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Nutritional stats vary, but on average, a bowl of pho tops 1,500 mg sodium.
Pho Your Consideration Watauga’s popular pho restaurant Pho A
Nguyen plans to start a pho restaurant there in mid-October.
Other common menu mispronunciations include espresso (it’s ess, not ex) and pho (fuh), the Vietnamese dish many mistakenly call foe.
Breakfast items like Vietnamese pho, Chinese dumplings and Korean bibimbap, all bearing Mr. Talde’s personal touch, come first.
Inside the Tigard store, there’s also a pho counter and a Thai fusion restaurant.
From pho to buy-one-get-one-free sushi rolls (yes, all the time) and beyond, Akahana has your Asian cuisine needs covered.
Pho shops dot the city's main drag, property of Vietnamese who began arriving as refugees after the fall of Saigon.
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Did You Know?
Pho, which first appeared in print in English in 1935, was borrowed from a Vietnamese word which was spelled phở. English speakers replaced the vowel with "o" but preserved the pronunciation as "fuh," rather than "foh." Another Vietnamese food word that was borrowed into English is nuoc mam, which refers to a type of fish sauce that is fermented in brine. In that case as well, the original Vietnamese word had accent marks that were lost on the journey into English. Nuoc mam was recorded in English just a few years before pho arrived.
Origin and Etymology of pho
First Known Use: 1935See Words from the same year
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