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  1. #1
    James Silverton Guest

    Default TJ's Pho

    Has anyone else tried the title soup? I just did for the first and last
    time! It's cheaper than going to a real Pho restaurant but it's what
    Germans might call a dreimanner Pho. ( One person to hold the eater
    down, one to pour it in and one to swallow).
    --
    Jim Silverton (Potomac, MD)

    Extraneous "not" in Reply To.

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    gloria p Guest

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    On 4/11/2012 1:23 PM, James Silverton wrote:
    > Has anyone else tried the title soup? I just did for the first and last
    > time! It's cheaper than going to a real Pho restaurant but it's what
    > Germans might call a dreimanner Pho. ( One person to hold the eater
    > down, one to pour it in and one to swallow).



    Interesting. We have a new Pho restaurant very nearby that is always
    packed with Asians. Their Pho tastes like dishwater to me, nothing like
    what we had in Vietnam.

    gloria p

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    BubbaBob Guest

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    gloria p <[email protected]> wrote:

    > On 4/11/2012 1:23 PM, James Silverton wrote:
    >> Has anyone else tried the title soup? I just did for the first and last
    >> time! It's cheaper than going to a real Pho restaurant but it's what
    >> Germans might call a dreimanner Pho. ( One person to hold the eater
    >> down, one to pour it in and one to swallow).

    >
    >
    > Interesting. We have a new Pho restaurant very nearby that is always
    > packed with Asians. Their Pho tastes like dishwater to me, nothing like
    > what we had in Vietnam.
    >
    > gloria p
    >


    Just returned from a month in Viet Nam and had the absolute best pho of my
    life in Saigon. Unfortunately, I lost the address. My bad. God, was it
    tasty.

    Also found out that food in the north sucks compared to food in the south.
    Even for the traditional northern dishes like bun bo. An exception are the
    many goat meat dishes found around Ninh Binh.

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    Jean B. Guest

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    James Silverton wrote:
    > Has anyone else tried the title soup? I just did for the first and last
    > time! It's cheaper than going to a real Pho restaurant but it's what
    > Germans might call a dreimanner Pho. ( One person to hold the eater
    > down, one to pour it in and one to swallow).


    UH... I don't think I have tried that, but I have tried some of
    their other SE Asian dishes, and they have been pretty poor. As
    you say...

    --
    Jean B.

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    Jean B. Guest

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    BubbaBob wrote:
    > gloria p <[email protected]> wrote:
    >
    >> On 4/11/2012 1:23 PM, James Silverton wrote:
    >>> Has anyone else tried the title soup? I just did for the first and last
    >>> time! It's cheaper than going to a real Pho restaurant but it's what
    >>> Germans might call a dreimanner Pho. ( One person to hold the eater
    >>> down, one to pour it in and one to swallow).

    >>
    >> Interesting. We have a new Pho restaurant very nearby that is always
    >> packed with Asians. Their Pho tastes like dishwater to me, nothing like
    >> what we had in Vietnam.
    >>
    >> gloria p
    >>

    >
    > Just returned from a month in Viet Nam and had the absolute best pho of my
    > life in Saigon. Unfortunately, I lost the address. My bad. God, was it
    > tasty.
    >
    > Also found out that food in the north sucks compared to food in the south.
    > Even for the traditional northern dishes like bun bo. An exception are the
    > many goat meat dishes found around Ninh Binh.


    What was in that exceptional pho? And goat!!!! I don't think I
    have ever seen goat in a Vietnamese cookbook or restaurant. How
    interesting!!! I love goat!

    BTW, I recently found out that the "mutton" in Indian cookery is
    actually goat. Who'd a thunk it?

    --
    Jean B.

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    BubbaBob Guest

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    "Jean B." <[email protected]> wrote:

    > BubbaBob wrote:
    >> gloria p <[email protected]> wrote:
    >>
    >>> On 4/11/2012 1:23 PM, James Silverton wrote:
    >>>> Has anyone else tried the title soup? I just did for the first and
    >>>> last time! It's cheaper than going to a real Pho restaurant but
    >>>> it's what Germans might call a dreimanner Pho. ( One person to hold
    >>>> the eater down, one to pour it in and one to swallow).
    >>>
    >>> Interesting. We have a new Pho restaurant very nearby that is
    >>> always packed with Asians. Their Pho tastes like dishwater to me,
    >>> nothing like what we had in Vietnam.
    >>>
    >>> gloria p
    >>>

    >>
    >> Just returned from a month in Viet Nam and had the absolute best pho
    >> of my life in Saigon. Unfortunately, I lost the address. My bad. God,
    >> was it tasty.
    >>
    >> Also found out that food in the north sucks compared to food in the
    >> south. Even for the traditional northern dishes like bun bo. An
    >> exception are the many goat meat dishes found around Ninh Binh.

    >
    > What was in that exceptional pho? And goat!!!! I don't think I
    > have ever seen goat in a Vietnamese cookbook or restaurant. How
    > interesting!!! I love goat!
    >
    > BTW, I recently found out that the "mutton" in Indian cookery is
    > actually goat. Who'd a thunk it?
    >


    Exactly the same things that are in any pho, just prepared by a pho goddess
    with the freshest possible ingredients in a city where bad pho doesn't
    stand a chance.

    The Vietnamese word for goat meat is 'de'. I only saw it around Ninh Binh,
    which is an hour or two SW of Ha Noi. But in Ninh Binh, every restaurant
    features it and most have pictures of goats on their signs. De Xao Xa Ot
    (lemon grass chile goat) rocks!.

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    Sqwertz Guest

    Default Re: TJ's Pho

    On Mon, 16 Apr 2012 22:14:26 -0400, Jean B. wrote:

    > BTW, I recently found out that the "mutton" in Indian cookery is
    > actually goat. Who'd a thunk it?


    Sometimes, not always. It's never actually mutton by U.S. standards.
    It's either goat or lamb, never mutton.

    -sw

  8. #8
    James Silverton Guest

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    On 4/16/2012 10:14 PM, Jean B. wrote:
    > BubbaBob wrote:


    > What was in that exceptional pho? And goat!!!! I don't think I have ever
    > seen goat in a Vietnamese cookbook or restaurant. How interesting!!! I
    > love goat!
    >
    > BTW, I recently found out that the "mutton" in Indian cookery is
    > actually goat. Who'd a thunk it?
    >

    It thought the opposite was true in that dishes that are supposed to use
    goat are actually mutton. I have had goat curry at one of my favorite
    Indian restaurants and it is good. Goat is a less fatty meat than mutton
    but hard to come by in the US.

    --
    Jim Silverton (Potomac, MD)

    Extraneous "not" in Reply To.

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    Doug Freyburger Guest

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    Jean B. wrote:
    >
    > BTW, I recently found out that the "mutton" in Indian cookery is
    > actually goat. Who'd a thunk it?


    When I was a kid (pun intended) Dad used the word mutton for goat.
    Makes sense to me even if it is symantically incorrect.

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    Krypsis Guest

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    On 12/04/2012 6:41 AM, gloria p wrote:
    > On 4/11/2012 1:23 PM, James Silverton wrote:
    >> Has anyone else tried the title soup? I just did for the first and last
    >> time! It's cheaper than going to a real Pho restaurant but it's what
    >> Germans might call a dreimanner Pho. ( One person to hold the eater
    >> down, one to pour it in and one to swallow).

    >
    >
    > Interesting. We have a new Pho restaurant very nearby that is always
    > packed with Asians. Their Pho tastes like dishwater to me, nothing like
    > what we had in Vietnam.
    >
    > gloria p


    My wife and her friends go to the Pho Huong Viet Saigon restaurant at
    684 Mountain Highway, Bayswater, Victoria. Been there just once but
    found the Pho to be quite OK. From the outside, the place looks rather
    nondescript (inside too) but the food is, according to my wife and her
    friends, excellent.

    --

    Krypsis

  11. #11
    James Silverton Guest

    Default Re: TJ's Pho

    On 4/18/2012 7:44 AM, Krypsis wrote:
    > On 12/04/2012 6:41 AM, gloria p wrote:
    >> On 4/11/2012 1:23 PM, James Silverton wrote:
    >>> Has anyone else tried the title soup? I just did for the first and last
    >>> time! It's cheaper than going to a real Pho restaurant but it's what
    >>> Germans might call a dreimanner Pho. ( One person to hold the eater
    >>> down, one to pour it in and one to swallow).

    >>
    >>
    >> Interesting. We have a new Pho restaurant very nearby that is always
    >> packed with Asians. Their Pho tastes like dishwater to me, nothing like
    >> what we had in Vietnam.
    >>
    >> gloria p

    >
    > My wife and her friends go to the Pho Huong Viet Saigon restaurant at
    > 684 Mountain Highway, Bayswater, Victoria. Been there just once but
    > found the Pho to be quite OK. From the outside, the place looks rather
    > nondescript (inside too) but the food is, according to my wife and her
    > friends, excellent.
    >


    It's surprising how much opinions differ about Pho. There seems a chorus
    of opinion that Pho 75 is the preferred small chain in the Washington
    area but I much prefer Pho Nam. The nearest is in Gaithersburg (it may
    be Rockville since it is pretty near the boundary).
    --
    Jim Silverton (Potomac, MD)

    Extraneous "not" in Reply To.

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    Jean B. Guest

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    BubbaBob wrote:
    > "Jean B." <[email protected]> wrote:
    >
    >> BubbaBob wrote:
    >>> gloria p <[email protected]> wrote:
    >>>
    >>>> On 4/11/2012 1:23 PM, James Silverton wrote:
    >>>>> Has anyone else tried the title soup? I just did for the first and
    >>>>> last time! It's cheaper than going to a real Pho restaurant but
    >>>>> it's what Germans might call a dreimanner Pho. ( One person to hold
    >>>>> the eater down, one to pour it in and one to swallow).
    >>>> Interesting. We have a new Pho restaurant very nearby that is
    >>>> always packed with Asians. Their Pho tastes like dishwater to me,
    >>>> nothing like what we had in Vietnam.
    >>>>
    >>>> gloria p
    >>>>
    >>> Just returned from a month in Viet Nam and had the absolute best pho
    >>> of my life in Saigon. Unfortunately, I lost the address. My bad. God,
    >>> was it tasty.
    >>>
    >>> Also found out that food in the north sucks compared to food in the
    >>> south. Even for the traditional northern dishes like bun bo. An
    >>> exception are the many goat meat dishes found around Ninh Binh.

    >> What was in that exceptional pho? And goat!!!! I don't think I
    >> have ever seen goat in a Vietnamese cookbook or restaurant. How
    >> interesting!!! I love goat!
    >>
    >> BTW, I recently found out that the "mutton" in Indian cookery is
    >> actually goat. Who'd a thunk it?
    >>

    >
    > Exactly the same things that are in any pho, just prepared by a pho goddess
    > with the freshest possible ingredients in a city where bad pho doesn't
    > stand a chance.
    >
    > The Vietnamese word for goat meat is 'de'. I only saw it around Ninh Binh,
    > which is an hour or two SW of Ha Noi. But in Ninh Binh, every restaurant
    > features it and most have pictures of goats on their signs. De Xao Xa Ot
    > (lemon grass chile goat) rocks!.


    Hmmm. I'm going to have to hunt for Vietnamese recipes for goat!
    I wonder what other SE Asian cuisines it appears in? (NOT
    speaking of SW Asian cuisines, of course, where one sees quite a
    lot of it)

    --
    Jean B.

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    Jean B. Guest

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    Sqwertz wrote:
    > On Mon, 16 Apr 2012 22:14:26 -0400, Jean B. wrote:
    >
    >> BTW, I recently found out that the "mutton" in Indian cookery is
    >> actually goat. Who'd a thunk it?

    >
    > Sometimes, not always. It's never actually mutton by U.S. standards.
    > It's either goat or lamb, never mutton.
    >
    > -sw


    Well, the folks at my favorite Indian store said it was goat.
    That had not even occurred to me before then.

    --
    Jean B.

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    Jean B. Guest

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    James Silverton wrote:
    > On 4/16/2012 10:14 PM, Jean B. wrote:
    >> BubbaBob wrote:

    >
    >> What was in that exceptional pho? And goat!!!! I don't think I have ever
    >> seen goat in a Vietnamese cookbook or restaurant. How interesting!!! I
    >> love goat!
    >>
    >> BTW, I recently found out that the "mutton" in Indian cookery is
    >> actually goat. Who'd a thunk it?
    >>

    > It thought the opposite was true in that dishes that are supposed to use
    > goat are actually mutton. I have had goat curry at one of my favorite
    > Indian restaurants and it is good. Goat is a less fatty meat than mutton
    > but hard to come by in the US.
    >

    It's very easy for me to find goat, but that's because I live
    near some SW Asian halal markets. One little strip mall very
    near here has three Indian markets, no wait, I think one is
    Pakistani, and a pan-Asian market, which is increasingly Indian,
    for better or for worse. Even closer to me is my favorite Indian
    market, but it has not fresh meat, fish, or poultry and very
    little frozen food with such ingredients.

    --
    Jean B.

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    Jean B. Guest

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    Doug Freyburger wrote:
    > Jean B. wrote:
    >> BTW, I recently found out that the "mutton" in Indian cookery is
    >> actually goat. Who'd a thunk it?

    >
    > When I was a kid (pun intended) Dad used the word mutton for goat.
    > Makes sense to me even if it is symantically incorrect.


    I was surprised!

    --
    Jean B.

  16. #16
    Jean B. Guest

    Default Re: TJ's Pho

    Krypsis wrote:
    > On 12/04/2012 6:41 AM, gloria p wrote:
    >> On 4/11/2012 1:23 PM, James Silverton wrote:
    >>> Has anyone else tried the title soup? I just did for the first and last
    >>> time! It's cheaper than going to a real Pho restaurant but it's what
    >>> Germans might call a dreimanner Pho. ( One person to hold the eater
    >>> down, one to pour it in and one to swallow).

    >>
    >>
    >> Interesting. We have a new Pho restaurant very nearby that is always
    >> packed with Asians. Their Pho tastes like dishwater to me, nothing like
    >> what we had in Vietnam.
    >>
    >> gloria p

    >
    > My wife and her friends go to the Pho Huong Viet Saigon restaurant at
    > 684 Mountain Highway, Bayswater, Victoria. Been there just once but
    > found the Pho to be quite OK. From the outside, the place looks rather
    > nondescript (inside too) but the food is, according to my wife and her
    > friends, excellent.
    >


    I tend to prefer those nondescript places. Some are real gems.
    Pay attention to the fare! I don't care about the decor!

    --
    Jean B.

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