Pho Long, Pho Well (Pho Long)

Pho long, pho well.  Auf Wiedersehen, Good Night.
Adieu adieu to yieu and yieu and yieu.

The sun has gone to bed and so must I.

But first, pho.

And in those strange hours of the night that come before midnight but long after any god fearing Vietnamese noodle shop has closed, it’s Pho Long.  It’s always been Pho Long.

pholong2Since my unruly teenage years as a lawless miscreant, Pho Long has been my beacon with it’s oversize fish tanks, flashy neon lights, and sticky everything always guiding me to affordable beef noodle soup bliss.

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If you know a thing or two about value, you’ll do what I do and order the large because even if you’re not hungry, for $7 you’ve got dinner now and lunch tomorrow.  Tell me to my face right now how that’s cheap and not at all just smart and economical.

Large Rare Beef and Beef Balls with Rice Noodles for me and Beef Stew with Rice Noodles for Wayne.

Broth can do no wrong here because no matter which route you go, you’re in for a good time.  In a tale of clean and simple vs. subtle and complex you may have some tough choices ahead of you.  Know though that this too shall pass.

Accompanied by sizeable beef ball chunks and a fair amount of beef, this soup nourished the soul like it always does.  It would have been nice if my rare beef were actually rare but Hakuna Matata.  Ain’t no passing craze.

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Beef Stew game is strong at Long.  So many feels at once because one second it’s savoury, the next it’s sweet but wait for it cause then you’re got your fiery kick.

Pho to the rescue once again, would I return?

Yes’m – with broth as tasty as this, there’s no doubt about it.

Cheap, easy, and fast – this one’s a pho-brainer.

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