Pho – A speciality of Vietnam

Each country has its traditional dishes which are popular around the world. When talking about Japan, we should mention “sushi”; when traveling to Germany, travelers absolutely want to taste a hot-dog to see how delicious it is. Among various Viet Nam cuisines, PHO is an outstanding dish that every foreigner could not miss when visiting Viet Nam.

Pho - A speciality of Vietnam

Pho is a type of soup consisting of broth, rice noodles, a few herbs, and meat (either beef or chicken). Each region has its own style, differentiated by noodle width, sweetness of broth and choice of herbs. Pho in the north of Viet Nam tended to use wider noodles and much more green onion. To balance the taste of each eater, vinegar, fish sauce and chili sauce are provided to add on the broth. On the other hand, southern Vietnamese pho broth is slightly sweeter and there are bean sprouts and a greater variety of fresh herbs when use.

From the beginning, Pho is only for breakfast; it now becomes one of the main options for lunch and dinner; and some Pho restaurants opens until midnight for those who go out too late. A normal Pho bowl in Viet Nam costs around US$2-3. In high-class restaurants, it can be $4-5 for each It is reasonable for a delicious dish.

Pho was originally sold by street vendors who shouldered mobile kitchens on carrying poles, but now it is Vietnam’s unofficial national dish exported with pride all over the world. Some of well-known restaurant chains in Viet Nam and around the world which specializes in this food: Pho 2000 & Pho Ta in Ho Chi Minh (Viet Nam), Pho 24 with 60 locations in Vietnam and 20 abroad; Pho Hoa in USA and over 70 locations in seven countries. Besides, in other countries, Pho restaurants surely exist to serve Vietnamese and for local citizen to discover one of highlight in Viet Nam cuisine.

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