We went out for Vietnamese tonight at a new place about a mile away from our new apartment. It’s called Pho Little Saigon. We both got pho (noodle soup) of course! Bobby got something beefy and I got one of the non-beef options:
It had 2 pieces of each: shrimp, squid, chicken, pork, fish balls, and fish cakes. I ate all of the meats, all of the veggies (sprouts mostly) and some of the noodles. I dipped everything in hoisin and chili sauce (on the left). I had a few bites of Bobby’s beef soup, but the broth was pretty oily… though the beef was amazing tender and lean.
The only problem with this place (which I discovered once I got home) is that they use a ridiculous amount of MSG. I should have assumed, because most pho places use it. After I eat MSG I get this pressure in my temples and my head feels tight. It’s kind of like dizziness, but it’s more just a weird sensation. I’m not sure if we’ll go back. I love pho but I hate the way MSG makes me feel. Does this happen to anyone else?
I’ll be back soon with my Monday menu plan…