Monday, June 19, 2017
Pho is a Vietnamese noodle broth with flat rice noodles, herbs and either beef or chicken.The word 'pho' actually refers to the noodles, not the soup, and they're always tender with a nice body. However, the locals judge the pho by its broth, the herb and vegetables garnishes are available everywhere in Vietnam and always exceptionally fresh.
Pho broth is a long-simmered affair, combining chicken or beef bones (or both!) with aromatics like onions and ginger to make a deeply rich, deeply savory broth. Making a great broth is a process that takes hours, sometimes days.
Pho was originally sold at dawn and dusk by roaming street vendors, who shouldered mobile kitchens on carrying poles, and now it's the specialty of a number of Vietnamese restaurant chains around the world.