Musings (more like rambling thoughts) of a Cardiff based lawyer obsessed with food and wine
In looking for new things to assuage the boredom of our latest incarceration, I came across Oasis Home Supper Club (Twitter can be a utter cesspit, but it has its uses) who are doing a click and collect takeaway service covering a different world cuisine each week.
I have experience of a few of the world cuisines, over the years, having travelled a bit and being a total glutton and am always open to expanding my horizons food wise
The Kurdish week piqued my interest, but having ordered (for reasons beyond my control) I couldn’t pick up that Saturday (poxy car was in the Garage with Volvo right royally ripping me off for a part).
It did look good,but heyhoo.
I, therefore, deferred my order to weekend 2 of the “Firebreak” and with the ever changing menu got Vietnam.
I love a good pho (pronounce Fuh), so the new menu was actually right up my street.
I am not a great fan of tofu and when you have a toss up between beef sirloin and brisket and tofu it is a bit of a no brainer as to what to order (a bit like me being asked if I would like a glass of chilled fino or a smack in the face).
or maybe (the usual sherry pairing for beef) an oloroso.
I do think an oloroso might just over power the pho, so would – if going the sherry route – probably opt for the palo instead.
I didn’t go for a sherry though (was keeping my powder dry for sherry week, which started the next day) and instead decided on a riesling from the Washington State in the US (picked up for £8 in Waitrose).
Whilst this is stated to be dry, it had a touch of ripe stone fruit sweetness to it that worked well with the sourness of the limes and the aromatic herbs. It also had enough oomph about it to cope with the beef.
Quite a good pairing I thought, which operated nicely with the aromatics on display in the pho.
I love a good pho and this was a very good pho, full of fantastic flavours.
I really like the idea of a different World cuisine each week and it all helps to put people back on their feet.
Would I order again Absolutely – great quality and great value
The pho also translated well to the take away format.
A nice touch is the provision of recipe cards that allow you to replicate at home the dishes you order.
Definately going to get me some beef bones to cook a pho when Cardiff Central market is back open
Finally it is all for a good cause.
Very much a case of vittles and virtue.
The weeks menu are put up on their twitter feed each monday at 9am and it was Columbia last week.
Next week it is Sudan – really curious to see what that entails as I have no idea as to Sudanese food.
I shall wait with bated breath for an Ethiopian one, a cuisine I rather enjoyed on my one and only visit to an Ethiopian restaurant (Blue Nile in Birmingham).
My advice is be quick if you want one of these as they sell out very fast after they publish the menu details at 9am each Monday.