By far the biggest complaint about Vietnamese food—not the restaurants, but the food—is that it’s full of scary, squiggly bits. Yes, you can get phở tái (rare slices of filet mignon) or phở chín (brisket), but you’re missing out on some of the seminal parts of phở. By complaining about it, you’re reducing your credibility—and if you really hate all those internal bits of non-steak meat, please don’t order them. Chicken with bones in is tastier than boneless chicken (and if you’re one of those people for whom even chicken drumsticks are too exotic, you are frankly beyond help).
To our f00dcoma followers and for any of our avid yelpers out there,
Just an article regarding Vietnamese cuisine that I came across via Nicole. It brings up a lot of valid points about the subjective side of reviews and the misunderstandings foodies come across when they don’t dine with an open mind.