Pho dishes in Vietnam

Pho dishes in Vietnam

Pho noodle soup is so famous that most of the tourists coming to Vietnam know about it. The Pho soup isn’t flavorful if it’s served with bad Pho noodle. Pho noodle is made by steaming rice flour batter to make thin sheets and cutting these sheets into noodles. Pho noodles must have rice smelling, white color, and flat surface. They must be not only chewy but also tender. In Vietnam, there are various foods made from Pho noodles such as Pho Noodle Soup, Mixed Pho, Pho Roll, Sour Pho, and Fried Pho… If you have a chance to visit the “S-shaped” country, do not miss these amazing Pho dishes in Vietnam.

1. Pho Noodle Soup

Vietnamese Beef Noodle Soup Or Pho

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Pho Noodle Soup is special for the broth from many kinds of spices such as ginger, star aniseed, cinnamon, amomum tsaoko… Pho is topped with beef or chicken. It’s also served with Vietnamese herbs, bean sprouts, and fish sauce, soybean paste. That is a perfect mix of the broth, Pho noodles, toppings, vegetables, and the paste. This is a must-dish in Vietnam which any tourist shouldn’t miss.

2. Mixed Pho

Vietnamese Stir Fried Pho

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Mixed Pho is a good choice in hot weather. Pho noodles are topped with assorted herbs, salad, bean sprouts, stir-fried beef, deep-fried onion, crushed peanuts. The special sauce which plays off Pho noodles and other toppings is an important part of this food. Each cook has his own recipe to make his Mixed Pho flavorful. Although Mixed Pho isn’t popular amongst tourists, it’s worth a try.

3. Pho Roll

Pho Roll In Vietnam

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Pho Roll In Vietnam

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Instead of using paper rice to wrap fillings like spring rolls, Pho sheet is used to wrap shrimp, pork, cucumber, pickles, and herbs. The Pho sheet is thicker and more tender and chewier than rice paper so that it tastes in a different way. Pho Roll is usually eaten with a sauce usually made from soybean paste and other ingredients. It would be a big miss if you don’t try to eat these tasty and good-looking rolls.


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4. Sour Pho

sour Pho in Langson Vietnam

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Sour Pho is a specialty food in Lang Son – a province in far Northern Vietnam. There are 3 layers in a bowl of Sour Pho. The first layer consists of fresh cucumber, morning glory, herbs… The second layer is tender and chewy Pho noodles. The last layer consists of shredded chicken, heart, stomach, tongue, deep-fried onion, crushed peanuts, pickled papaya, shrimp cake. The dish is served with a brown-yellow glutinous sauce which makes the dish taste sweet and sour. This food has just become popular and I believe more and more people love it.

5. Fried Pho

Pho Roll And Fried Pho

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It may be a strange dish to those living outside of Vietnam to eat and see how to cook this food. To make it, the cook fry Pho noodles, onion, and eggs on a frying pan until it becomes something like cake or thick crepe. It must be crispy outside but tender inside. It’s a perfect dish to eat with chili paste or soy sauce.

Don’t know where to eat this food in Saigon? Let’s join our Saigon Food Tour to enjoy these delicious Pho dishes in Vietnam. Our tour guide will also show you not only foods but also many more strange and amazing things.

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