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Secrets To Making And Serving Great Pho In Your Restaurant

August 14, 2014

Among the many important things you have to deal with when opening your own pho restaurant, serving great pho is at the top of the list. It’s easy to lose track of what you’re doing with everything going on leading up to a grand opening. Here are secrets to making and serving great pho to help refocus your attention to things that really help make your pho restaurant a success.

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Hiring a Pho Chef For Your Pho Restaurant

June 11, 2014

Does your pho restaurant need a pho chef? How can you find a good pho chef for your restaurant, and what qualifications should such individual have? It may surprise many, but the real question is: what good is a pho chef who is unprofessional, has bad manners and does not work within your guidelines and company policies to meet your quality expectation? Here are some things to consider when hiring a pho chef.

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Controlling Food Costs of Your New Pho Restaurant

March 22, 2014

You can control your pho restaurant food costs by establishing a strong vendor relationship and a solid system to control your food storage, serving portions and inventory counts. Food costs, if not managed correctly, can easily make or break your pho restaurant

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What Makes a Great Pho Restaurant?

September 28, 2010

We all have our own reasons why we like Vietnamese pho, and we have our own reasons to keep coming back to our favorite pho restaurant(s.) The reasons we like our pho restaurants can be as varied as pho recipes themselves, but when one boils it all down (no pun intended) to the pho essentials, there are really a finite number of reasons why a pho restaurant deserves your business and my business. Here’s my take on what makes a great pho restaurant based on the pho polls.

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Great Vietnamese Pho YouTube Videos Worth Seeing

October 7, 2009

Among the 3,000 or so YouTube pho videos there are many how-to-cook, how-to-eat and a variety of parody clips. After viewing a few, you’ll wonder why you’ve wasted a good chunk of your life on them, time that you’ll never get back. On the other hand, there are a few gems that will enhance your knowledge and appreciation of pho in many ways. Here are some of the best pho-related YouTube videos worth seeing.

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Vietnamese Pho Soup Noodle in Noodle Face Off Against Other Asian Noodles

September 12, 2009

Here’s the ultimate noodle face-off between pho and other Asian noodles. Ratings are based on deliciousness of pho, degree of difficulty to make pho, degree of difficulty to serve pho, number of ingredients required for pho, and pho popularity among non-Asians. You may think we have our own bias on a pho blog like this, but the numbers (and results) make a lot of sense.

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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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A Conversation With Viet Culinary Author and Teacher Andrea Nguyen

August 28, 2009

Andrea Nguyen is a celebrated food writer and teacher with a unique ability to interpret traditional Asian cooking styles for modern cooks. Andrea’s first book, Into the Vietnamese Kitchen, received three prestigious James Beard and IACP cookbook award nominations. Her new cookbook, Asian Dumplings, hits the shelves on August 25th, 2009. I was happy and honored that Andrea Nguyen agreed to an interview. Read about my interview with Andrea, what makes her tick, plus her views on the state of Vietnamese pho.

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Are There Secrets to Making the Perfect Pho at Home?

July 21, 2009

People in Vietnam do not actually make pho at home. Home-made pho is the unique product of Viet immigrants arriving at foreign shores after 1975. It’s not a surprise that most pho techniques concentrate on the creation of good broth. That is because coming up with a good broth for pho is the first, and toughest, step towards making the perfect pho. Once you have a great broth, the rest should just fall into place.

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Quick Beef Pho Recipe with Quoc Viet Foods’ Pho Soup Base

June 6, 2009

Authentic beef pho recipes call for cooking the broth over a period of 3 or more hours. Properly done, this will get you the best pho broth the way it’s intended to be. But for those who want to take a shortcut and shave off a few hours, Quoc Viet Foods Beef Flavored “Pho” Soup Base is a great option. They’ve achieved converting the traditional Vietnamese products (including pho) into a convenient form.

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