Discover Vietnam and enjoy your lovely foods. Because its emphasis is on fresh herbs and vegetables, an exotic array of spices and moderate amounts of meats or seafood with very little added fat, it is one of the very few cuisines that you will find intensely satisfying yet light enough to leave us full and content without feeling stuffed.
Pho (pronounced “fuh”) is among the best known Vietnamese dishes to Americans. A blend of Vietnamese rice noodles and a meat broth, it is served with rice noodles and various meats, usually beef or chicken, with bean sprouts, lime wedges, sliced Japanese and Thai basil, mint and cilantro on the side for the diner to add to taste.
The quality of the broth is the difference between an excellent pho and one that is just adequate. Not every Vietnamese cook will roast the beef bones that are the basis for the broth.