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Beef Noodle

Pho Bo Hanoi

Once stepping into Vietnam country, you will wonder yourself where and what to eat? For a couple of minutes strolling around the streets, you can find “Pho” easily in the restaurants or food stalls. Vietnamese noodle dishes (Pho) are eaten at all hours of the day, but are a special favorite for breakfast. Nobody knows when this dish was born but it has been existing for a long time. Pho is found at all places in Vietnam but the most delicous one is in Hanoi – the capital due to its different flavor. There are 2 major types of Pho: Pho Bo ( Beef Noodle Soup) and Pho Ga ( Chicken Noodle Soup). The beef version that will take longer to cook,  is fancier than the chicken Pho. The beef is processed and eaten with assorted cuts and parts of beef. The broth is made from beef shank, neck and ox tail. The meaty toppings include thinly sliced eye-round beef steak, flank, brisket, beef balls, tendon and tripe.

 It is also spiced with more aromatics than the chicken version: cardamom, cinnamon, anise, coriander and cloves. Both versions are served in a hot bowl, topped with chopped green onion. If you like something spicy, then you can add fresh chilly, black pepper on top. 

In Vietnam, Pho is very popular for breakfast. Vendors shop at the local markets for freshest ingredients in the wee hours of the mornings to make the deep and flavorful broth in time for the morning rush hous. Locals would stop by for a delicous breakfast in a bowl before heading to work.

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