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Pho Is Changing – Chinese, French and Now American Influences

November 22, 2009

Pho is changing. Regardless of if you’re for or against it, or maybe don’t even care, you can’t stop it. The only thing you and I can do is to help control it through our own pocketbooks. I know we have urges to try something new all the time, but I also know I need to give my continued business to good authentic pho restaurants who go out of their ways to do it right. Who cares, you say? Well I hope at least some people do.

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Vietnamese Pho in Europe: A Far Cry from Home?

October 14, 2009

Vietnamese pho in Europe? Well not exactly catching on by storm like pho in the U.S., Canada and Australia, but there are enclaves of Vietnamese living in Europe. Let’s take a look at how pho got to Europe and how it’s doing in the European marketplace.

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Pho in France – Petit or Grand Pho, It’ll Be Just Like Home

July 1, 2009

Pho in France. France has the third largest Vietnamese population outside of Vietnam, and the influence of pho in France is nothing short of phenomenal. Like many other places outside of Vietnam, the popularity of pho in France is undeniable, because where there are Vietnamese, there is pho.

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Pho in Australia: Plenty of Great Pho in the Land Down Under

May 25, 2009

Australians love their pho just as much as the Vietnamese or Americans do, and the presence of pho in Australia is almost as prominent as it is in the United States. Concentration of pho shops can be found in many Australian cities including Sydney in New South Wales, Melbourne in Victoria, Adelaide in South Australia, and Brisbane in Queensland. Here’s an overview of pho in Australia.

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Vietnamese, Little Saigon, Bolsa, and Pho by the Numbers

May 11, 2009

You may be wondering about the name Pho Bolsa. Or maybe Pho 79. Or Pho 86, Pho 54, Pho 75, Pho 88, Pho 90. While there are plenty of pho restaurants with ‘normal’ Vietnamese names, these mentioned above certainly give old and new clientele (and Viet and non-Viet) a little pause of curious ponder. Well here’s an attempt to put some of these mysterious Vietnamese pho names and numbers to rest.

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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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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 Hoa Pasteur, Saigon

February 3, 2009

Pho Hoa Pasteur holds a special place in my early teen heart and memory. Not just because of its hearty bowls of pho. No. Not the Pho Hoa Pasteur you’re thinking about. I’m talking about the original place in Saigon.

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