We found it! We found a Vietnamese restaurant in Eagan, just outside of St. Paul, that serves Pho!!
As you know, we’ve missed our pho and teriyaki, and finding this place made us feel wonderfully full in both our hearts and tummies. Tom loves his pho soup (which I consider slow death by starvation), but I love this rice noodle dish served with fish sauce, veggies and meats. I can’t describe it well, but I really enjoy it which means it’s flavorful but not spicy. They had both, and I admit, the sauce used in my dish was better than what I got in Seattle.
They also had shrimp spring rolls, and while the rice paper seemed a bit stale and the peanut sauce not quite sweet enough, it was refreshing to bite into something familiar.
The restaurant is about 20 minutes away, but frankly it’s worth it to have a taste of home. As I’m sure you all can relate, eventually you tire of fast food sandwiches and burgers, and you want something DIFFERENT. Something ETHNIC, something lighter than Mexican and healthy. Pho is the answer to all of these questions.
However, the portions were a little small and four hours later we were both starving. I don’t consider this a bad thing, it just means we get to go out for dinner and pick up dessert on the way home!!