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Posted: 8/31/2004 6:07:30 PM EST
A buddy of mine's wife is Viet Namese. She heard that I liked Pho and she decided to make some for my g/f and I. While she was making it, she had us roll up spring rolls. That stuff is so easy to make. I can't believe I was paying $6.99 for four. She told me it only cost about 15 cents to 25 cents to make. Go figure. After we ate the spring rolls, she brought out the Pho. It was easily the best I've ever had.
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Link Posted: 8/31/2004 6:09:12 PM EST
poon tang?
Link Posted: 8/31/2004 6:09:57 PM EST

Originally Posted By tc6969:
What is Pho?



Pho means "Soup"
Pho Chin Chicken Soup
Pho Ga Beef Soup
Link Posted: 8/31/2004 6:12:48 PM EST
It was the beef soup. It doesn't look too much like that picture, though.
Link Posted: 8/31/2004 6:14:11 PM EST
[Last Edit: 8/31/2004 6:15:09 PM EST by GodBlessTexas]
What's the recipe for spring rolls? I love those things. I know wha the ingredients are, I just don't know how to prepare them myself.

There's a local pho place by work in Las Colinas. It's the absolute cheapest place I can eat a meal, and I love it. I can walk out stuffed for $8 for a large vermicelli bowl with bbq pork and a side of spring rolls.

Remember the Alamo, and God Bless Texas...
Link Posted: 8/31/2004 6:16:17 PM EST
[Last Edit: 8/31/2004 6:18:55 PM EST by Red_Beard]

Originally Posted By GodBlessTexas:
What's the recipe for spring rolls? I love those things. I know wha the ingredients are, I just don't know how to prepare them myself.

There's a local pho place by work in Las Colinas. It's the absolute cheapest place I can eat a meal, and I love it. I can walk out stuffed for $8 for a large vermicelli bowl with bbq pork and a side of spring rolls.

Remember the Alamo, and God Bless Texas...





I've bed them with, grated carrot, egg, grated rutebega (sp?), chicken, cabbage, some spice and some tranclucent rice noodles rolled up in a rice wrapper and deep fried.

Link Posted: 8/31/2004 6:18:36 PM EST
I live close to a resturant called Pho 99. Every time I drive by I laugh.
Link Posted: 8/31/2004 6:21:45 PM EST
Has anyone seen my cat?
Link Posted: 8/31/2004 6:23:17 PM EST

Originally Posted By Red_Beard:

Originally Posted By GodBlessTexas:
What's the recipe for spring rolls? I love those things. I know wha the ingredients are, I just don't know how to prepare them myself.

There's a local pho place by work in Las Colinas. It's the absolute cheapest place I can eat a meal, and I love it. I can walk out stuffed for $8 for a large vermicelli bowl with bbq pork and a side of spring rolls.

Remember the Alamo, and God Bless Texas...





I've bed them with, grated carrot, egg, grated rutebega (sp?), chicken, cabbage, some spice and some tranclucent rice noodles rolled up in a rice wrapper and deep fried.




Ok, this brings me to another point. At vietnamese restaurants in Houston Spring Rolls are pieces of chicken, shrimp, bean sprouts, and some other stuff (cilantro?) wrapped in rice paper and served without frying with a side of peanut sauce. Then there's Vietnamese Egg Rolls, which are similar but with pork and few vegetables. They are served with lettuce and fish sauce.

Then I moved to DFW and they're completely different names. Which one is the right name?

Remember the Alamo, and God Bless Texas...
Link Posted: 8/31/2004 6:23:28 PM EST
He's eating my kid!!!!
Link Posted: 8/31/2004 6:24:40 PM EST

Originally Posted By GodBlessTexas:
What's the recipe for spring rolls? I love those things. I know wha the ingredients are, I just don't know how to prepare them myself.

There's a local pho place by work in Las Colinas. It's the absolute cheapest place I can eat a meal, and I love it. I can walk out stuffed for $8 for a large vermicelli bowl with bbq pork and a side of spring rolls.

Remember the Alamo, and God Bless Texas...



The trick is that you have to use rice paper. She gave us rice paper and a big bowl of warm water. First, you dip the whole rice paper into the warm water. Then, you lay out the paper on a large plate. Put whatever ingredients you like and then fold it like a burrito. Viola!!! You've got a spring roll. You can ust a sweet and sour sauce or a peanut sauce for the dipping sauce.
Link Posted: 8/31/2004 6:24:54 PM EST

Originally Posted By GodBlessTexas:
Ok, this brings me to another point. At vietnamese restaurants in Houston Spring Rolls are pieces of chicken, shrimp, bean sprouts, and some other stuff (cilantro?) wrapped in rice paper and served without frying with a side of peanut sauce. Then there's Vietnamese Egg Rolls, which are similar but with pork and few vegetables. They are served with lettuce and fish sauce.

Then I moved to DFW and they're completely different names. Which one is the right name?

Remember the Alamo, and God Bless Texas...



Order them by saying Tuk Nung. Then they ar made with BBQ Pork. Very freakin good. Your not talking about Pho Vang off of 290 by chance?
Link Posted: 8/31/2004 6:24:59 PM EST

Originally Posted By GodBlessTexas:

Originally Posted By Red_Beard:

Originally Posted By GodBlessTexas:
What's the recipe for spring rolls? I love those things. I know wha the ingredients are, I just don't know how to prepare them myself.

There's a local pho place by work in Las Colinas. It's the absolute cheapest place I can eat a meal, and I love it. I can walk out stuffed for $8 for a large vermicelli bowl with bbq pork and a side of spring rolls.

Remember the Alamo, and God Bless Texas...





I've bed them with, grated carrot, egg, grated rutebega (sp?), chicken, cabbage, some spice and some tranclucent rice noodles rolled up in a rice wrapper and deep fried.




Ok, this brings me to another point. At vietnamese restaurants in Houston Spring Rolls are pieces of chicken, shrimp, bean sprouts, and some other stuff (cilantro?) wrapped in rice paper and served without frying with a side of peanut sauce. Then there's Vietnamese Egg Rolls, which are similar but with pork and few vegetables. They are served with lettuce and fish sauce.

Then I moved to DFW and they're completely different names. Which one is the right name?

Remember the Alamo, and God Bless Texas...




The ones I had were made by a guy from Malaysia that I lived with in college. I think they can be either steamed, or fried.
Link Posted: 8/31/2004 6:25:56 PM EST

Originally Posted By GodBlessTexas:

Ok, this brings me to another point. At vietnamese restaurants in Houston Spring Rolls are pieces of chicken, shrimp, bean sprouts, and some other stuff (cilantro?) wrapped in rice paper and served without frying with a side of peanut sauce. Then there's Vietnamese Egg Rolls, which are similar but with pork and few vegetables. They are served with lettuce and fish sauce.

Then I moved to DFW and they're completely different names. Which one is the right name?

Remember the Alamo, and God Bless Texas...



Unfried is spring rolls.
Link Posted: 8/31/2004 6:26:15 PM EST
[Last Edit: 8/31/2004 6:28:44 PM EST by jimmybcool]
I would say I hate you, but that would just be jealousy talking. Sounds like a perfect evening.

OK, so I can get back at ya - I love thai food. Gonna be there in 15 days for a 45 day visit. Guess who gets to eat some Khao Soi and prik yat sai? HA.



edited cause I dink too mut and not spell so gud

Link Posted: 8/31/2004 6:27:33 PM EST

Originally Posted By John91498:
Unfried is spring rolls.



Thanks for clearing that up.

Remember the Alamo, and God Bless Texas...
Link Posted: 8/31/2004 6:28:50 PM EST

Originally Posted By jimmybcool:
I would say I hate you, but that would just be jealousy talking. Sounds like a perfect evening.

OK, so I can get back at ya - I live thai food. Gonna be there in 15 days for a 45 day visit. Guess who gets to eat some Khao Soi and prik tay sai? HA.




Damn, envious...sounds like a great get away.
Link Posted: 8/31/2004 6:32:22 PM EST

Originally Posted By ar50troll:
He's eating my kid!!!!
kimbo-be-coo.com/cat-eat-kid.jpg



Me cook you long time.
Link Posted: 8/31/2004 6:33:06 PM EST
Viet food is one of my favorites. I take viet chow any day over mexican food.
Link Posted: 8/31/2004 6:35:23 PM EST
FWIW, Pho joints are generally named after the year they were established - eg Pho 99
Link Posted: 8/31/2004 6:51:34 PM EST

Originally Posted By NoVaGator:
FWIW, Pho joints are generally named after the year they were established - eg Pho 99

mhmm that explains why the oneI know of is pho 88
Link Posted: 8/31/2004 7:01:31 PM EST
John,

I used to live in California. I don't regret moving to AZ, but I do miss the variety of ethnic foods in CA. There ain't a lot of Thais or Viets in AZ. Hmm. WOnder why? Guess they get off in CA and can't see any reason to move on.

But I am blessed with about 5-6 months a year in SE Asia. So I get all the Thai food I need. And if desperate, I can beg the wife to cook some. She is a gourmet cook and spent 6 weeks in Chiang Mai learning thai cooking.

Ya know, I'm not the smartest, best looking, or richest guy in the world - but I might be the luckiest.
Link Posted: 8/31/2004 7:13:39 PM EST
For anybody in northern VA, Pho Gourmet in Manassas (on 234 in the same strip mall as KMart) is excellent. I'm not big on the soup but they've also got a ton of other dishes that are kick ass. Lemongrass beef with rice noodles and Beef with Basil are my two favorites.

And the "summer rolls", made with rice noodles, shrimp and chicken wrapped in rice paper and served cold with peanut sauce are awesome.
Link Posted: 8/31/2004 7:14:52 PM EST
We dont have any of them places around here, I wanted Thai food today but didnt get it.
Link Posted: 8/31/2004 7:27:45 PM EST
Goi Coun= spring rolls. rice paper wrapped with shrimp ans pork.rice noodle,lettuce beansprouts served with peanut sauce.

Bi Coun= same thing just with pork and the veg and served with nuc nuom(fish sauce).

I get them at my vietnamese deli for $1.50 for 2 rolls.

You guys should try Bun tit noung. BBQed pork serve with rice noodles over lettuce and carrots with fish sauce.i like it better than PHO.
Link Posted: 8/31/2004 9:42:25 PM EST
[Last Edit: 8/31/2004 9:45:25 PM EST by Thunderbolt]
I like to eat PHO on cold days

my favorite Vietnamese foods are the rice plates with grilled meats & fish sauce
Link Posted: 8/31/2004 9:51:57 PM EST

Originally Posted By Wash-Ar15:

You guys should try Bun tit noung. BBQed pork serve with rice noodles over lettuce and carrots with fish sauce.i like it better than PHO.



Actually, this is a very easy plate to make:

BBQ pork or beef
Rice or noodles
Lettuce, carrots, & cucumbers

Mix together, pour on fish sauce, and garnish with green onion and cilantro.

Pho, on the other hand, takes about three hours to make.
Link Posted: 8/31/2004 9:54:37 PM EST
mmmmmm, I love Pho. I would love to have it homemade by someone who knows what they are doing.
Link Posted: 9/1/2004 6:17:53 AM EST
Thai food is definately my favorite these days.

Tom kha gai- chicken soup with lemon grass, ginger and coconut milk. AWESOME !!

Tom yun kai- chicken soup with lemon grass and ginger.

Thai spring rolls- If you want the recipe let me know, I make the best in town. No really !
Link Posted: 9/1/2004 6:27:17 AM EST
Damn I'm getting hungry now!
Link Posted: 9/1/2004 6:38:01 AM EST
Vietnamese........

one word.
Link Posted: 9/1/2004 6:51:53 AM EST
There is a great PHO place near my job located on NASA Road 1 and its eye shot from NASA (L.B. Johnson) Space Center. We eat there at least once a week. Soup obviously their specialty but they do make other pretty good plates as well. Its not heavy food (unless you over eat) and can go away satisfied without feeling like I need a nap. Gooooooooood Stuff. Funny thing I was watching FoodNetwork some time back and the show with Anthony Bourdain (A Cooks Tour) and he says during the episode as he's throwing back some Pho at place in Minneapolis......." This stuff will be as common as hamburgers one day"...........I believe him as we've been eating it for about 3 or 4 years now........
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