Pho with tendon

tendon

I love pho.  Thankfully the Vietnamese have brought their amazing noodle soup to our shores so that I can enjoy this delicious meal.  Now I typically order a basic beef pho or flank steak pho, but my friend always orders his with soft tendon.  This is something we will just never agree on.  Why would you take a perfectly good noodle soup and mess it up with tendon?

I am definitely not a fan of the Jello-like soft tendon.  I can’t help but think of my own tendons that connect my muscles and that makes it hard to for me to eat.  For some reason I don’t have this problem when I’m eating pretty much any other kind of meat.  I’m almost positive it’s the texture.  It just freaks me out.  Even when I coat it in Sriracha.  I just can’t do it.  The mind is amazing when it comes to making you nauseous.