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Beef Pho, Chicken Pho, Men, Women: A Complex Relationship

June 28, 2014

It’s common knowledge that beef pho is the most popular pho. But at any given time, do you notice that men are likely to go for pho bo (beef pho) and women like pho ga (chicken pho) when given the choice? What about vegan pho? Many pho restaurants concentrate on making only good beef pho, and serve chicken and vegan pho only as an afterthought. Here’s how you understand your pho customers and serve what they want.

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How to Open a Pho Restaurant

November 2, 2013

Want to know how to open a pho restaurant? This is the first of a series on how to open and operate a pho restaurant; from concept development, design, analysis, and buildout of a new location, to customer service, staff training, operation and procedures, and more. Not everyone can do this; it’s restaurant business after all. But for the few who have the heart and the desire, a great pleasure can be found.

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Homemade Pho: Making Vietnamese Pho Yourself at Home

February 21, 2013

Points to consider if you want to make Vietnamese pho at home. It’s not as daunting as you might think. Making pho is very easy, actually. Just know that your first attempt will be ok, and your subsequent pho pots after that will be pretty good. Then, the good stuff will start to happen.

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Vietnamese Pho on University and College Campuses – Start a Pho Revolution

February 21, 2012

I think it’s time to get Vietnamese pho on university campuses! Yes that’s the little secret project I’ve been working on. Staying true to what I want LovingPho.com to be, which is a reliable informational resource for Vietnamese pho noodle, I and a partner opened Ui-Cha! Phở and Cà-Phê, a pilot pho restaurant located on the second floor in the University Center (UC,) the University of Montana in Missoula.

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Want the Lime Taste in Your Pho? Don’t Serve It Like This

November 5, 2010

There are some great pho broths out there. Some are good enough so you don’t even have to enhance with fish sauce or hoisin sauce. Regardless of the quality, though, I must have my squeeze of lime juice in my pho. Unfortunately, for such a simple thing, there are more than a few pho photos out there showing lime and pho in some deplorable relationship. Yuck. Check out these sins.

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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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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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Thai Basil – The Siam Queen Takes Her Place in Vietnamese Pho

August 27, 2009

The basil family of herbs is one of the oldest and most commonly used herbs in the world. The variety known as Thai basil is no exception; it is utilized so extensively in Indian and Southeast Asian dishes that it is practically considered a vegetable rather than a simple herb. In Vietnamese pho, Thai basil has a prominent place on the plate of garnishes that are served along with the steamy bowl of broth, meat and noodles, giving a peppery and sweet taste at the same time.

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Instant Pho: How Good Are They?

July 29, 2009

There is a reason why instant ramen, and instant pho, took the world by storm. In today’s fast-paced life, instant pho caters to a need to feed and satisfy hunger in less than five minutes. In recent years instant pho comes in foam cups or bowls. All you need is to add hot water and let it sit for a few minutes. The question is not if instant pho is good or bad, but if it is good for your health. Here’s my take on instant pho.

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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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