I may have mentioned it before, but hubby and I have very different tastes in food and very different attitudes about trying new things. When it comes to new foods, I basically will try anything that doesn't stink or look totally gross and you can tell me what it is afterwards. Hubby is a bit more cautious and prefers to be fully informed before trying something. As an example, he hates warm mayo and if I tell him I used mayo in a cake instead of eggs he wouldn't eat it. He also has this sneaking suspicion that I am trying to sneak TVP
into his diet, but I keep that all to myself. *g*
But I digress. One of my favorite quick takeout meals is pho
. I mean when I was going in to the office I would sometimes have it up to 3 times a week for lunch. A bowl of soup bigger than your head for $6 - you really can't go wrong.
Anyways, hubby has had it exactly one time before this, and he basically views it as a big, smelly bowl of soup. Not a ringing endorsement. Where am I going with this? Well first off, hubby had a root canal yesterday and when I suggested chicken soup, *he* suggested pho! I'm thinking the dentist had the good drugs out that day, but I didn't argue. There is a great pho place just around the corner from my office (it's so nice that they aren't all confined to Chinatown anymore) so I popped by on my way home.
After ordering the two giganto bowls of soup (we pour them into mixing bowls at home to eat them) I started chatting to the waiter about foods and culture and different approaches to food. As he got my order ready he brought out this huge handful of longan fruit
showed me how to eat them and told me that I'd really enjoy them because I was pregnant(?)
I peeled them open as soon as I got in the car and oh my god they are so good! I have to go search out a supply this weekend. And I really want to know why I didn't know about these things before. And I need to know what I can do with them besides just scarfing them down. But most importantly, I need more.