Pho Dalat

Pho, Pho Dalat, restaurants, spring rolls

Tonight we ate at neighboring Pho Dalat in Chelmsford. The staff was very friendly, and helpful, especially our waitress who was so patient as I vascillated between the tofu chow foon and the tofu pho. We also ordered a salty squid, with jalapeños. The generous amounts of fresh watercress was a nice treat. What we liked about that dish is the batter was not too heavy, and the squid meat was not rubbery. There was a good balance there between the batter and the squid. The decor is lovely, with a fish tanks full of parrot fish and pearl snails. I liked the light fixtures.

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The food was good, and the prices are very reasonable. With a name like Pho Dalat, you figure their specialty is pho, although I opted for my usual tofu veggie chow foon. Portions are a good sized plate. A plus is that steamed white rice is complimentary with entrees. Again the staff is great, the decor is modern, warm, and inviting. Next time I will definitely try the pho. I’m sure it will be a delight.
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A Bamboo Soup to Warm You Up in Lowell

Lowell, phiens kitchen, restaurants, winter vegetables

bamboo shoot sour soup
Originally uploaded by duxyak

I love this bamboo shoot sour soup-perfect to warm you up on these cold winter days we are having up in Northern MA.
I haven’t been to Phien’s Kitchen yet, but the concoction of winter veggies is beckoning me. I can just smell the aroma and feel the steam seen in great photo by duxyak!

Here are images of some ingredients to inspire you, such as Chinese greens, and bamboo shoots: