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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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Designing Your Pho Restaurant: Hidden Secret of a Good Pho Restaurant Floor Plan

December 25, 2013

Your pho restaurant floor plan is what shows your concept and how you intend to operate your business. It’s a big part of your plan submission to city and health authorities for obtaining a license. It’s also what your general contractor will use to build out the space for you. And it’s also an important tool to help you manage your team in everything leading up to your grand opening. But what’s the real purpose of a good pho restaurant floor plan? Here’s the secret.

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Pho Consultation Contact Form

August 2, 2013

Tweet Updated 04-13-14. For assistance and guidance on how to open your first or fix your current pho restaurant, add pho to your current menu, create a brand new pho restaurant concept, or solve any of your pho problems, please fill out the short form below and I will respond within 24 hours. Red asterisks […]

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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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Pho Restaurant Consultation

January 9, 2011

Tweet Updated 08-02-13. Vietnamese Pho is reaching a critical mass in North America and elsewhere around the world. Pho has become one of the comfort foods of choice outside of Viet communities in many major cities and the surrounding areas. Today there is sufficient awareness of pho, and more generally Vietnamese foods, by the average consumers […]

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Vietnamese Pho With No Monosodium Glutamate (MSG)? Sure You Want It That Way?

November 17, 2010

Many people have problems with consuming monosodium glutamate, or MSG, in their foods. Chinese cuisine and many other restaurant foods are notorious for having lots of MSG in them. Restaurant pho is no different. In fact MSG use in many pho restaurants can be dominant and unmistakable. Here are some real insights about MSG in Vietnamese pho, from a roundtable of food industry experts. Vietnamese Pho with no MSG? Sure you want it that way?

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How to Order Extra Bánh Phở Noodles With Your Pho

October 16, 2010

Here’s how you order extra pho noodles with your pho (audio files.) The best thing to do is to have bánh phở noodles added to your bowl in the kitchen before they pour in the hot pho broth. Some may prefer a side bowl of just blanched bánh phở at your table, but if you think about it, you’ll want the everything in the bowl when the broth is poured in. Here’s why.

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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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Pho Etiquette

August 19, 2009

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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Banh Pho (Bánh Phở) – It’s All About the Square Noodles

June 13, 2009

Why is banh pho so important in a bowl of pho? One can say that pho is not pho without the correct banh pho rice noodles in it. You can eliminate the garnishing, but you cannot take banh pho noodles out of a proper bowl of pho. And you can’t have just few strands of banh pho floating in the broth, you have to have a whole lot of them. Here’s the run-down on the importance of banh pho in the pho dish.

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