Saturday, September 4, 2010

What the Pho? BAM!

Binh Duong
61 Belleville Avenue
Bloomfield, NJ 07003
(973) 680-8440

Long night last night? Are you dehydrated? Does water just not have enough flavor?

Then order a bowl of Pho from this place. It is sure to quench your thirst, appease your appetite, and make you happy. A steaming hot serving is all you need to jump start your day after a rough and tumble night.

My girlfriend and I are practically regulars at this restaurant because of the authenticity of their dishes. From their summer rolls to their pho and everything in between, this is an establishment that will surely tantalize your taste buds.

Anyway, back to the pho... and I'll make this short and sweet, or rather hot and savory. I like to order a large bowl with thinly sliced rare beef and an addition of meatballs. Once served, bean sprout, lots of mint leaves torn to bits and pieces, a small squirt of the brown sauce (hoisin), and lime juice from a freshly cut lime wedge will all be added to the bowl. On occasion, I'll put a couple of slices of hot pepper (depending on if I am feeling fiery that day).

And BAM! (Sorry Emeril, I had to borrow it). There you have it.

Pho can be eaten all year round (yes, summer too), however, I find it to be best when you need to refresh your day.