Time for Noodles at Pho 79

I love noodles.  But I’m sure you knew that already, if you’ve been following along with me on my foodie adventures.

Tonight, I had a bowl of Vietnamese bun noodles at Pho 79* in Davie (South Florida).  I ordered it with beef (instead of my usual pork), and thought it was just as delicious.  I think the beef itself was even a bit less salty than the pork usually is, which is a bonus in my book!  The thinly julienned carrots and turnips pictured below in the upper right had been pickled with just the right amount of vinegar and sugar, making them quite flavorful.  The noodles were slightly chewy and slightly slippery, a pleasant smooth texture.  I’d give this a fine-good rating.

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My only complaint about the meal wasn’t about the food itself, but rather about the service.  The restaurant’s pho (soup) bowls come in three sizes: small, medium, and large, and I had asked for an explanation of the sizes.  I was basically told that small is small, medium is medium, and large is huge.  Um, hello?!  Even asking to gesture the bowl sizes was useless.  The waiter just ended up pointing at the words “small,” “medium,” and “large” in the menu.  Well, duh, I can read!  (Obviously, I didn’t end up ordering that item on the menu.)

Oh, and there was a fly that kept buzzing around like nobody’s business… if only I wasn’t distracted by my bowl of noodles…

*Location:
6451 Stirling Rd
Davie, FL 33314

On a separate note, I recently visited New Orleans for a quick weekend getaway, so stay tuned for some of my NOLA food adventures!

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In the mood for an interesting Argentinian dining experience?  Then check out Nahuen*, part food-court, part deli, and part mini supermarket, where you can pick and choose from a variety of empanadas, sandwiches, entrees, and prepared foods!  Also make sure to wash everything down with a nice cup of Lavazza coffee!

When I visited, I ordered the Portobello Caprese for starters, a double layer of tomato and mozzarella atop a huge portobello mushroom, with a fresh basil leaf.  I then continued with a Spicy Chicken Empanada and a Veal Roll.

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