Thursday, December 13, 2007

Santa, holiday lights, and Little Saigon

Forgot to post this picture earlier...
driving behind Santa
We were driving behind Santa and his sleigh (or carriage) last weekend!

Yesterday night we went to Little Saigon for dinner. On our way there, we made a few stops to check out some holiday light displays.

Here are a few pics from an impressive display (@ 5309 W. Barbara Ave., Glendale, AZ):
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It's quite a setup. There are lights galore (some even timed to the music) and a bunch of animated objects.

BTW, AZCentral.com has a great guide (w/ handy printable maps) to holiday lights around the Valley. Find it here.

On to Little Saigon...
This was our third visit there. We ordered a Banh Xeo and Pho Tai.

Like the last time we had it, the Banh Xeo was very good. It consisted of two large crepes filled with pork, shrimp, and bean sprouts, served with fish sauce and a plate of fresh herbs and veggies.
Little Saigon - Banh Xeo
This was the first time that we've had pho tai at Little Saigon. The broth was a bit too oily and tasted kind of flat - I couldn't taste any of the typical spices. It tasted pretty much like beef broth. Overall, it still wasn't bad. The beef was tender, the noodles had the right consistency, and the herbs were fresh.
Little Saigon - Pho Tai

2 comments:

clnkr said...

You need to stop blogging about FOOD!!! It makes me CRAVE food and ignore exercise!

Andy said...

That reminds me...I haven't exercised in months!