I had been battling a terrible cold for about a week, when Dave got a brilliant idea to take me out for Pho on a cold Saturday afternoon to his favourite Regina Vietnamese restaurant Little Saigon (817 Victoria Avenue, Regina).
Pho is a Vietnamese noodle soup in a tasty broth, with many different options to go along with the noodles (seafood, chicken and beef are all popular). It is incredibly fresh and, for me on this day, exactly what I needed to knock the cough right out of me (for about four hours anyway!). But, trust me, you don’t have to be sick to enjoy this soup!
We started with shrimp and pork fresh rolls and peanut sauce. I wasn’t aware of how huge the bowls of soup would be, so I thought I would need an appetizer. When my gigantic bowl of soup arrived, I realized that wasn’t the best planning! The fresh rolls were very tasty though, so I didn’t regret it.
Dave ordered the seafood noodle soup. The broth was very clear and crisp tasting, with egg noodles and all different types of seafood mixed in, including shrimp, clam, shrimp sausage and squid. The only thing we don’t understand is the soggy shrimp cracker (getting soggier by the minute in the broth). We left that in the bowl.
I ordered the spicy beef and pork noodle soup. The broth was spicy and a bit oily, which was perfect for comforting and quieting my cough. The beef was excellent, but the pork reminded me a bit of spam and I didn’t eat as much of that. The rice noodles were a little fatter (more like spaghettini than the vermicelli I was expecting), but still very good.
Little Saigon has many different soup combinations to choose from, and I can’t wait to go back again and try more!