Pho Saigon 54

30 Aug

Today, a co-worker asked me to go out for lunch instead of my usual workout routine.  It took me all of 5 seconds to forget about the workout I planned to do today and say, “YES!”  I rarely go out for lunch on working days.  It’s one of my many ways to stay on budget, but it’s so nice to escape once in a while too.

I suggested someplace different that my co-worker had never heard of before.  I believe her reaction was pretty priceless at the mention of Pho.  “What?!?”  Was her reaction and take my word for it, it was priceless.  Maybe she thought I was cursing at her?

We headed to Pho Saigon 54 for our lunch outing and some traditional Vietnamese cuisine.  I had been here once before and was looking forward to the same smells and flavors that this Vietnamese dish had coming my way.

We both ordered the healthy white meat chicken pho dish.  The soup dish was delivered over a heaping bed of rice noodles garnished with green onions and fresh cilantro in a savory broth.  On the side, the waiter brought a healthy plate of crisp bean sprouts, sweet Thai basil, fresh jalapenos (I just skipped over these bad boys) and lime wedges.

“Ooooh…Pho”

I filled up my bowl with a good amount of bean sprouts and squeezed a large amount of lime juice into my bowl before digging in.  It was so yummy and also wallet friendly.  A small bowl (24 oz) was more than enough for me.  I even had some leftover to bring home for Ed.

Leftovers

Won’t he be thrilled 😉

This meal ended up being exactly what I needed before the long drive back to Ohio for holiday weekend festivities!

What are your plans for Labor Day weekend?

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