Takeaway, Pho, Farringdon
It seems that since they’ve started naming the storms, we get one every week. This week it was the turn of Storm Imogen, which made for a very wet and windy London on Monday. Not so good for getting out and about, but perfect soup weather. While I went for the Cauliflower and Coconut, Ed and Paul plumped for a hearty Bún bò Huế each from Pho.
Bún bò Huế is a popular Vietnamese soup containing rice vermicelli (bún) and beef (bò). The soup originates from Hue, a former capital of Vietnam and the dish is made by simmering beef bones with lemongrass and adding fermented shrimp sauce, sugar and kick-ass chilli oil.
Pho (the restaurant) serve the takeaway soup in a deconstructed way, giving you a bowl, the main ingredients, herbs and the broth separately, so that you can put it all together yourself. The spoon could be a bit bigger, as it slips into the soup if you don’t watch out, but it’s a minor point. There’s no shortage of brisket beef and or noodles.
It’s nutritious and delicious and according to the boys it’s a pretty good soup, with lots of flavour and perfect for a winters day. It’s definitely one for those who don’t mind their food spicy, as it warms you up in more ways than one! A fiery 7 spoons.