Pho pronounced FUH is a widely popular Vietnamese rice noodle soup. I want to share with you guys a Pho Infographic that shows how to order and eat pho like a pro. I remember grabbing some noodle soup at a little Vietnamese restaurant in Nashville off Charlottes Pike when four senior Caucasian women took the table next to me and ordered a round of pho. The waitress didn’t speak english but dropped off their side plates of veggies and herbs and I watched the ladies look at each other having no idea what they were suppose to do with the veggies and herbs. It was so painful to watch them dig in to their bowls of plain broth and rice noodles. I asked them if they needed help dressing the soup or a quick explanation of the sauces but they politely declined and said it was good as it was. UGH! I was dying inside ha ha ha.
So what is a pho? It’s a combination of sweet, sour, bitter, salty, and spicy flavors, that continues to gain popularity in the U.S. There are a number of components and a sort of DIY approach with toppings like chili peppers, ginger, green onions, herbs, and lime wedges that seems to at times get overwhelming. With long rice noodles and a big bowl of broth, pho pros enjoy their meal with chopsticks in one hand, and a shallow ceramic spoon in the other. Check out the infographic below to find out what’s in most pho recipes plus tips to enjoy it.