Have you ever heard of Pho? Do you wonder why just a normal bowl of noodles could be famous all around the world? Here is the story of this legendary dish in Vietnam.
What is Pho?
Pho is a traditional dish and also typical for Vietnam cuisine. They said Pho appeared in Nam Dinh, which has been well-known for beef. The other believed that Pho came from the peddlers on the streets in Northern Vietnam, especially in Hanoi.
A bowl of Pho has 3 parts: the flat rice noodles, fillings, and stock.
The flat rice noodles are made from rice flour mixed well with salt, water, baking powder and cut into several threads.
The fillings to Pho usually have corianders, garlic, chili, bean sprouts, and it cannot without beef or chicken slices. Nowadays, they add in Pho more kinds of meat such as duck, egg, goose, etc. Those make Pho more delicious and be able to satisfy numerous tastes of people.
The stock is from pork’s bones that boiled in water as long as possible. Because the bones have boiled for a long time, the broth will be better and rich in nutrients.
Each time they serve customers, they always put a little flat rice noodle in a bowl, then put some fillings above. Finally, pour the broth into the bowl and bring it to the customer.
How to eat Pho?
When you eat this dish, you should twist some lemon juice into it, add in some slices of chili and eat with some salads.
The slight sweet from stock with a little salty of meat and rice noodles combined perfectly with a little sour from lime and spicy would make you out of the blue. All the taste has mixed well together. A hot delicious bowl of Pho that is eaten with salads provides you a new experience. It is hot as well as fresher, cooler and more fragrant when you eat Pho with fresh salad.
If you want, you can eat with some breadsticks. Dip them into the broth and taste. You would try a new flavor of crispy and sweet. The crazy mixture makes an extraordinary dish you must eat several times.
Where to eat Pho in Hanoi?
There are 2 Pho restaurants I want to introduce you
Pho Thin Lo Duc
- Address: 61 Dinh Tien Hoang, Hoan Kiem, Hanoi
- Price: 60,000 VND (2.5USD)
Pho Bat Dan
- Address: 49 Bat Dan, Hoan Kiem, Hanoi
- Price: 30,000 – 55,000 VND
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