Friday, December 19, 2008

bun bo hue. exactly what i needed


went to bed at 1am. back up at 5am. presentation at 7am. presentation over by 9. 9 ish...i felt drained and starving. i thought, "what do i need? i need something really good today for breakfast." i hopped in the shower, got ready and by the time i was on BART, i knew where i needed to go. i needed to go to kim huong in oakland (off of 10th and harrison) for the bun bo hue.

for me, bun bo hue cures all aliments. warm, comforting, and spicy. i was the first customer today when i walked in about 10am and i ordered the massive bowl...extra spicy. the owner lady...provided an extra condiment today....not traditional..but super yummy....she provided a in-house made chili paste made with habaneros. this was very good.

i love coming here. if it was closer to me, i'd probably be in here a hella lot more often. the people are so friendly. the bun bo hue is excellent. i haven't had anything outside of the bun bo hue. i can't help myself. as i've mentioned before, it took me years to find a good bun bo hue place....so it is kinda hard to order anything else.

when my giant bowl arrived...i sighed. then salivated. then sighed again. yum. yum.


doesn't that look so good? i slurped away...happy as i could be. i told the owner lady when i was finished that it was exactly what i needed. because it truly was. it filled me with such warmth and comfort...and i'm still full now...hours and hours later. truly amazing...the power of food to transform a state of being.

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