Soup Song for a recipe that might combine the two. (I was thinking about pho... but with chicken rather than beef.) I don't know how authentic to Vietnamese cooking this is, but it really is delicious.
It's really been a bit too hot for soup (though not so much today as it was yesterday), so I decided to make a really light, fresh salad to go with it. This is just cucumber, red pepper and bean sprouts with a bit of black pepper grated over top. It's the lightest summer salad you can imagine: watery and crunchy and peppery and fresh and so so so good.