What is pho?
Pho refers to the Vietnamese clear broth soup with flat, white rice noodles which are so popular it is often eaten for breakfast! There are two main varieties Pho bo (beef soup) or Pho ga (chicken soup) but in Western cultures, you’ll most likely also be able to get a vegetable and tofu option which is actually hu tieu.
Decoding a pho menu
Pho bo – beef pho
Pho tai – Sliced rare beef pho
Pho ga - chicken pho
Hu tieu - vegetable soup
There is great debate around the name of the soup (not just its pronunciation) with both the French and Chinese arguing its origins. Our research is in favour of its French origins as the pho is similar to the French classic pot-au-feu which is a beef stew with vegetables, notice how similar pho and feu are?
Pho bo (Vietnamese beef & noodle soup)
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Classic Chicken Noodle Soup (Pho Ga)
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