Off the Eaten Path

Exploring St. Louis, one meal at a time…

Oh my, Mai Lee!

So after my 5 mile run through the streets of St. Louis, I decided to reward myself with a huge steaming bowl of pho. I went to one of my favorite Vietnamese places, Mai Lee.

I started with the same thing I always start with: the egg roll appetizer. I’m a sucker for a good egg roll, and Mai Lee doesn’t disappoint. Since everyone knows what an egg roll looks like (hopefully!) I’ll just post a picture of the yummy goodness inside:

I’m going to be 100% honest and say I don’t know exactly what is inside of Mai Lee’s eggrolls. But I’m pretty sure love is in there somewhere. And happiness. Maybe pork.

Next, I had the Bun Bo Hue. Otherwise known as spicy beef pho. Otherwise known as YUMMYNESS IN MY MOUTH!

It had vermicelli noodles, spicy medium-rare beef, and a bunch of different herbs and spices (I definitely tasted cilantro, among other things). It was delicious, warm, slightly spicy, and the perfect way to reward myself for running five miles in the cold. Mmm. Perfect.

My boyfriend will probably disapprove of this blog post, because I wasn’t very descriptive about the food. I don’t really explain WHY I like it. Well…sometimes, that’s just how it is. You don’t know exactly WHY you like something, but you know that you do. That’s how Mai Lee is for me. And honestly? I’m okay with that. 🙂

March 13, 2010 - Posted by | food, running | , , , , , , ,


  1. Oh man, that looks so comforting. I could see myself totally eating that and then taking a nice long nap.

    Comment by Lauren @ A Fit Foodie | March 13, 2010 | Reply

  2. Your blog looks reallllly good!!

    Comment by Lance | March 13, 2010 | Reply

  3. What a great blog! Makes me wish I lived in St. Louis! All the food looks pretty darn amazing 🙂

    Comment by lisamichele | March 15, 2010 | Reply

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