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_W1T3W1N3_ t1_jdxl5qx wrote

Reply to comment by derailed-caboose in [i ate] Pho by nomaddopamine

They sell Phò kits at my grocers. I might try one and see how good it is. It should only be a matter of spices, Thai Basil, and thin sliced beef.

I am something of a Phò proficionado trying all manner of Phò restaurants and I know what the best Phò probably tastes like at this point.


opekiskagrl t1_jdxy5ah wrote

Love Phò, and Vietnamese food in general. Learned to appreciate it while on a project in Greensboro, NC, which has a surprisingly large Vietnamese contingent.

Ewer since then, while I was still doing a fair amount of travelling for out-of-town projects, I would seek out Vietnamese restaurants and always choose Phò as my first meal as a gauge to their quality.

One thing I learned was that the location and appearance weren't a very good guide to go by. The most sumptuous was in San Diego, but even thought they had a lobster tank and lots of gorgeous appurtenances the fare was mediocre.

My best success has been with tiny places in small and often somewhat dingy strip malls.


_W1T3W1N3_ t1_jdxyzhg wrote

Vietnamese just said you got to use the ở character or nothing apparently ò is very wrong just a heads up.


opekiskagrl t1_jdy0188 wrote

My bad. I just used a copy and paste from an earlier entry to get the diacritical mark in there. No idea it was wrong, but I have no excuse for not knowing or being lazy.

This does not diminish my love for Phở. (And my very western spell checker insists I misspelled that. I corrected it too.)


_W1T3W1N3_ t1_jdy200s wrote

Yeah I just wanted to let you know to avoid looking stupid and I felt bad because it was I who used the mark and I didn’t want to cause anyone into dismay.


LnStrngr t1_je09qdp wrote

Some of the best food I've had come from "hole in the wall" locations.


Senior_Night_7544 t1_jdyxy5e wrote

>I am something of a Phò proficionado

This does not mean what you think it does 😂

> I know what the best Phò probably tastes like at this point.

I bet you do! 😂😂


_W1T3W1N3_ t1_jdz4aor wrote

So do you think I should edit it then?

I’m not having a good time in life the country being ruined.

Exerting myself at anything other than happenstantial tasks is painful.


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Senior_Night_7544 t1_jdz5y5n wrote

I don't care, just try not to sound like such a full of yourself jackass in the future, Mr. Proficionado.


_W1T3W1N3_ t1_jdzamdu wrote

Oh that, yes, someone has explained that, oh grand-pa-pa.

Ask not that pray that I should edit it, for the discomfort of doing so. I’ve got encumbered by the perils. Graces later such and such.

Pip pip.