pho was our Word of the Day on 07/10/2014. Hear the podcast!
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Recent Examples of pho from the Web
From risotto to pho, our favorite dishes demand bowls, and bowls demand spoons.
Food ☆☆ 1/2 All the familiar basics of Vietnamese restaurants are here, if spottily executed: bun (noodle bowls); somewhat lackluster pho; good fried and so-so fresh rolls.
His perfect meal was the street-stall pho of his favourite country, Vietnam.
Pho Saigon Pearl Vietnamese crepes, spring rolls, pho noodle soups and vermicelli bowls are among the many offerings at this Vietnamese restaurant at Thunderbird Road and 59th Avenue in Glendale.
Lobster and Pho will feature lobster rolls, which Lee says will offer lobster in every bite, as well as pho -- a Vietnamese noodle soup -- and dinner fare including Cajun seafood.
Other shops feature carved meats, breakfast, pizza, pho (Vietnamese noodle soup) and a Starbucks.
Korean burger shacks, Ethiopian beer gardens, poke joints, and cult pho spots became the new norm.
Owners Cat Nguyen and Angie Dang are transforming the Montrose shop into a pho shop named Les Noo'dle.
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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.
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