Pho Chay – Vegetarian Pho noodle soup

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Pho Chay – Vegetarian Pho Noodle soup

Last week, Tuyet cooked  Vietnamese vegetarian Pho noodle soup to worship our parents.  Even there was not meat, but the noodle soup was tasty and delicious.  For “vegan meat,” she used fried tofu, mock beef, and black mushrooms.  The vegetable broth was cooked  from onion, daikon, carrots, mushrooms (3 types) and pho’s spice (ginger, anise, 5 stars, Cinnamon, coriander seeds,…)

Recipe is coming soon!

Bun Thang – Rice noodle soup with chicken, pork, egg

Bun Thang by FoodForFour

Bun Thang is Vietnamese  rice noodle soup, was originated from northern Vietnam.  The broth is cooked from pork bones and chicken.  Bun Thang is served with shredded chicken, cha lua (Vietnamese ham), thin strips of egg omelet, and garnished with coriander and rau răm. This is light and tasty noodle soup and good for any season. Continue reading “Bun Thang – Rice noodle soup with chicken, pork, egg”

Pho – Vietnamese Noodle Soup

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Pho – Photo from Pho So 1 restaurant in Seattle, WA

Pho  (pronounced as “fur”) is Vietnamese noodle soup.  Pho is served in a bowl with a specific cut of white rice noodles in clear beef broth, with slim cuts of beef (steak, fatty flank, lean flank, brisket). Variations feature tendon, tripe, or meatballs.

Pho is very popular around the world, specially in the US, since it is healthy and tasty.  Nothing is better to eat a bowl of Pho on a cold winter day.  

Broth:   simmering beef bones, oxtails, flank steak, charred onion, charred ginger and spices wrapped in cheesecloth.
Spices: clove, star anise, coriander seed, fennel, cinnamon, black cardamom, black pepper.
Garnishes:  slices of onions, chili peppers, culantro, lime, bean sprouts, and Thai basil.
Recipes
  1. Recipe of Pho (beef) – from Vietnamese Soul Food – Good recipe. Introduce both chicken and beef stock for pho.
  2. Recipe of Pho (beef)  from The Spice of Life – good for beginners with pictures
  3. Recipe of Pho (beef)   –   from Viet World Kitchen
  4. Recipe of Pho Ga (chicken) – from Enjoy Life
  5. Recipe of Pho Ga (chicken) – from Viet World Kitchen

How to say “Pho” the right way

 Many people ask me how to say “pho.” I checked Wikipedia, there are 5 ways!

The easy way to say Phở or pho is “fer” or “fur” with silent sound of “r.”  I would prefer “fur” because someone can associate it  the picture of “fur” coat and never forget it.  See the table below.

Vietnamese English (similar sound)
thơm (fragrance)
term
cơm (rice)
kerm or come
Phở(beef noodle soup)
fer or fur
mơ (dream)
mer(maid)
quơ (move hand)
were
Refereneces
  1. Pho, wikipedia
  2. Recipes