Then the French arrived, gaining control of the country in the 1887 incorporating Vietnam. Pho is a typical comfort food that most people order when they go to Vietnamese restaurants. In fact, Pho is a street vendor's food in Vietnam and can be eaten at breakfast, lunch, dinner, and anytime in between with many different sizes. Hearty, fortified noodle soup is a wake-up call for early morning, with multiple textures of hot broth, fresh ingredients, tender beef slices, chewy rice noodles, and crunchy bean sprouts. These items demonstrate the uniqueness all in one bowl.
Beef Pho (can make with chicken also) is made with the spiced beef stock, poured over fresh rice noodles and paper-thin slices of raw beef in a bowl. It is hauntingly fragrant and lightly spicy with cinnamon, star anise, fresh ginger, fennel, and nutmeg. A side platter full of fresh basil, cilantro (long, saw-leaf herb), fresh mung bean sprouts, onions, chilies peppers, lime juice, get put together with all the other Pho ingredients at the table when it's time to eat. These go on top and added while serving as accompaniment and garnish the soup as desired.
Pho has made most Vietnamese restaurants very successful, and you can find it on their menu as a chef's specialty. This signature soup has enticed many cultures to try and enjoy one of the different foods offered in Asian countries and around the world.