My taste for Vietnamese food continues. A friend of mine turned me onto Phở after asking questions about what it is. Phở is a Vietnamese noodle soup, usually served with beef or chicken. The soup includes noodles made from rice and is often served with Asian basil, mint leaves, lime, and bean sprouts that are added to the soup by the person who is dining. Most people from Vietnam will say that Phở is best eaten on a cold rainy day. Well.. I live in Arizona and that most likely won’t happen. But we ended up grabbing lunch at Cyclo to try some Phở. I love how most Vietnamese restaurants are snuggled away in some strip mall and then you walk in and the place has a lot of life to it. I enjoyed my meal as it was loaded with all types of noodles and vegetables.
Tonight I had dinner with my friend Deanna at Pho Ao Sen. I have known Deanna since junior high and she has been a great friend for many years. In addition to her love for food, she is also a great cook. Her and I used to share recipes and bring dishes to dinner parties. She is an amazing Christian woman and I am so excited for her upcoming wedding to her best friend Joseph.
Pho Ao Sen is a modern Vietnamese eatery that embraces the authenticity of traditional Vietnamese cuisine while adopting the new age of contemporary flair. Their restaurant has a unique look and feel to it in addition to their tasteful dishes. I had their mandarin chicken with shrimp along with some vegetarian spring rolls.