Last week my friend Drew and I were really in the mood for pho, authentic vietnamese soup made up of beef or chicken broth and rice noodles, so we decided to check out An Loi Vietnamese Restaurant for Lunch in Columbia, MD.
|Drew surveying the Menu|
|The atmosphere of the restaurant was very nicely decorated.|
We both ordered the Pho Gai- slices of chicken breast with rice noodles and other garnishes. Even though this soup tasted bland at first, it was bursting with flavor after we added the garnishes (basil leaves, limes, and vietnamese bean sprouts). The sour limes, combined with the sweet yet pungent flavor of the basil made a world of difference. The bean sprouts were just added for extra texture. On a different note, as we continued to eat, the garnishes seemed to soak into the soup and provide a richer taste with every bite. You might think it's only soup, but Pho definitely fills you up. For $7.95, you can get a a sizably large bowl of pho at a great price.
|Drew debating whether he likes pho or not|
|He liked it and is going back for more.|
This is possibly the best pho I've ever had..........yet.