Finally a Real Vietnamese Pho Restaurant comes to Mukdahan, Thailand, or Does it?

Saw the shop last month and almost drove the 100 kilometers from Nakhon Phanom to check it out while at the illuminated Boat Procession Festival in Nakhon Phanom.  It is in the big PTT center on the Northbound side of the 212 as you head out of Mukdahan. So in Mukdahan for my weekend nearly Vietnamese food, food fix I arrived there at opening time 0930. When the Pho arrived I could see this was a catastrophe. Mystery meat balls do not come in Pho, neither do pieces of fat or fatty meat What makes Pho rich is the bones that are boiled for hours with the marrow still in the bones. Pho is not fatty as a matter of fact Pho is made of LEAN beef. Globules of fat floating in th broth finished the picture. Next came what was supposed to be the Banh Mi. This was the worst I have ever seen, touched or tasted…

Instead of a baguette it came on what appeared to be a poor excuse for an English muffin At the morning Market in Mukdahan I can get a 65-75%  realistic Bahn Mi. Thailand does not do bread well, even though now a days you can get a reasonable baguette at Tops. Bahn Mi is a feast, but after my visit to Pho Restaurant I headed for Krua Vietnam for a couple beers and Vietnamese food. Oh, that’s right, no bog and no beer. They do have an interesting collection of Dao coffee, but that can be bought at Indochine markets along the Mekhong in Isaan, The one plus is that the place is clean. If the album does not appear click here

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