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Pho Etiquette

July 20, 2014

Pho etiquette: How to eat pho. Vietnamese pho is an easy dish to pick up and enjoy. To the casual diner, consuming pho only requires your ability to place your order, and hold chopsticks and spoon in your hands. For those ready for something more, pho etiquette is your next goal. There are specific customs to follow, while other protocols are left to individual interpretation and choice. Here’s a collection of pho etiquette to help you come closer to pho and Viet culture.

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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 Pronunciation – How to Order Pho in Vietnamese

June 23, 2009

Take your pho experience to the next level. Here are audio files to help you order pho in Vietnamese language. The selection is based on a typical pho menu one may find at many Viet restaurants. Once you learn the basics, you can order your favorite pho anywhere without even looking at the menu. Nice huh? As always each dish pronunciation has both the Southern Viet accent followed by Northern Viet accent.

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Pronouncing Pho and Ordering Pho For the Confused and the Timid

June 20, 2009

There are probably 2 reasons why a non-Viet speaking person wants to know how to pronounce phở. The obvious reason is to be able to order your favorite dish at the restaurant. The other is to be able to talk about and share it with others about your own satisfying gastronomic experience. Being able to do both well becomes the third reason.

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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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Tips on Ordering Pho Your Way: Just Tell Them What You Want

April 2, 2009

Ordering a bowl of Vietnamese pho is as easy as eating it. The one rule to remember is to just order what you want. If you didn’t grow up eating pho, or even if you’ve ordered pho yourself before, here are a few tips to enhance your pho eating experience and order pho like a pho expert.

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