Vietnamese pho among world's 100 most popular dishes

By Hoang Phong    October 13, 2022 | 05:32 pm PT
Vietnamese pho among world's 100 most popular dishes
A bowl of pho with beef is served with iced tea and pieces of deep-fried dough in Hanoi. Photo by VnExpress/Nick M
Pho, a Vietnamese noodle soup considered a national dish, ranked 34th in a list of 100 most popular dishes in the world as complied by international food magazine TasteAtlas.

"It is also one of the most beloved Vietnamese dishes in the western hemisphere due to its complex, unique flavors, and elegant simplicity," according to TasteAtlas, an experiential travel guide to traditional food that collates authentic recipes, food critic reviews, and research articles about popular ingredients and dishes.

The soup is traditionally served with chicken or beef broth where the bones simmer lazily for at least three hours until the broth is perfect.

"The addition of herbs and spices accentuates the flavors, and the chewy rice noodles, juicy beef slices, and crunchy sprouts elevate the dish to another level," it added.

The magazine also recommended the best places in Vietnam to try the dish like Quynh's and the Hoa Pasteur stall in Ho Chi Minh City and Thin's stall or Gia Truyen's in Hanoi.

A bowl of pho bo in HCMC and Hanoi costs from VND30,000 to 50,000 ($1.32-2.20).

Italian pizza topped the world list, followed by Japanese sushi and the American burger.

A Hanoi restaurant serves pho from bowls that are burned to 300 degrees Celsius. Video by VnExpress/Huyen Vu

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