Love has no borders. That is why our love crosses region. My hometown is from the south of Vietnam, while my wife’s hometown is from the north of Vietnam. Our love was started by compassion. My wife felt in love with me because of my story being published in a newspaper. Since then, our love has been nourished by kindness and so does compassion.
The more we have lived together, the more our love has been developed. She has been taking care of me every day. She has cooked our meals herself. She is an amazing cook. Due to being from the north, she has prepared all most of meals which are originally from the north. One of my favorite dishes being served is Phở. It is definitely Phở of which recipe is from the north. No wonder that everyone might know the difference between Phở from the south and one from the north. Because everybody has at least tasted two cuisines.
I love Phở from the north not only being cooked by my beloved wife but also being delicious. Our family prefers the pure broth to greasy one.
She taught my son how to prepare Phở with recipe from the north. So that my son is also a marvellous cook to prepare special Phở. Whenever my birthday comes, my son treats me Phở that is cooked by himself.
It is said that the meal is only nourishing when the cook prepares it with love from heart. Because it carries the positive energy. Phở is special to me because it is not only itself taste but also is cooked by my beloved ones.
On the other hand, I can cook some dishes which are originally from the south. My wife and son also love the meal being served by me. We exchange the culture just right within our family.
I have never forgotten every moment when we together enjoy having Phở in a cosy atmostphere at home.
To sum up, I should say that Phở from the north is special to me and extremely tasty when it is cooked with love by my family members.
Written by: Nguyễn Thanh Bình
Note: This Phở (in photos) is prepared by my beloved son.