Words & Images by Cory Thurman, College Station Needs A Waffle House
Went to Nam Cafefor lunch today. It’s their first day, most of their menu is available during this week’s soft opening.
Of course, I went for the pho. Love the stuff. You can tell from tasting the broth they put a lot of work into it. It’s clear and has a slight mouthfeel. For those that don’t know, pho broth is made by boiling bones, meat, marrow, etc for hours and includes spices like star anise. The collagen dissolves and gives that unctuous mouthfeel their both has. Now, it being clear is also a lot of work. The boil components have to be boiled a bit and then dumped, then refilled and boiled again until it stays clear. The owner said they do the boil step multiple times.
There are three different pho broths to choose from…
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