Pho Ga

On my recent trip to Hawaii.. I tried pho for the first time. It is a delicious Vietnamese soup. Since I returnedI’m  always on the lookout for a pho spot. I came up with this quick recipe to try at home! It’s a very basic recipe. On a recent trip to H-Mart (Asian supermarket) I bought most of the ingredients.

what you need:

1 lb Chicken cutlets (cut in small thin pieces)

Chicken broth 1 liter

1-2 tbs Fish sauce

Pho Noodles

5 cloves of minced Garlic

1 Onion sliced into thin rings

Dash of Black Pepper



Bean sprout

Sriracha (optional)

1 Lime 

Jalapeño (optional)

Mint leave (optional)

Cook noodles as per the directions on label. Reserve.

Take 1 liter chicken broth, garlic and chicken and bring to a boil on high heat.

Boil until chicken is cooked about 15 minutes depending on how thin you cut chicken. 

Remove chicken and put it to the side. You can shred it. Then strain the broth.

Lower the broth to a simmer and add the onions and 1-2 tbs fish sauce depending on your taste. Put a dash of pepper. Let it simmer for another 15 minutes or so. 

This goes on the side of your pho for you to add as much as you please:

chop up your cilantro, mint, and scallions. 

Rinse the bean sprouts with cold water and cut the lime into wedges. 

I add sriracha I like it spicy..

Voila Pho!

Sugar Factory-NYC

I really enjoyed dining at Sugar Factory!! Reservations on OpenTable were booked up for weeks so I settled on a Thursday evening reservation. It is located on Gansevoort ave in NYC(Meatpacking District). We found parking easily on the street. When you first walk in, there is a little candy shop. The restaurant is very small and tight! So be prepared to be pretty close to the people dining next to you. Other than that service was great and food was delicious! I ordered the lollipop passion goblet, their signature drink! They stick lollipops in it along with dry ice to give it that cool smoky effect. (They even give you a lil plastic bag to take your lollipops to go)The drink was pretty sweet but there is plenty of alcohol in it. (It sneaks up on you.. Proceed with caution)We ordered Mac and cheese pops for appetizer that came with a tomato soupish dipping sauce. It was very good! For entree I ordered the NY Strip (cooked perfectly medium-well) topped with mushroom gravy served with creamy Yukon mashed potatoes. Then my hubby got the signature burger that came with the most delicious french fries! Food was much better than I expected. We did not order dessert because we were stuffed! However, there were tons of birthdays going on with gorgeous looking desserts and sparklers stuck in them! It’s safe to say I will be returning for my birthday this summer.