Thursday, November 6, 2008

Still Here!

Yep, we are still here. Still waiting on approvals. Day +48..... Waking up at 3:00am each morning to check the Blackberry is BRUTAL. We are trying to keep busy through the work week and weekends. This Saturday, we are taking some friends to our favorite restaurant Pho Grand. If you are in the St. Louis Metro or even travel to St. Louis you HAVE to go here! Tammy and Michael the owners, both originally from the South of Viet Nam have by far the best authentic Vietnamese food this side of being in country. I suggest for Appetizers the Dau Hu Chien Don which is fried tofu with a brilliant peanut sauce. Of course you have to have the Pho Tai (enough for two) and my favorite entree is Ca Xa Ot (Red Snapper with hot chilies and lemon grass). With this you have to have their special fish sauce, not the bottle on the table. They make me this special recipe which is high quality squid sauce with chilies in it. IT IS TO DIE FOR, but not for the weak stomach as it is spicy! Tricia loves the Bo Luc Lac which is a beef dish that has garlic, onions and a special sauce. To top it off, you gotta grab a Cafe Sua Da which is chicory coffee over ice with sweetened condensed milk. Stop by Pho and experience what makes this food some of the most exquisite in the world.

3195 South Grand
St. Louis, MO


Anonymous said...

Sounds yummy to me. I am drooling. My favorite appetizer are Chao Tom (grilled shrimp paste on sugar can)and Nem Nuong (grilled pork pasted). I roll them in rice paper with mints, lettuce, cucumber and dip it in Mam Nem (I think it's too strong for you) or fish sauce or hoisin sauce. Vanessa (VN_USA)

mommabelz said...

Thank you Andrew Zimmerman

Hank said...

@ my lovely wife above... IF I was going to do an Andrew, I would post a video of me smacking my mouth and saying ...."Oh, thats good....mmmmmmm *smack, smack*" :-)

mommabelz said...

And then you would hear me say... "ugh I hate the way he eats.."

Anonymous said...

I can't wait! I now love Pho Grand thanks to you guys. I only wish it was closer to St. Peters!

Thomas and Cathy said...

You guys are big time! We're just a couple of dumb Okies that doesn't venture far from Southern fried everything! Cathy and I like fried rice, spring rolls, and chicken Pho, but that's where our interest in Vietnamese cuisine ends :) You guys enjoy your weekend! T, C, and E