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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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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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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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Eating and Franchising Pho 24 – Bringing Secret Pho Recipe to the World

May 16, 2009

Pho 24 is an up and rising noodle restaurant chain serving exquisite pho rice noodle dishes. Pho 24 now has store locations in Cambodia, Indonesia, the Philippines, and Sydney, aside from its many locations within Vietnam. What’s with the number in the name? Another pho restaurant name with numbers? It’s actually not what you think.

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Pho Ga With Side Chicken and Unlaid Eggs

May 8, 2009

Pho Bolsa, Little Saigon has pho ga with side order of free-range chicken, intestines and unborn eggs.

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Pho Bolsa – Second to None Pho Ga (Chicken Pho)

May 6, 2009

Pho Bolsa has been at the same spot forever and has one of the best pho ga anywhere. My wife ordered her favorite pho ga with white meat, heart, gizzard, and liver. There were unborn eggs as well. I had my trusty pho tai, chin, sach (beef: rare, well-done brisket, tripe). Both were good as expected, but the garnishes were on the wilted side.

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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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Global Pho: Pho Franchises Around the World

March 31, 2009

Vietnamese pho franchises going global with “Pho-nomenon.” Witness current top pho franchises such as Pho Hoa, Pho Que Huong, Pho 24, Pho Empire, and Pho & Grill.

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Washington DC Pho – Can our Capitol Compare?

February 25, 2009

After snapping a quick shot of the exterior I walked through the doors into a small, dingy place. There were tables covered in watermelon tablecloths and a soap opera playing on tv to the left of the counter.

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Beef Pho and Chicken Pho: Pho Vie II in Garden Grove

February 22, 2009

The half off pho ga (chicken pho) deal has been on for a while, but Pho Vie II is not the only restaurant running this deal in Little Saigon. There are a few others doing the same promotion on pho ga. Pho ga is easy to make, so restaurants can still make profits; pho ga (with free-range chicken) is always better than your regular frozen variety, so the customers wins with tasty food. Those big red “1/2 OFF” signs are magnets for traffic.

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