Pho is a magical food for all the Vietnamese. According to the statistics, Pho is nearly 100 years old. Pho is like an ancient tree in the garden of traditional food of Vietnam. Therefore, it takes the position of the best. There are about 17 types of Pho from North to South, but it is not enough.
Pho is the popular food which could be eaten at any time, any season. Vietnamese who was just born could be able to taste Pho. The Pho at this time does not need enough spices and herbal. Even for the poor kids, there is no meat at all. The Pho for kids is just noodle and water.
The base of Pho is beef. There are many other types of meat which can be cooked to have better taste, but when you mention Pho, you mention beef. Sometimes, you could change the appetite to taste Chicken Pho for some times in your life, and it’s okay.
The right taste of Pho is cooked beef. The cooked beef is more fragrant than the underdone meat. That fragrant will express the right soul of Pho. In terms of aesthetics, the cooked beef is more beautiful than the undone beef.
Pho has been developed throughout Vietnam. And it is supposed to be originated from Hanoi. Because up to now, only Hanoi could hold the secret to make it have unique taste. Vietnamese would have to hold the bowl of Pho. Pho of Vietnamese could not become a fast food, and in the future, Pho has still be kept piping hot like present.
Pho holds the rank of 28th in the list of the most 50 delicious dishes in the world (made by CNN).