27 January 2012
St. Louis has a wealth of Vietnamese restaurants, and for years I've been irritated that there was no vegetarian version of pho, the national dish of Vietnam. It always looks so appealing steaming in its big bowl with all sorts of fresh stuff on the side. Then, I spotted this at Local Harvest Grocery, the coolest store in St. Louis, which I can walk to from my house! The thing about making this soup is you have to buy the stuff and use it soon. Bean sprouts and cilantro do not last long in the fridge. I winged the recipe since the hard part was already taken care of with the stock. I was pretty excited to find brown rice vermicelli at Jay's, but I doubt it will be there the next time I look for it.