Posts Tagged ‘Phở’

The Cat has been wanting pho for a couple of weeks. The Mouse not willing to venture into Chinatown for eating in quite yet.

The Cat and The Mouse ended up at the mall. Lines for CPK and Olive Garden. No line at Mama Phở. Try try.

The Cat decided on the crab phở.

Crab Phở

Not usual beef, seafood and tomato based. Huge bowl, face wash basin sized. Hee hee.

The Cat was a little disappointed that the crab was more pork and crab meatballs and not crab crab. There was also a lot of steam pork loaf (think Vietnamese bologna or SPAM) which The Mouse happily help scarf. 🙂

The Mouse followed the recommendation of the server and ordered the pork chop and tofu rice plate.

Pork Chop and Tofu Rice Plate

Good choice, rice was colored with annatto (not natto) which gave the rice a slight earthy spice aroma/flavor. A good choice. The Mouse wonders how pork belly, braised then grilled would be. Hmm.

In hind thought, it was somehow weirdly appropriate that The Cat and The Mouse ended up at a place named Mama Phở yesterday. Hee hee.

Stay safe and well.

The Mouse

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One of The Cat’s favorite soup noodle dishes is braised duck soup noodle. If anyone is interested, mine is won ton with vegetables (noodles optional).

Anyway, I was walking around our local strip mall the other day and came across this Vietnamese restaurantthat serves braised duck noodle soup.


This past weekend, we decided to give the restaurant a shot.

Sometimes when we try a new restaurant, The Cat wants to experience the “atmosphere” of a place. I guess I’m simple, just strap on the feed back and “let the games begin.” 😉

So okay, some of the decorations were interesting.


More Art

A lemon wedge in the water, a good sign.

Lemon Wedge

We can order now. Whew. The Cat ordered the braised duck soup noodle.

Braised Duck Soup Noodle

I ordered the combination phở.

Combination Pho

Sorry, the pictures are a little steamy (not that kind of steamy). The soups were hot.

The Cat thought her noodles were not bad (it didn’t knock her socks off). The soup didn’t have enough of the ingredients listed on the menu (goji berries for example). I wasn’t a bad dish, but it could’ve been better. My phởwas similar. While it was not bad, I thought the soup could have been richer. Thank goodness for the house made chili sauce on the table.

Chili Sauce

If The Cat had to choose, she still prefers the braised duck soup noodle from here.


The Cat feels the soup is richer and tastier. Good to try though.


The Mouse

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