So Wednesday was your run of the mill average day. But me and a coworker went to go grab some lunch. Now normally I either walk up Queen Anne Hill to Taco Del Mar, Subway, Safeway or for Thai Food. Well I guess I should explain Queen Anne Hill. It’s an interest area of Seattle that people call trendy and they have all kinds of little restaurants and places to chow. In the summer it’s great to go sit in a Thai place and enjoy the site of beautiful women walking down the street or whatever your fancy is. But anyways my coworker was like lets go grab some Pho.
Now I have heard of Pho and seen it at various Teriyaki places. Now all the places I have been in the US I have never seen so many Teriyaki places as I have seen here in Seattle. They are getting to be as big as coffee shops. The place that got me into it was Chungs Teriyaki. You get White Rice, Some Stir Fry Vegetables, 2 Chicken Breasts Sliced Up and then they cover all the chicken and rice in this Teriyaki Sauce that well you would step over your own mother just to expose your taste buds to. If you are a Teriyaki Virgin come out to Seattle give me an e-mail and would be more then happy to chat you up and enjoy this amazing food. But the point of that was they had Pho at some of these places and the part that turned me away from ever trying Pho was Tripe which if you don’t know is Cow’s Stomach. You can check it out at your local market. It’s white and bizarre looking and well the few times I have tried it. It wasn’t really to my fancy.
So we grab another coworker pile into a car and drive to a part of Queen Anne that isn’t really in walking distance. We go into this Pho place and I sit down and being a virgin to the whole Pho experience I have no idea what to order. (You ever notice how virgin is just a fun word to say? I don’t think I would want to have a virgin ever again. But you know what Virgins are great and happy to say that title anytime. Like something like I should go to Virgin Records to by a record by some Virgin Pop Star and then think about the time I lost my virginity to a virgin and then realize that I am some sort of sicko for buying a record of a Virgin Pop Star who is probably targeting other virgins. Okay that went in the totally wrong direction then I intended it go. But hey if you are still reading hoping for some good content. Well if you have read my blog before you know whats probably coming or not coming.) So they say just order Steak you can’t go wrong with Steak. So I say I will have Steak Pho please. I have always hated going into some bizarre restaurant that has it’s own ordering scheme and not knowing how to order so I prefer to go with someone who knows what the hell they are doing in hopes of learning what the proper way to order is. Like the Thai Restaurant I love you order by number. So I usually order a 53 and Rice. But if I am getting dinner to share. I get a 7, 50, 53, 34, 79-Chicken and Spicy Level 5 by default. But most Thai Food Virgins prefer a 1 or a 0. Bah.
So the soup comes out and they give you a spoon and chop sticks. Now having a Filipino dad I learned at a very young age the art of chop stickery (word?) So eating wet noodles with chop sticks appears to be a rather difficult challenge but you manage. The trick is getting a slighter bigger serving then you intend to fit in your mouth and by the time it gets there you have dropped it back in the bowl to make it manageable. But then to the Pho you add some Basil leaves and spicy sauces. I love spicy food so that was always a bonus. If your not sweating when your eating your Asian Food well then it’s not done right. Or your typical and like bland things.
But I must say this soup is awesome. I am not a big soup fan but man Pho is good stuff. So your mission today blogerites is to go try Pho. If you don’t well my feels will not be hurt. But I am sure your tongue will rebel. Become detacched in the middle of the night and whisper in your ear. “Try Pho, Try Pho” or perhaps you might have an experience I had when reading a blog. The Junniper Series a tale of a student who works in a library who lives in Portland and gets featured on Digg for getting a parking ticket in Utah. Man I am jealous of the digg thing. Who wrote a story about this terror cat in her neighborhood that had an issue with her cat. In turn that blog post somehow inspired me to have a dream about mountain lions attacking my car and eating my tires.
I must say that Thursday seemed totally lame. Though I did lose power because of all the cold weather and some genius who doesn’t know how to drive in the snow and ice hit a tree that hit a power line that caused me to lose power. Which prompted me to watch Heroes on my iPod and then Sin City on my Laptop and power came on again.
So Friday… Friday is a blog post in itself. So Part 3 coming at you tomorrow. Friday will be a graphics and some audio post. Ohh on a side note I have an Irishmen who is calling the voicemail leaving his words of wisdom. I must say his stories are just umm WOW. So been coming up with Podcast material and getting the hardware going. Picking out a Mixer is cumbersome work. But with anything technology I need to do my research. I should probably get a digital camera one of these days.
Pho is Good. EAT IT! Go Hug an Owl Today.