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Phở

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It had been a while since visiting one of the local Vietnamese places in town, the Rau Ram Café, down a side street, a few meters from the Marapara Golf and Country Club in Bacolod City. Ever since the first visit, always ordered a big bowl of phở, a traditional beef noodle soup.

Arriving at the table, the steaming bowl comes with a plate full of fresh herbs, including basil, cilantro, and sawtooth coriander; along with hot sauce and hoisin sauce, in order to customize each individual bowl.

With ever bowl prepared, tore up various herbs and threw them in before adding in the soup. Once the hot broth makes contact with the leaves, the aromatics consume the table and before taking one bite of the soup, the impression the smells leave is already remarkable.

Even though this place does not serve it with the traditional thin slices of beef that cook quickly in the hot soup, instead its small cubes of beef, the dish is still delicious.

Steak on the street

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A first trip to Seoul and had the immense pleasure of staying in the Myeongdong neighborhood. Obviously, did research on the neighborhood that would be best conducive to a vacation that still required a few hours of work and Myeongdong was a perfect fit.

Around mid-afternoon (on weekdays) the streets fill with food carts galore, serving everything from chicken barbeque to ice cream, to traditional Korean dishes like gimbap or japchae.

After making a few rounds, was up near the 4-Line subway station when the smell or steak wafted through. There it was, a cart with a flat-top grill with beautiful steaks cooking away. With an aroma that was so embracing, no question was stopping for another snack.

₩6,000, or just a bit over US$5.00, it is lovely. Topped with a tangy sauce and some bean sprouts on the side, it was street food to another level.

Steak

Written by Paulo Loreto

June 16, 2016 at 1:29 AM