The latest in my quest for lunch under $15 while on jury duty downtown…
Week Three on jury duty, and so far my favorite meal downtown has been at Blossom Vietnamese on Main between Fourth and Fifth. I’m always excited to have a bowl of pho, the Vietnamese specialty of rice noodles in beef broth with thinly sliced beef. Blossom’s is particularly fresh and flavorful, and the beef seemed to be better quality than one often encounters in pho situations. Along with the sliced beef and noodles in the broth were fresh cilantro, scallions, and thinly sliced yellow onions.
Each order of pho is accompanied by a plate of bean sprouts, jalapeños, fresh basil and a wedge of lime, all of which I added to the broth. I have to say, this is one of the better bowls of pho in recent memory. I also ordered a ginger limeade, which is super spicy with fresh ginger. I could drink those all day long.
Two women at a neighboring table had an order of spring rolls and said they were great. I’ll be back for sure. Oh, and the total was $11.47, $3.50 of which was for the drink. Not exactly a bargain where pho is concerned, but definitely worth it.