Xpress

from Saigon Xpress

So what is Pho? Pho is a big bowl of broth, rice or egg noodles, vegetables, and whatever protein you have ordered (I get tofu). But wait, the magic isn’t done yet. Along with an absurdly large bowl of this madness, you get a huge plate of fresh bean sprouts, jalapenos,  and thai basil. Restaurants usually serve  hoisin sauce and sriracha as well for you to pour on as you please. So once you get your steaming bowl of deliciousness, you put the bean sprouts and basil in (as well as any sauces) and then stir it around. Then you may feast.

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Why is it so good? The mix of fresh and hot ingredients is absolutely wonderful. And slurping up the noodles is a big favorite of mine too. For me, the real star is the thai basil. It has this minty flavor that totally zests up the entire dish. So far, I have not been able to finish my serving, even though I get a small. It’s a lot of food. I liked it so much when I had lunch with my boss that I ordered one to go for Chris later that night. I cannot wait to go again, Saigon Xpress is definitely a favorite. We tried it at Chez Thuy as well, but it didn’t compare to Saigon.

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Another huge plus for me is the healthy factor. I do not feel any heaviness, regret, or guilt after I’ve finished my portion. I always feel happy, full, and content. I get my fill of liquids, carbs, vegetables, and protein all wrapped up in one healthy dish. I cannot even express the tastiness that this dish holds. Look up your local Pho eatery and go there ASAP. And if you’re near Longmont, CO, go to Saigon Xpress–you won’t regret it! Eating Pho is one great way to stay hungry and fit!

Some up and close goodness

Some up and close goodness

8 Responses to "My New Love: Pho"

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    December 18, 2013 at 8:53 am

    Well, that description surely whets the appetite! Sounds delicious and will look for it.

    • hungryandfit

      December 18, 2013 at 9:39 am


  2. Katie H.

    December 18, 2013 at 11:19 am

    Yum! I’ve never had Pho, but I think I’ll have to try it! I’m going to Google a Pho restaurant right now 🙂

    • hungryandfit

      December 18, 2013 at 12:23 pm

      Yess, do it!!

  3. Alison @ Daily Moves and Grooves

    December 18, 2013 at 3:54 pm

    Pho is THE best. My family absolutely loves the stuff, so we go quite often. We’re actually heading to Toronto for Christmas, and they’ve got some fineeee Asian food there. Hopefully pho is on the agenda!

    • hungryandfit

      December 19, 2013 at 8:43 am

      Ahh nice!!

  4. nutellandreams

    December 18, 2013 at 8:24 pm

    I absolutely LOVE pho! We have a place here called “Pho-shiki”…sooo good!

    • hungryandfit

      December 19, 2013 at 8:46 am

      Yum yum yum