I am staying at the Westin Prince near our office in Toronto which means that I had the opportunity to eat at one of my favorite Vietnamese restaurants tonight.
Here we have plum sauce, Sriracha, pepper paste and of course soup spoons and chop sticks for eating with.
Tonight I had Pho Cá Ri with beef. The broth is made with coconut milk and also has turmeric and galangal spice for seasoning. You may not be as familiar with galangal spice. Galangal is similar to ginger, but has a slightly different flavor profile.
Of course I added in basil and bean sprouts as well as a healthy portion of Sriracha.
While I was in the middle of eating my meal the power went out in the restaurant. Luckily I was sitting near the door and the sun was partially lighting up the table.
When it came time to pay they had to give me a handwritten receipt since the computers were down. I hope that I won’t have any trouble with our expense reporting system. However, it was a very detailed handwritten receipt so I probably shouldn’t worry.
I really enjoyed another WonderPho dinner. This would definitely be on my recommendation list of restaurants if I kept such a list 🙂