EViLTeW: It's funny that so many people get stuck on the author's dislike of pho and ignore the point where the reason for the dislike is more related to the crazy-ass pho cult that insists she's just ignorant when stating she doesn't like pho.I get that, for some reason, pho is to hipster foodies as the iphone is to apple fanboys. Both may be decent, but the cult surrounding them makes them much less appealing.
douchebag/hater: Weird. 200 replies and no recipes or links.WTF is wrong with you people?
Peki: /CSS: Had some trouble ordering a "Baja Chicken Chalupa" from a Toxic Smell in Arkansas once. I placed my order (Baha Chicken. . ), and he goes, "Huh?? Oh, you mean with Bayjuh sauce? Okay!"
moothemagiccow: KFC makes terrible fried chicken
Bill_Wick's_Friend: Love pho.Only recently found out from a Vietnamese friend that I've been mispronouncing it for 20 years.The cedilla over the "o" and the little tail on the "o" makes it a very soft sound. I still don't think I'm getting it properly, but as close as my Caucasian mouth can get it's not "fo" (rhyming with "go") but rather more like "fhaa"
OgreMagi: douchebag/hater: Weird. 200 replies and no recipes or links.WTF is wrong with you people?Here's the basic recipe:Go to a butcher and ask for the stuff he would normally toss in the garbage.Boil this crap for 2 to 4 hours.Toss in noodles.Throw it all away and go out for a Five Guys burger or some currie.
fsbilly: Sounds like 99% or all yelpers.If someone ever says, "I really wanted to like it... I really did." to me, they are getting their goddamned throat ripped right farking out."I really love food." Really? fark YOU!
douchebag/hater: I can barely tolerate fish in general but like sushi.Go figure.
tortilla burger: Pho is not a hipster food. It's very much a working man type of food; it's made with relatively common ingredients, there's little in the way of fancy cooking methods or obscure preparations. And pho is exactly the type of thing you'd eat when you're hung over and need something to pick you up. It really doesn't fit the profile of a hipster/foodie favorite
douchebag/hater: ecmoRandomNumbers: I feel the same way about sushi. I'm considered a philistine because I farking HATE fish!I can barely tolerate fish in general but like sushi.Go figure.
DeathCipris: Rik01: Elephants have been known to dig in each others arses for a dollop of feces, which they then eat.[daisybrand.com image 306x126]Dollop of Daisy will do ya!On a different note, spicy foods are an addiction (not in the literal sense). The act of eating it and suffering causes an endorphin release and people build tolerances over time. I, for one, have gone a little too heavy handed with the Sriracha before...
factoryconnection: Yeah, considering that most pho places also have banh mi, and if you don't like banh mi I don't know what you're looking for in life.
fiddlehead: Bun thit nuong >> pho.
GameSprocket: Never heard of it. Isn't an oriental soup made of noodles and broth called Ramen?
dabbletech: From Wiki: The broth for beef phở is generally made by simmering beef bones, oxtails, flank steak, charred onion, charred ginger and spices. For a more intense flavor, the bones may still have beef on them. Chicken bones also work and produce a similar broth. Seasonings can include Saigon cinnamon or other kinds of cinnamon as alternatives (may use stick or powder), star anise, roasted ginger, roasted onion, black cardamom, coriander seed, fennel seed, and clove. The broth takes several hours to make. For chicken phở, only the meat and bones of the chicken are used in place of beef and beef bone. The remaining spices remain the same, but the charred ginger can be omitted, since its function in beef phở is to get rid of the "cow's smell"Lovely.
royone: I think this is the beginning of the backswing of the Pho Cult Pendulum.
Calmamity: I can see being ambivalent about pho, but getting yourself so worked up that you have to write an opinion column about how much you hate pho? That kind of just makes you a contrarian twat.Shut up and make yourself a sammich.
Russky: royone: I think this is the beginning of the backswing of the Pho Cult Pendulum.We are just on FARK where it's cool to hate things. Basically internet hipsters complaining about hipsters.
namatad: factoryconnection: Yeah, considering that most pho places also have banh mi, and if you don't like banh mi I don't know what you're looking for in life.time to finally try me some banh mi
noitsnot: indeebud: hubiestubert: So get something you do like. It's food, it's not rocket science.I grew up in the South, and I despise okra. It's like eating a slimy eyebrow, but if folks like it, more power to them. If you are so worried about what people think about your food likes and dislikes, maybe you shouldn't eat in public. Or maybe get over your damn selves.LMAO!! The most perfect description of okra, EVER.Bhindi Masala - Okra Curry - no slime
Ishkur: There is a famous Vietnamese place in Vancouver called:PHO BICH NGASay that phonetically.
EvilEgg: brap: That's great, um, maybe you should order something else. Like something you enjoy. *ten minutes of awkward silence*What do you want a gold star sticker?I think he wants people to shut the pho up
factoryconnection: Calmamity: I can see being ambivalent about pho, but getting yourself so worked up that you have to write an opinion column about how much you hate pho? That kind of just makes you a contrarian twat.Shut up and make yourself a sammich.To be fair to the author, people can go overboard when it comes to food trends. He's no doubt, being from Seattle where Pho is super-hot for the last several years, constantly pinged on about how strange it is that he doesn't like it. Plus, since the Seattle Times no doubt has a large chunk of readership that falls into the food hipster category, this type of article is bound to generate a lot of clicks and comments.
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