14: Adult Outdoor Entertainment
More than just fireworks.
Pho is now embedded in popular culture and the international lexicon. It’s the flagship Vietnamese food, and undoubtedly the most recognizable Vietnamese artifact. It’s the pride of the Vietnamese stomach. But for Vietnamese people, Pho merely represents an iota of the full Vietnamese culinary landscape.
I tend to avoid the baby boomer classification, but appreciate that it also applies to me not being of the later generations. At the time, to me baby boomers were slightly older, had more access to drugs, & were looking at Vietnam conscription.
When it comes to Asian soups in the USA, ramen and pho get all the attention. They deserve a lot of it — the former draws hour long lines in trendy neighborhoods and the latter is our favorite steamy Sunday morning hangover cure. But neither rivals this relatively unknown northern Thai soup that I…