Welcome to another “Food Sunday”. Today’s topic is Vietnamese Noodle Soup. Call me ignorant, but, I had no idea that there were so many different types of noodle soups other than phở . For those of you who are not familiar with pho, it is a bowl of noodles in a beef broth that have been simmered with spices for hours and is served with different cuts of meats and side toppings such as, bean sprouts, chiles, lime and different types of herbs which are all optional.
I was introduced to Vietnamese cuisine at a very young age and at that time the restaurants only offered phở and a few different rice dishes. I remember that my parents would take my siblings and I to eat phở on those cold fall and winter months and it would be the best thing ever! Since then, my love for Vietnamese cuisine was born.
Welcome to another Food Sunday post. Before I get started, I would like to wish all the mothers out there a Happy Mother’s Day. I hope all of you had a wonderful day filled with joy, laughter and lots of food. Today we said goodbye to cloudy and muggy days and welcomed the warm bright sunshine – there was not a cloud in the sky. It was a perfect day to share a frozen treat or two with your mommy.
I did not get to share a frozen treat with my mom OR little one today. BUT, I did take my little one out for gelato the other week (she can’t be having too many treats). My husband suggested to go to La Casa Gelato and so we did. I am always down for a good scoop of ice cream or gelato – anything sweet, really. I have never been to this place so I did not know what to expect. I was quite overwhelmed when I entered the shop because there were SO MANY flavours to choose from. They had your typical vanilla, strawberry and chocolate to something very unfamiliar like basil and sumac which you can have in either a waffle cone, wafer cone, dipped cone or a cup. Fortunately, I was able to try well… almost everything before finally settling down for amaretto and cherry.