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Pronunciation of Pho and Other Vietnamese Words and Phrases, Part 2

May 26, 2011

Here’s Part 2 of How to pronounce certain Vietnamese words. Leave a request and I’ll post an audio file so you can hear Vietnamese pronunciation of your words, in both English and Vietnamese conversational speech.

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What Is Great and Authentic Pho? Here’s One Example

November 17, 2009

My intuition told me I needed to pick up the spoon and try the broth immediately. All I can say is: it is what pho broth should be. So then on this rare occasion, I finished this huge bowl of pho without adding the hoisin sauce for pho and the red hot sauce. No I didn’t forget. I just didn’t need them. I normally only do this for authentic Pho Bac, the northern kind. Read the rest of my Pho Lu review.

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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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Pho in the Philippines – Battle for Pho Supremacy is Heating Up

June 14, 2009

The popularity of pho is rapidly spreading in the Philippines. While there are some independent pho shops, the main pho battle in the Philippines seems to be between 3 key pho players: Pho Hoa franchise from Northern California, Pho Bac, and Pho 24 out of Saigon Vietnam. The battle for pho supremacy in the Philippines may have already started as more Filipinos become acquainted with 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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Bean Sprouts – Adding Crunch to the Savory Pho

May 19, 2009

Nowadays you can’t order pho without the plate of garnishing, which invariably include bean sprouts. Fans of Vietnamese pho have come to expect bean sprouts with their pho. Some even think that pho looks quite forlorn and incomplete without it. Pho and bean sprouts may look like an odd couple, but many pho eaters add them purely out of habits because it’s just natural to eat them together.

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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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Pronunciation of Pho and Other Vietnamese Words and Phrases

April 3, 2009

How to pronounce certain Vietnamese words? Leave a request and I’ll post an audio file so you can hear Vietnamese pronunciation of your words, in both English and Vietnamese conversational speech.

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The Importance of Garnishes for Pho

February 15, 2009

A good bowl of Vietnamese Pho can always stand on its own merit. Pho itself is so good that for many, especially for home cooked pho, there is no need for all the elaborate condiments and garnishes you’d get at a pho stall or pho restaurant. Garnishes for Pho is so important to the total pho experience that our rating system treats garnishes freshness and quantity as separate point earners. Here’s LovingPho.com’s rating system based on points on scale from 1 to 5, with 5 being best.

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