Monday, May 12, 2014

T Stands For Pho Noodles with Friends


I want to begin by apologizing if I mislead anyone last week.  I thought I made it clear, but based on several comments, I need to clarify that this candle filled cup and saucer was made by my friend Halle for my birthday and I showed it again for T last week on her birthday.  I believe she sells them, if anyone is interested.



My friend R who doesn't want her photo on the internet and her boyfriend were in town last Thursday, and we went to a restaurant I had never heard of.  Apparently it's relatively new, and they both seem to enjoy it when they come to town.

I hadn't had Vietnamese Noodles for a long time, so I knew this would be a treat.  A combination of Chinese and Vietnamese decorations greeted you when you walked in.

A Koi painting, unique plants,

flower blossoms, and what looked like an artificial poinsettia dotted the place.   Although not a high end restaurant,

the food looked excellent.

Both my friends had a combination beef and pork soup, 

while I opted for shrimp noodles.  I had water with lemon, and they each had soft drinks.

Although they both finished their bowls, I couldn't finish mine.  That was a BIG bowl. Luckily, it was as delicious the next day as it was the first time around.

Now it's your turn to share your drink related post today.  Whether it's painting, photography, sewing, digital, collage, scrapbooking, or just a cup, glass, or bottle of your favorite drink, link it below and enjoy others who visit as you visit them for T this Tuesday.  Remember, the photos can be taken any time, and the post can be anything, as long as you can, in some small way, relate it back to your drink.






25 thoughtful remarks:

dawn said...

Hello and Happy almost T Day!! WOW, another fun eating out post, you are lucky my friend. Glad you had a good time and leftovers the next day is always a bonus. Beautiful restaurant!!

I am linked up and ready with my scrapbook pages to share, YAY!!
Have a wonderful day and stay cool if it's too hot again.

Denise Price said...

Thanks for sharing your latest dining adventure with us. I don't think I've ever had pho before, so it was really interesting to see it. I like that it's not just plain noodles--all the veggies and other mix-ins make it personalized and special. Happy T-Day Eve! :)

Krisha said...

The pho looks yummy! It is a very colorful place and I always like to see the oriental art work.
Happy T-day

Vicki Miller said...

Looks like you had a lovely meal with your anonymous friends. I love asian soups, so I would be in my element, but yes, it was large. Waste not want not!

Bridget Larsen said...

Love that candle cup, what a great idea. I love pho soup too but havent had any for a long time
Bridget #5

Jo Murray said...

R & I are Pho fanatics. He occasionally makes it...but not often enough.

Divers and Sundry said...

i love the local chinese restaurants i've been to but have never been to a vietnamese restaurant. i'll have to remedy that! this looks good :)

Super Stamp Girl said...

Hello Elizabeth and Happy Tuesday to you! I always enjoy reading your posts, but for some reason, I always leave HUNGRY! Can't image why. . . Hugs xo.

Hettie said...

Mmmmmn! I want some noodles now! I always feel hungry after I have been on your Tuesday post.
Happy T Day.
xx

Craftymoose Crafts said...

Wow, those do look like huge bowls of soup--I doubt I could have finished one either, but they look good.

I always enjoy the art and decorations which are always present, even in the smallest "take-out" style restaurant.

My eye caught the white spoon on the side of the bowl. I found 2 of these at a flea market & with their flat bottoms, they are perfect to hold loose beads when I am doing bead embroidery!

see you there! said...

I like pho and we have a number of local places to get it. Always fun to go out to eat with friends.

Darla

~*~Patty S said...

Those are some BIG bowls :) ... looks and sound like yours was tasty.
The Pho restaurants are really popular here too with lots of small mom and pop spots opening.
I tried it once long ago.
Happy T Day E ~♥~
oxo

Halle said...

I haven't had Pho yet but really want to try it!
Skipping T today...Little J has her All-District track meet today...

Monica said...

Yummy noddles. I hear Blue' expected you to bring shrimps home from you. That kitty network is so full of meowing gossip!

~*~Patty S said...

also wanted to say how much I enjoyed the artwork in that restaurant...I stopped by right after I woke up this am...wondering if I made sense before in my comment ;)
oxo

Dianne said...

a bit late to the party, but better late than never I suppose...your excursions out for meals are a delight. The food looks delicious, and I also enjoyed the peek at the Asian art! I do love that...and of course the tea things...

Ariel said...

Noodles is one of my favorites and this looks so yummy. Thank you Elizabeth for always sharing your dining out experiences. I love seeing new places and cuisines.
Happy Tuesday

Linda said...

It's always fun to see where you go to eat and what you have. I'd def. prefer the soup you chose. That sure does look like a LOT of food. Nice that you could enjoy it twice :) Happy T day!

Rita said...

Your noodles look the best! :)
Happy T-Day, Elizabeth.

Julia Dunnit said...

The freshness and quantity of the food looks great, who needs high end when you've found a gem!

Denise Price said...

Hi, it's me again. I just wanted to answer the question that you asked. Yep, I used the sticky side of the foam tape to stamp, which is what the book recommended. The first couple of impressions (which I did on scratch paper) were "muddled" looking, because the inked stamp still wanted to stick to the paper instead of releasing. But after the first couple of impressions, the stamp lost a bit of its stickiness and worked really well.

Carol said...

Those noodles do look wonderful ♥ I need to find a good place around here to get some. Nice art too. Have a good week and I'm trying not to be such a stranger :)

Carol said...

Those noodles do look wonderful ♥ I need to find a good place around here to get some. Nice art too. Have a good week and I'm trying not to be such a stranger :)

Nancy said...

Your soup looks so good :)
Sorry I can't join you ladies this wee or nex week---I'm off to visit my kids, so lots to get ready before we leave :) happy tea day everyone!

Myriam Kozik said...

Happy T-Day! Missed you guys!
Oh I have not had good pho for a while now. Used to have it quite often for lunch when I worked down at Orange County. Glad you liked them. They are really big bowls. I always order the small size.