"In between surviving multiple point-blank-range assassination attempts and a failed kidnapping in which he emerged alive from the burning wreckage of a battleship his own air force had just bombed, Pibulsongkram decided that Thailand needed noodles
that would advance the country’s industry and economy."
posted by moonmilk
on Feb 23, 2013 -
The broth is just chicken and onions, with a confetti of vegetables added at the end where their flavor remains bright. The noodles are wide and winding... But, for me, the real triumph was giving the chicken parts and onion a saute... before adding water to make the soup. This deepened flavor base makes for magical soup, with a bronzed color, more robust flavor and significantly reduced prep time. ... With all of the blustery, cold days to go this winter, everyone... deserves to have a homemade, from-scratch chicken noodle soup that can be pulled off in just about an hour in their back pocket. [more inside]
posted by Egg Shen
on Oct 10, 2012 -
It's not too late to start your observance of Ramendan
, "[a] month of sacrifice in which followers eschew all other foodstuffs after sundown, to test their devotion to the almighty noodle."
Sad to say, I'm familiar only with this version
of the dish which seems to be more sacrilege than sacrament.
posted by idiolect
on Aug 1, 2011 -
(pronounced fuh), Hanoi's signature beef broth scented with ginger and anise, is one of the world's great culinary glories. Turns out it's not an ancient dish, but a 1950s-era syncretic product of the French occupation of Vietnam, which introduced the notion of boiling beef in a pot au feu
(which may be the origin of the name). The heady, fragrant noodle soup is a global hit
, prompting an international pho conference
, several good blogs
, and a sensual national obsession: "When Vietnamese talk of pho they think of sex
: 'We say that rice is a spouse, whereas pho is a lover.' " "Pho is life
, love and all things that matter." Tips on eating
pho - recipes and more inside.
posted by CunningLinguist
on Jan 10, 2007 -