Phở is a traditional Vietnamese (beef) soup made with flat rice noodles called bánh phở, herbs, and meat — either beef (phở bò) or chicken (phở gà).
Vietnamese Phở or Phở Bò is the culinary experience par excellence worth trying when visiting Vietnam. It’s probably the most famous Vietnamese dish, and now it’s your chance to try it first hand in the country of its origin. Phở Tái is the version served with thinly sliced under-cooked rare beef that is cooked straight in the bowl.
Traditionally Vietnamese people eat Phở with herbs and/or sliced chilli rings if they want to make it spicier.
Spelling and Dish Variations
- Phở Tái – served with thinly sliced under-cooked rare beef that is cooked straight in the bowl
- Phở Nạm (Chín) – served with well-done sliced beef
- Phở Bò Viên – served with meat balls
The usual price of one bowl of Pho is around 30-40k VND (1.5USD) when ordered in a traditional Vietnamese street restaurant. However, if you go to a more upscale venue expect to pay double or even more.