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Pho Hoa: Berkeley

April 28, 2009

Tweet Having passed by the Pho Hoa several times since moving to Berkeley I decided it was time to sample the goods. Before going in I didn’t realize that there even was such thing as a Pho franchise…? Really? Check out Cuong’s post about the franchise here. Since I always know what I want, Pho […]

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Corinne Trang – The Julia Child of Asian Cooking

April 28, 2009

Corinne Trang on Vietnamese pho: the success of pho lies in the quality of the stock, and the quality of the stock depends on the techniques and ingredients used in making them. Three hours is what you need for a great pho stock. Although not considered an expert in pho, Corinne Trang is very knowledgeable in all foods Asian and Asian noodles. With the French connection in her background, pho is only a natural step away.

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Pho Hoa Franchise: Purely Pho, Purely Healthy

April 23, 2009

Pho Hoa, a global franchise serving typical Vietnamese pho dishes in various parts of the world, has artfully positioned pho dishes as the top choices for health conscious eaters. Regular pho connoisseurs may not go for the Americanized direct branding and marketing, but Pho Hoa needs to attract new first-time diners and the curious in order to continue expanding the franchise. Pho Hoa is currently in the U.S. and Canada, with expansion in various countries in Asia, such as Korea, the Philippines, Malaysia, and Singapore.

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Pho in the U.S.: Sweeping North America Since 1975

April 21, 2009

Vietnamese pho is probably the dish that most Americans find recognizable. Americans actually find pho appealing, and for some of my friends it’s hard for them to describe pho and why they like it, but they keep coming back for more. For me, there is no mystery in a bowl of pho. It’s just good.

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Culantro in Pho – An Herb in a League of Its Own

April 18, 2009

Culantro is often mistaken for its cousin cilantro, another pho ingredient. While most pho connoisseurs like to add culantro to their pho, it is really an optional item and the amount added is left to the tastes of the diner.

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Pho Broth: The Soul of Vietnamese Pho

April 15, 2009

There’s no denying that the pho broth is the most important element of the Vietnamese pho dish. Pho broth is the soul of the dish. It is what makes the dish Vietnamese pho.

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Understanding the Pho Menu: No More Ordering Pho by the Numbers

April 13, 2009

Ordering pho has always been a baffling matter to many. A pho menu seems like a mishmash of words that are as good as gibberish. Here’s how to get the most out of your pho menu.

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Chef Didier Corlou, A Passion for Pho and Vietnamese Cuisine

April 9, 2009

Pho and Vietnamese Cuisine – Chef Didier Corlou is a well-known, highly credible, and well-recognized authority when it comes to Vietnamese pho. His pho recipe is probably one of the best-tasting recipes you will find on the web.

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The History and Evolution of Pho: A Hundred Years’ Journey

April 8, 2009

A fascinating and definitive discussion of history and evolution of Vietnamese pho. The history of pho spans over a hundred years, from unification of Vietnam under French rule in 1887, to North and South Vietnam separation in 1954, and the Fall of Saigon in 1975 and beyond.

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Pho Que Huong Franchise: Pho and More for the Whole Family

April 6, 2009

Pho Que Huong franchise offers Vietnamese pho plus other popular fare including various beef, chicken and shrimp dishes, but consistency may be Pho Que Huong’s challenge.

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