Monday, February 14, 2011

Warm Me Up

Pho Phu Quoc 1816 Irving St.


The gist: Words cannot express how delicious this meal was. Maybe it was the cold San Francisco breeze that made this place more appealing, or maybe it was the bursts of flavor that I experienced with every bite. Either way, there is no where I would have rather been that afternoon than sitting inside PPQ with some hot tea, a stack of magazines, and some good company. As you already know, DJ and I spent the latter half of that day eating ice cream and photo-stalking cute children. Pre-pistachio ice cream, DJ suggested we get some Pho to warm us up, so we stopped into one of her favorite spots, since we were already in the area, and boy am I glad we did. 


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Chicken Curry Vermcelli Noodle Soup
Photos of me by: DJ Lan; All other photos by: Chandamheer

What I hated: Point-blank? I hated that my tummy was not large enough to consume every last drop of the succulent coconut-milk infused chicken curry. What I liked: The service was fast and we got our food almost as fast as we ordered it, which is always a plus in my book, because the faster you feed me, the happier I am. The portions were incredibly large, even for a glutton, such as myself. We ordered a small serving of the curry, and got that monster bowl up there. Definitely makes me wonder what the large would have looked like. Oh yeah, and the prices? I am pretty sure our whole meal came to $20 with tax and tip. So, for all those lovers out there looking for a cutesy spot to take your Valentine out to today for lunch, this one is for you. Warm 'em up with some Pho at PPQ and a side of your lovin'.

In other news, I would like to apologize for being such a bad blogger this past week. Friday was my 23rd birthday, so I spent all of last week planning my big night out. For those wondering, I had an absolutely amazing time, and it was one of my most memorable birthdays yet. So, I would just like to take a moment to thank all of the wonderful people in my life, especially those who helped me celebrate. I am so lucky to have each and every one of you, and I love you all!

I would also like to announce that I will be joining Teen Vogue as one of their new Fashion Click Bloggers. I am so excited, and I cannot wait to share all of the outfits I have been saving up for you all! Happy Monday to you all! I hope your Valentine's Day is filled with a lot of extra love :) 

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29 Comments:

Blogger Chelsea Lane said...

so glad you had a great birthday! I LOVE your little headband and your flannel here, lovely photos! congrats for becoming a fashion click blogger! :)

xoxo

February 14, 2011 at 12:16 AM  
Blogger Janet said...

Congrats for being one of Teen Vogue's Fashion Bloggers! Just looking at your Viet Pho's photos made me soooooooo hungry!! They look so delish!!

Happy belated birthday and Happy V-day!!

xoxo
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February 14, 2011 at 1:17 AM  
Blogger Jillian said...

YUM! all of the food looks sooo good. happy belated birthday! and congrats on the fashion click blogger news :) have a wonderful valentines day http://www.cornflakedreams.com/2011/02/to-h.html

February 14, 2011 at 5:27 AM  
Blogger Glocal Girl said...

Your foodie experiences always look so fun-filled and delicious!! Happy Valentine's to you too!! Big hug from Amsterdam, my blogger friend.

Enjoy your day in the clouds :)
Jeanelle

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February 14, 2011 at 5:41 AM  
Blogger Twenty.Something said...

Mmm delicious! I want.
Love the headband!

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February 14, 2011 at 7:28 AM  
Blogger Jasmira Flower said...

I envy you those trips! Food looks wonderful! As much as I have wanted to eat something delicious! I rush to the kitchen!

February 14, 2011 at 7:59 AM  
Blogger Bethany said...

Love Pho and I can't get it anywhere in this town!

February 14, 2011 at 8:09 AM  
Blogger little t said...

That second photo is the cutest pic of you. Love your style- makes me want to wear colour more.

t

February 14, 2011 at 8:22 AM  
Blogger Stylison said...

Happy V day.
cute photos!

xoxo
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February 14, 2011 at 9:27 AM  
Blogger Ollie Things Beautiful said...

Food looks UH-MAY-ZING!!!! so delicious!!! especially the soup :)

February 14, 2011 at 12:42 PM  
Anonymous Mary @ stylefyles said...

ooo congrats on joining teen vogue! You will be great! And happy birthday. This post has me seriously craving some Pho. Seriously, as if your photos weren't tantalizing enough, your description of the food just puts it over the top. Nothing I can eat today can match what this tastes like in my mind.

February 14, 2011 at 1:31 PM  
Blogger Zarna said...

yum!! this looks delicious!

happy belated birthday btw :)

February 14, 2011 at 3:22 PM  
Blogger Gayatri Kumar said...

Wow! absolutely yum! the chicken curry noodle soup looks delish! makes me miss food in the US.. :(
oh and a very happy 23!! its already getting you great opportunities! congrats on joining teenvogue! looking forward to it! :)

xx G
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February 14, 2011 at 3:56 PM  
Blogger cryskay said...

yum. i think i can eat pho everyday. congrats on being a teen vogue blogger! xo

February 14, 2011 at 5:32 PM  
Blogger Eunice Choi said...

this. looks. amazing.

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February 14, 2011 at 10:01 PM  
Blogger Kathleen Carla. said...

aww you look so pretty even when you're taking pictures of you about to eat! haha. i love all the food shots!! I whip out my camera everytime I have good-looking food in front of me too :). And I def need to try out this place. Also, big congrats on Teen Vogue Fashion Click!! :)
And happy belated Valentine's Day girl!! And can't wait to meet up with you for our SF picnic!!! ;).

<3, Kathleen.

February 14, 2011 at 11:46 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Love pho!

XOXO,

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February 15, 2011 at 12:22 AM  
Blogger Nina said...

yummy food!!
thanks for stopping by & your comment :)

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February 15, 2011 at 10:23 AM  
Blogger Orchids said...

Dude it's a good thing I ate BEFORE looking at your photos lol.It all looks so yummy! And omg CONGRATS on Teen Vogue!!!

February 15, 2011 at 1:39 PM  
Blogger Closet Hound said...

I love Vietnamese food, but I actually don't like Pho. I prefer Banh Mi, or like Banh beo or banh xeo. I feel like Pho is way too filling. But these pictures make it look really delish.

And was service really that good?! All the pho places I know have awful service (even w/ great food)

xo Sherrie

February 15, 2011 at 2:54 PM  
Blogger Nnenna said...

Yummm, I love pho and I haven't some in ages!! This place looks like it serves some extra tasty pho! Also, Happy Belated Birthday and congratulations on becoming a Fashion Click Blogger! :D

star-crossed smile

February 16, 2011 at 10:41 AM  
Blogger fashioneggpplant said...

yummy!!! i love vietnamese food! =)

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February 17, 2011 at 1:11 AM  
Blogger fashioneggpplant said...

yummy!!! i love vietnamese food! =)

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February 17, 2011 at 1:12 AM  
Blogger coy colleen said...

happy belated birthday!
i've been wanting to try ppq for so long now, these pictures are making me jealous! and hungry

February 17, 2011 at 1:58 AM  
Blogger Marie Cotrel said...

Lovely blog ! Kiss xxx
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February 17, 2011 at 2:34 AM  
Blogger Margaret said...

aww lovely pics, you make me hungry ! :)

February 17, 2011 at 5:10 AM  
Blogger Lindsay With An "A" said...

Just found your blog! Love it :) This meal makes hungry....and I just ate! Looking forward to reading more of your posts!

http://lindsaylovesitall.blogspot.com

February 17, 2011 at 6:34 PM  
Blogger Behind The Seams said...

Stopping by! Omg food looks delish!! ;)

February 17, 2011 at 8:23 PM  
Blogger Martina said...

mmmh, yummy food :) i hope you had a great valentine ;))

February 26, 2011 at 2:44 PM  

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