Baby, it’s cold outside

Written by Ilene Ross
Photography ©Gina Weathersby/kiwi street studios

Step outside this morning, and it’s hard to believe that just 48 hours ago the Queen City awoke to an enchanted fairy castle-like coating of ice. Saturday for the 513{eats} girls usually means Findlay Market, and before any shopping could commence, a piping hot bowl of pho was in order. So we headed for the delightful Pho Lang Thang, one of our favorite places, to warm up our bellies with a satisfying, inexpensive meal. Pho, pronounced “Fa”, is a Vietnamese noodle soup, served with your choice of beef, chicken or vegan broth. You can then choose various cuts of meat, veggies, tofu, or a combination to top your pho. Everyone gets a plate of cilantro, bean sprouts, jalapenos, and lime for garnishing. Personally, I like to ramp up the fire with a good squeeze of Sriracha, a type of hot sauce named after the Thai city of Si Racha. Also on offer at Pho Lang Thang are various types of Banh Mi, delicious sandwiches served on French baguettes, cold noodle and salad dishes, as well as a variety of rolls. Make sure you get some of the luscious drip coffee made with sweetened condensed milk. It’s like melted coffee ice cream.

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anne - January 23, 2012 - 4:27 pm

love love love these photos! PLT is one of my favorite places to go for food at findlay market too: banh mi, vietnamese coffee and the limeade are my go-to 🙂 and people there are all so nice! we’ve been lucky to have luk and mapi as our servers whenever we’re there. they’re so very thoughtful and remembers we always need to have mugs of hot water 😀

gweathersby - January 23, 2012 - 5:05 pm

thank you anne! it was actually the very first time (can you believe it) that i dined there and LOVED it! loved everything about it!

Paul Heagen - January 23, 2012 - 7:40 pm

Your food photos are so natural and inviting. Heads above any of the “posed” food photos.

Cindie Lanham - January 24, 2012 - 3:17 pm

Yes the photos are great, but could use some rearrangement. If you want to see great photos go to eggplantogo@blogspot.com, another Cincinnati blooger, whose photography and writing is great. I think you ought to invite her to write for you, as I know she already supports you!!

gweathersby - January 24, 2012 - 3:55 pm

thank you paul…you always know what to say to make me smile;)
and, thank you cindie for your suggestions, we appreciate them.

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