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Recent Examples of pho from the Web
LePho will offer Vietnamese staples such as banh mi (sandwiches), rice and vermicelli bowls, and pho (Vietnamese noodle soup).
Pho shops dot the city's main drag, property of Vietnamese who began arriving as refugees after the fall of Saigon.
From 2006 to 2008, according to one estimate, the amount of PHOs in food in North America was cut in half.
On Friday and Saturday, the restaurant closes at 9:30 p.m. then reopens at 11:00 p.m. for pho and other select dishes.
Charred onion pho dip with tendon puffs could rule any Super Bowl spread, while the truffled toad-in-a-hole resembles an amplified riff on the croque madame.
The cafe serves a variety of Vietnamese dishes but is named for its signature, a beef pho (noodle soup).
Lilly's Cafe on Magazine Street got a shout-out for its pho.
More than 200 vendors set up stalls at Santa Anita Park June 30-July 2; chow on all manner of insanely Instagrammable foods like cold noodles, egg waffles, corn in a cup (?), pho tacos, and so, so much more.
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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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