My brothers are obsessed with noodle soup places. A tip from mmm-yoso alerted me that Luong Hai Ky had once again reopened its location on Convoy, so this past weekend I took the family there.

I haven’t been inside since Luong Hai Ky closed and became Phat. When we went inside, everything looked exactly the same, down the the fishtanks and fish.

There is a special for the grand opening, where the pho is buy 2 get 1 free, but no one was interested in pho.

I ordered the duck noodle soup after my brothers had raved about it when they had it at the Mira Mesa location. There was a good amount of duck pieces in my soup, though I found the roasted duck to be a little salty. I got mine with egg noodles.

There was a lot of hovering when I was making these. Hovering by my brothers lured by the smell of something frying. Hovering by the FH, trying to grab them before I photographed them. And hovering by the dog as I passed them out to everyone.

Last week, one of Baby Brother’s coworkers brought a bunch of herbs to work to share with her coworkers. I came home to the aroma of fresh rosemary, chives and oregano.

Since then I’ve been cooking with them like crazy. I love the intoxicating  smells and the flavors they add to food. I especially adore the rosemary which I’ve been using on roasts, in my baking, etc. One of the things I baked were these rosemary bread knots. Basically garlic knots, except with rosemary instead.