Pizza is Always Right

July 9, 2015

May 3rd, 2013. Pizza is Always Right!

panago pizza

panago pizza

 
 
 
 

In the end I couldn’t help myself….my tummy is a happy place for pizza to be!

Hope my car smells like pizza in the morning….lol!

Galleria (Jinju)

August 25, 2012

November 25th, 2011. Hello, Jinju

 

Galleria (Jinju)

Galleria (Jinju)

 

 

 

  Mom and I stuffed ourselves full at lunch….but that doesn’t mean we’re not going to go downstairs and look at some more food!

 

Galleria (Jinju)

Galleria (Jinju)

 

 

 

 

  In Korean department stores the bottom most floor is for food. There are always delicious snacks, banchan and foods everywhere you turn. And in a fancy department store like Galleria..well, there’s just a multitude of pretty yummies!

Galleria (Jinju)

Galleria (Jinju)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

I kinda regret not picking up some of these delicious looking waffles…!

Galleria (Jinju)

Galleria (Jinju)

 

 

 

 

 

 

But of course I couldn’t just pass up on the gigantic dumplings!  One of the things I miss most about Korea are these bigger-than-your-fist dumplings with a thin, almost bread-like skin and full of piping hot tofu, veggie, pork filling.  Of course I had to take one of these babies home 🙂

November 21st, 2011. Saigon Day 2

pho hoa (ho chi minh city)

pho hoa (ho chi minh city)

 

 

 

 

  For our final day in Ho Chi Minh City we got a tour of the city itself and some historical landmarks.

  A morning full of sightseeing really had us all hungry! Our city guide took us into the city for the most popular Vietnamese staple…Pho!! And where better to go than a well recognized establishment..Pho Hoa!  Goodness, who knew I’d see a Pho Hoa here..I thought it was a North American chain…

pho hoa (ho chi minh city)

pho hoa (ho chi minh city)

 

 

 

 

  Since I didn’t have a chance to go to any other real pho houses while in Vietnam I can’t be certain that all of them are like this, but all the tables here were laden with various herbs, bananas, fried donuts and little boxes of rice.

pho hoa (ho chi minh city)

pho hoa (ho chi minh city)

 

 

 

 

 

  Here’s how it works: you eat it, you pay for it. Lol!! No, these aren’t complimentary sides. Anyways, we crammed ourselves in and left it up to the guide to just order us the standard pho.

pho hoa (ho chi minh city)

pho hoa (ho chi minh city)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

  Let me tell you something about chilies in Vietnam. Those are some spicy mothertruckers!!! You put a few in your pho and in a matter of seconds the whole bowl turns into a fiery bowl of heat! I learned my lesson the first couple times, so this time i made sure to just put in about 3 slices, let them simmer and then took them out.

pho hoa (ho chi minh city)

pho hoa (ho chi minh city)

 

 

 

 

 

 

Just LOOK at that!  The soup is so clear, the green onions and basil are so fresh and vibrant….!  The noodles aren’t one big lump that we have to peel off and the meat is tender and falls apart just right.  It’s pho at it’s best.

pho hoa (ho chi minh city)

pho hoa (ho chi minh city)

 

 

 

 

 

  Pho was delicious, filling, and made us all sweat our butts off! I guess it’s true though, you fight heat with heat 😉

pho hoa (ho chi minh city)

pho hoa (ho chi minh city)

 

 

 

 

 

 

Oh….one thing…….. towards the end of the meal….someone said they went to the bathroom and on the way saw an interesting menu item… Rat Pho….. uh….WHAT??!!!!!!!!!!