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Vietnamese Pho

Vietnamese Pho Often mistakenly pronounced as 'foe', pho is said with a rising intonation that almost sounds as if you were to ask, 'Fur?'

Pho was born in Northern Vietnam around the mid-1880s. When one thinks of Pho, you immediately associate it with Vietnamese cuisine, however, the dish is heavily influenced by Chinese and French cooking. Rice noodle were imported from China; the French popularised the eating of red meat. In fact, it is believed that "pho" is derived from "pot au feu" a French soup. Vietnamese cooks blended the Chinese, French and their native influences to make a dish that is uniquely Vietnamese.

Today, among all the Vietnamese dishes that came to the attention of the people around the world, nothing else has received such tremendous acceptance as pho. There are countless chefs running popular Vietnamese restaurants, with their own 'secret' pho recipe. So techniques in cooking and preparing pho vary from chef to chef. Variations can also depend on what type of pho is being prepared.

If you type Pho into Google, hundreds of recipe will appear.  We recommend Wholesome Cook's Pho recipe using AHG Vietnamese pho spice paste.  Referred to as the 'express version' that will take ten minutes, yet, still be that perfect comfort food we all crave- warm, hearty and deliciously refreshing.



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