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Pho, Charity and Fall Festival – A Match Made in Heaven

September 29, 2009

Vietnamese pho at a Fall Festival? Pho for charity? Pho bo, pho ga and bun bo Hue as festival foods? Maybe unheard of a few years back, but with the popularity of pho raging everywhere, pho just may become the next big festival food. It already is in Little Saigon (of course.) And have you seen the pho vats? Check out the video.

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Vegetarian Pho or Pho Chay – a Tasty Healthy Vegan Choice

September 22, 2009

Vegetarian pho, or phở chay, has never been about healthy eating in Vietnam. Now with pho very popular in the U.S. and the population more conscious about leading a healthy lifestyle, it’s only natural that restaurants offer vegetarian pho or pho chay on their menus. Temple chay foods are true vegetarian and healthy, but once vegan foods get to the restaurants, chefs spice things up to attract paying customers.

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Pho Restaurants in the United States - Pho on the Move

Pho Restaurants in the United States – Pho on the Move

September 17, 2009

Here’s quick look at stats on Vietnamese pho restaurants in the U.S. They’re part of a market analysis project I’m working on. Vietnamese pho market analysis: Vietnamese pho restaurants in the U.S. showing top U.S. cities with pho restaurants, top California cities with pho restaurants, top states with pho restaurants.

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Vietnamese Pho Soup Noodle in Noodle Face Off Against Other Asian Noodles

September 12, 2009

Here’s the ultimate noodle face-off between pho and other Asian noodles. Ratings are based on deliciousness of pho, degree of difficulty to make pho, degree of difficulty to serve pho, number of ingredients required for pho, and pho popularity among non-Asians. You may think we have our own bias on a pho blog like this, but the numbers (and results) make a lot of sense.

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Corinne Trang on Vietnamese Pho, Noodles Every Day, and Life

Corinne Trang on Vietnamese Pho, Noodles Every Day, and Life

September 10, 2009

Corinne Trang is a prolific cookbook author and Asian cuisines and culinary expert. Her latest book, Noodles Every Day, is my kind of book. I love anything slurpable, pho or otherwise. So now that her new book is out, I am excited to have an opportunity for a Q&A with Corinne Trang. I got her to do a noodle face-off between pho and other noodles, and talk about finding one’s roots, writing books, teaching others, making food and living life.

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Improving the Pho Menu For Mainstream Appeal

September 7, 2009

Pho going mainstream? Not quite yet. The pho menu needs a major improvement or facelift. Pho noodle itself is great, but the pho menu needs to get with the 21st century. Many existing pho restaurants have huge menus, but large pho menu does not equate to quality pho. Having clear and easy to understand pho menu will improve the clientele’s pho experience, and will definitely attract new business. Here’s why.

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Pho in the Philippines: Have Filipinos Taken to the Pho Phenomenon?

September 5, 2009

Vietnamese pho is, without argument, the most well-known noodle dish from Vietnam. Pho noodle has swept all across the world, making those who tasted it so enamored with the dish that they always want more. So how is Vietnamese pho doing in the Philippines, a mere 1000 or so miles east of Saigon? Are Filipinos as taken in by pho as, say, the Americans and the Australians?

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Quoc Viet Foods® Steadily Growing and Bringing Vietnamese Pho to the Masses

September 1, 2009

Quoc Viet Foods® specializes in manufacturing Vietnamese pho soup bases and other seasonings. The company is the first to use modern technologies to convert the traditional Vietnamese pho into convenient soup base form. If you’re looking for a quick pho recipe to make your own pho in less than an hour, it’s possible with pho products from Quoc Viet Foods. It’s a great option without giving up authenticity, taste and quality. Read more on how Quoc Viet Foods began its journey to bring pho to the mass.

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