I am addicted to vegetarian Pho. I like to think I know a thing or two about it. Really, I don’t. I just know where to go to get a great steaming bowl of it. Pho Van in San Diego is my favorite place.
Pho is my go-to meal for when I’m sick, or if I feel even the slightest sense that a cold is brewing. That’s not the only time I eat it though. If I want something warm, fast, and healthy, it’s always a good choice.
Pretty soon, my husband is going to have us on the Paleo Diet. Or, what I refer to as the caveman diet. You can only eat fruit, vegetables, and protein. We are waiting for the book to arrive in the mail so we can get the full scoop on all the scoops we won’t be having.
But I realized that I can still have my Pho, sans noodles. Whew!
Anyhow, like I said, I don’t know much about what makes one bowl more authentic than another. But what I will say is that I enjoy it most just how it is pictured above: with lime, lots of Thai basil, jalapeño, mushrooms, carrots, bok choy, crunchy broccoli, plum sauce, and sriracha.