DID YOU KNOW?
Basically boiled beef strips, noodles and broth, pho is considered the ultimate Vietnamese dish. But its origins are a little murky. The most common theory is that pho first appeared in Vietnam in the late 19th century, when French colonisation of the country began. Its name is widely accepted as a corruption of the French word “feu”, or “fire”, describing a Gallic beef stew dish called pot au feu, literally “pot on the fire”. The Vietnamese embraced it and made it their own.