What is Phở?
Phở is a soup made from rice noodles and is a traditional dish of northern Vietnam. It is also the
Vietnamese name for this particular type of ribbon noodles. There are several varieties of Phở soups but
the classic version is Phở Bò. "Bò" means beef in Vietnamese, and therefore the noodles are served with
tenderloin beef in a rich and tasty beef broth. What makes Phở Bò special is the fact that the raw,
wafer-thin tenderloin beef is cooked in the soup bowl by adding the boiling broth.
The soup is always served with fresh Asian herbs, lime, chilli and bean sprouts.
Phở is considered to be a full meal in Vietnam.