Pho pronounces like "phir"
in English. Pho is a wonderful dish for all
Vietnamese people. Research shows that Pho
have existed in Vietnam for about 100 years.
It is like an ancient tree, which took
roots, blossom out and spread wide inside
the ground to ensure the best position in
the food culture of Vietnam.
Statistics from books and dictionaries show
that there are about 17 kind of Pho from the
South to the North, but in fact the number
is larger, some kind of Pho are mentioned
unofficially but they still attract the
eater so much like "Moc" Noodles (Bun Moc),
Ten-ingredient Noodles (Pho thap cam)....
Pho is a popular dish; we can eat any time.
In Vietnam, Pho is a very popular breakfast.
We can find its significance in each reason
while eating Pho. Vietnamese people eat Pho
since being a baby. Pho for a baby does not
include so much condiment as: shallot, lemon
and chili for the style. Even vegetarian
people can eat Pho without meat. The young
noodle dish for a baby has roll rice cake
and boiled water only.
Pho is basically made with beef. There may
have some kinds of other meat with better
taste, but Pho always goes with beef. If you
want to change the taste of beef, the
chicken or seafood as crab or shrimp can be
a good substitute. The most suitable way of
eating Pho is using well beef. The smelling
of it is better than rare beef but this is
the leading of Pho. On the artistic side,
the well done beef is always more beautiful
than rare one.