Vietnam’s prized export enjoyed by people all over the world, pho is the country’s most popular noodle soup. You can enjoy pho any time of the day, but it’s especially popular for breakfast when the broth has been simmering all night.
Served with rice noodles, your choice of meat (either beef or chicken), pho is usually served with a platter of bean sprouts, cilantro, Thai basil, lime wedges, and sliced jalapenos. Two-bottle sauces are often used with pho: a chili sauce, usually sriracha, and hoisin sauce.
Pho varies slightly as you travel through different regions of Vietnam. In northern Vietnam, pho is simpler and served with fried breadsticks known as gio chao quay for dipping. In southern Vietnam, the broth for pho is sweeter and the bowl is loaded with many different cuts of meat and lots of fresh herbs to accompany it, but sadly no fried breadsticks.