I’ve been craving for some authentic Asian dishes recently for reasons I can’t really explain. It’s probably because it’s been a long time since I’ve eaten a no-fuss Asian cuisine which won’t create such a huge dent in the pocket. Personally though, I wouldn’t mind paying any amount for something which would be authentic but you’ve got to admit that whenever you dine in proper, expensive restaurants – they will always have a modernized variation of any dish they’ll be serving and my taste palate has had enough of it already. I want something real, something authentic, something original and traditional. Don’t you have that craving sometimes?
The other day, that craving was somehow satisfied through a tweet. Rachel of Life On The Wedge posted a photo on her twitter account about a homemade Vietnamese pho delivered to her doorstep and so of course I got curious and hungry immediately. She gave me a Facebook page owned by Anh, a Vietnamese mom who cooks pho and delivers it around Doha twice a week. I booked a delivery for the next schedule and has been looking forward to it since then.
Alas! The day arrived and at around 12nn, just in time for lunch – Anh called me telling me that she’s already in the lobby of our building. Like a kid on a Christmas morning, as soon as I got the pho from Anh – I gobbled it all up.
The pho comes in 3 separate containers to keep it fresh. One container is for the beef soup with the meat (meat balls and sliced beef shanks), another container for the noodles with green onion and lastly, a plastic bag for fresh bean sprouts and basil.
The soup was already a bit cold but it came in a microwavable container so you can easily heat it up. I was too hungry and too excited though to heat it so I ate it as how it came. Still good but of course, a hot soup would be better.
For the price of QR30, I think it’s extremely worth it considering that it was delivered to your doorstep and the portion was huge. I have booked for the next delivery of course.
You may contact Anh through her Facebook page: Daily Home Kitchen. She delivers only twice a week.