When it’s cold outside, girl, what are you eating? You should be eating ramen and pho…. And we’re talking about the ramen noodle packs you used to stock-pile in your dorm room back in the day. We’re talking next-level, brothy, piping hot, packed full of toppings and vegetables GOOD QUALITY ramen, and delicious, slap-your-mama-good-pho.
Now, having spent several years living in Tokyo, I do believe I am qualified to write this article. I’m sorry I had to diss your beloved childhood nutrition-less meal. But, I have eaten a lot of ramen and pho in my day. After the past few surprising snow days here in the Rocket City, I found myself thinking about ramen, a popular brothy soup dish made popular in Japan, China, and Korea; and pho (pronounced fu, not foe) a Vietnamese soup made from a delicious broth and chock full of with fresh veggies. Here are some photos for you to compare the two. Note, there’s a different in the type of noodles used and there’s a huge difference in broth color.
Both are served piping hot, are extremely comforting, and are perfect dishes for the beautiful yet briskly cold days we are experiencing here in Huntsville.
If you’re new to ramen or pho, I highly recommend you giving both a try. If you’d like to know where the bests spots are in Huntsville, I’ve got your covered! Here are a few awesome spots to enjoy an amazing bowl of soupy goodness!