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Pho, that ever popular Vietnam must try

When you think Vietnam, you probably think Pho. This tasty dish is thought to be originated in the early 20th century in the North of Vietnam. These days this cheap and cheerful street food can be found all over Vietnam and even migrated to the rest of the world.

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What is Pho?

Pho is a Vietnamese noodle dish consisting of broth, rice noodles herbs and meat (often chicken or beef).


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How do I pronounce Pho

Notoriously on the list of commonly mispronounced words you are most definitely not the only one struggling on how to pronounce this tasty dish. But not to worry, I am here to help you out. Pho is pronounced ‘fuh’. So not ‘foo’ like most people do. Not too hard is it? Once you know the right way to say it, it isn’t easily forgotten.

Types of Pho

The 2 basic Pho’s you usually choose from are the following:

Pho Bo (beef) has around 367 calories per serving

Pho Ga (chicken) has around 475 calories per serving

If you want to customize your Pho:

Pho Ko (dry pho)

Pho hai san (seafood)

Pho Chay (Vegetarian)

Pho Bo -

Gau (fatty brisket)

Nam (flank)

Gan (tendon)

Sach (tripe)

Bo vien (meatballs)

Bo tai / bo chin (rare / well done beef)

Be (veal)

Duoi bo (oxtail)

Bo sot vang (beef in red wine)

How do you eat Pho?

  1. Smell it
  2. Taste the broth
  3. Try the ingredients on their own or dip it in the sauce
  4. Add chili/spice
  5. Add basil and bean sprouts
  6. Use chopsticks to eat the noodles
  7. After every bite of noodles have a sip of broth (use chinese soup spoon)

Where can I get the best Pho?

In Hanoi: Pho Thin. 13 Lo Duc, Hai Ba Trung District, Hanoi

In Hoi An: Pho Xua. 35 Phan Chau Trinh, Hoi An

In Ho Chi Minh city: Pho Le. 414 413, Nguyen Trai Street P.7,Q5, Ho Chi Minh City

Have you ever tried this yummy dish? Would you have Pho, Pho ever?