MoPHo, New Orleans, La. Report #18

 

Pho is a Vietnamese soup, and this place offers several different types of Pho.  As the name implies it’s Asian cuisine with numerous twists.  So straight to the food.

Crispy Brussels Sprouts with MoPHo Mayo – Delicious.  Like a sriracha mayo for dipping.

Shrimp and pork spring rolls – Just OK.  Peanut dipping sauce was pretty watery and there weren’t many shrimp or pork in the rolls.  Mostly vermicelli noodles.

Crispy Chicken Wings – UTTERLY DELICIOUS! The flavor of the lemon grass and fresh ginger on the hot, very crisp wings was outstanding.

Slow Roast Lamb in Green Curry – Don’t bother.  This was more like a soup than a curry, which I like more as a stew.  The pieces of lamb and tofu in it were minuscule so you had to keep straining through the curry sauce with your fork trying to find them.  In all it seemed like I may have fished out 3 ounces of lamb?  And I’m not used to roti fried crispy like fried won tons.  The flavor of everything was good but the way the dish was served made it not worthwhile.

Beef pho – I didn’t taste it but my son enjoyed it.

Glazed Pork Belly Bowl – Eh, ok.  The pork shoulder was smoked or marinated in something that made it taste like ham.  Pork belly was good.  Not too fatty.  The “cracklin” was like pork rinds out of a plastic bag from a gas station.

Eggplant Bowl – Very good.  My daughter, who’s a vegetarian tried this.  I tasted it and it was great.  I’m a big fan of eggplant in any style though.

I guess I can recommend the place.  Especially if you’re looking for a different take on Asian cuisine.

 

Blaine  8-8-2017

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