By popular demand, according to the waiter, May Hong has re-introduced its fabulous daikon-based veggie broth.
Had a tofu and veggie pho there last night, and after my first slurp, I knew. I asked the waiter and he confirmed that lots of people had complained about it being removed from the menu. As the complainer with the biggest soapbox, I take a little credit for this development. The waiter then went on to explain how the broth's temporary removal was the result of "Barack" destroying the economy. But hey, we don't go there for the political analysis, and we're happy to have our radish broth back.
Albuquerque's Vietnamese population became established in the ’70s, thanks to Air Force marriages and a State Department resettlement program that brought approximately 3,000 South Vietnamese to New Mexico. Today, one in three Asians in Albuquerque is Vietnamese. And so we have an abundance of Vietnamese cuisine in the Duke City, a very fortunate thing for all of us.