One of my favorite things about Saturday is hanging out with a good friend of mine who is Vietnamese. We almost always meet up at a restaurant in Little Saigon in Orange County where they serve the delicious and incredibly healthy Vietnamese national dish: Pho! I have been eating Pho for the past 2 years and still enjoy it to this day.
Pho, besides being a complete meal in itself with its perfect balance of protein, healthy carbs and packed with nutrients and minerals such as calcium, magnesium and B vitamins. the antioxidant effect can also be enhanced with basil, culantro, lemon and bean sprouts that always accompany it as sides. A big secret is that you can ask for a side of nuoc beo, which is the rendered beef fat (suet) left over from simmering the bones to make the Pho broth. It gives it a thicker, rich flavor and keeps the broth hot longer. And as the Mexican I am, I always put a lot of blended chili!
Here is a list of Vietnamese herbs.
The full meal pictured above contains:
Rendered Beef Fat
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