Phở is not your foe!!! I am serious here folks. Though it makes me happy that everyone loves this yummy noodle soup from Vietnam, the actual name is being mangled!! Pronounce it like “
To eat Phở is a practice in meditation. It may come out in just a few minutes but is an artwork unto itself, depending on what type of Phở toppings you order. You should be able to smell the Phở broth before you even sit down. The aroma should permeate every nook and cranny of the house or establishment. The broth should always be a clear gray-brown topaz color. Nothing should be impeding your view of the noodles, meat topping and
True connoisseurs will ask for certain accompaniments to go along with their steaming bowl of Phở. Some request for a bowl of thinly sliced onions that can either go into the bowl of soup or by itself. I find the onions accompany the different cuts of beef in the Phở extremely well. If you are a diehard connoisseur then you must have a bowl of the skimmed off fat from the broth with scallion heads in it. Pour some of the golden liquid directly into the bowl of Phở to add richness and body. However, too much and your arteries will be clogged!! Even when adding these accompaniments, look down at your bowl and notice that the broth will still remain clear, not cloudy. Conversation is not really encouraged during the eating of Phở because it should be eaten while steaming hot. Once finished, then you can relax and linger in conversation over a nice Viet coffee, iced or hot, or some tea.
Jovian Pantry® has made it even easier for you to make an easy, authentic, delicious version at home in under 2 hours with our Phở Spice Sachet. Find your own happiness over your own bowl of Phở. Remember, Phở is not your foe!!!