What’s pho lunch?

A review in rhyme by C. (Sorry about the average quality photos, ain’t nobody got patience to take nice shots when they’re on the verge of hanger.) Enjoy 🙂

A breezy Tuesday afternoon,
Our group of six set off by foot.
The corner of Russell Street and Bourke
Was the end of our short route.

Twenty pho seven was its name,
A joyous pun for people who
appreciate this sort of thing.
For those who don’t…too bad for you.

We were seated in quite a jiffy,
a rare experience in a rather packed city.
Upon being served, there was much choice;
Their menu was varied (and also quite pretty).

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Between all of us, we had quite a spread
Of items that suited each of our tastes.
It was not long til our food arrived,
A bonus for workers who need to make haste.

One of their new dishes – Saigon chicken curry
Came in a pot that was made of clay.
With a side of rice to pair with the spice,
Allie gave it a thumbs up and hurray.

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There were two orders of vegan pho,
one of which was mine to devour.
And devour I did, for it was delicious,
and I’m sure that John would gladly concur.

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What trip to a Vietnamese place would be
complete without a good ol’ beef pho.
High standards for Dai the legitimate Viet,
who concluded that it did not disappoint her.

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Mel and Jeff both had vermicelli,
each customised with two toppings of choice.
Like the rest they were satisfied,
so we all ended our meal with great joys.

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One small thing to note for those of you
who plan to visit at some future time:
No split bills, so bring some cash.
But otherwise there’s no reason to whine.

What more can I say? This round the clock business
has reasonable prices paired with good eats.
Down to earth food with no fuss or frills,
To be had for either a quick meal or a treat.

Christmas in Hoi An

Happy 2017 friends! I hope everyone had a fantastic time kickstarting the new year with your loved ones. I know I’m really thankful to have spent the past couple of weeks catching up with my mom, brother and friends here in Singapore. 2016 has been full of ups and downs, but I feel like I’ve learnt and grown heaps, and it was really nice to be able to end it off seeing the people I rarely get to see ever since moving to Melbourne 🙂

Although my family usually spends Christmas meeting up with relatives, we decided to travel to Hoi An, Vietnam this year for a short get-away. To be honest, Continue reading

DIY: How to be Vegan

 

Can you believe it’s been months since we last posted anything at all on this blog? I am seriously ashamed. We’ve been eating too much of the same thing and haven’t created anything apart from what we eat every single day (potatoes and chickpeas, that is). I’ve been vegan just short of 6 months and since then, I’ve got a bit of this:

“So… I want to be vegan but, I just like, can’t.”  Continue reading

Vegan Macarons

Any of you who knew me in high school know that I was obsessed with baking macarons during year 12. It was my way of maintaining sanity and de-stressing myself. I enjoyed the challenge of making new flavour combinations and how different additions changed the chemistry. After embarking on the journey that is veganism, I didn’t plan on using eggs in my baking and therefore never thought that I’d be making macarons again. Continue reading

Stuffed Capsicums and Craniums

We are down with the first week of exams, evidenced by the sharp rise in chocolate consumption, head banging and general unhappiness within the student population.

How does one remain positive in dire times like these? I’m sure everyone has their own unique methods and habits that suit them. Here are some practices I personally find useful in battling the stress bug: Continue reading