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Recent Examples of pho from the Web
According to a report from The Times-Picayune, a medium bowl of pho contains about 350 to 400 calories on average.
The chicken pho from Ray's Place has been a family favorite ever since my oldest daughter was brave enough to try soup that didn't come from a red-and-white can.
Leo Nguyen, who opened his first pho restaurant, Super Bowl Pho, in Westfield in 2013, plans to open a second one at 5603 E. Washington St. by mid-October.
Nutritional stats vary, but on average, a bowl of pho tops 1,500 mg sodium.
Inside the Tigard store, there’s also a pho counter and a Thai fusion restaurant.
Pho Your Consideration Watauga’s popular pho restaurant Pho A
Breakfast items like Vietnamese pho, Chinese dumplings and Korean bibimbap, all bearing Mr. Talde’s personal touch, come first.
Other common menu mispronunciations include espresso (it’s ess, not ex) and pho (fuh), the Vietnamese dish many mistakenly call foe.
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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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