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CONJURING PHỞ

Boiled clean beef ribs pile-stacked like xylophone wood industrial sized pot-au-feu balancing on point single pre-Indochina War gas jet bubbling brown bath at first glance more dishwater-dressed than stock miraculously grandmother transformed into a bowl of richest broth sea dragon cellophane rice noodles verdant flecked chives white baby spring onion sliced red chile squeezed lime fragrant star anise Hanoi street alchemy priceless at two dollars.  

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