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Recent Examples of pho from the Web
In late 2017, cigar and pho spot Stixx opened at 361 Indiana Ave.
Like pho, Vietnam’s beloved beef noodle soup, banh mi has expanded far beyond the country’s borders.
Pho at Pho Ao Sen: Pho Ao Sen’s southern-style pho is soothing enough to eat at any hour of the day and aromatically complex enough to marvel over each time a bowl arrives.
Create your own slurp-worthy pho at home by boiling rice noodles in beef broth with spinach and basil leaves and topping the mix with deli roast beef, scallions and a drizzle of chili garlic sauce.
The restaurant specialized in pho - a Vietnamese soup - and other Vietnamese comfort foods, plus craft beer and sake.
Restaurants surely can’t put out pho at that diminutive price anymore.
Choosing which Porsche 911 to buy is a bit like deciding which type of pho, the popular Vietnamese soup noodles, to order.
Take, for example, pho, a noodle dish consisting of either beef or chicken broth that is simmered for hours before being served piping hot with a heaping plate of crunchy leafy greens and various aromatic herbs.
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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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