What Is Pho? 

Here's Everything to Know About Pho.

What is Pho?

Pho (pronounced "fuh") is a Vietnamese noodle soup that is typically made with a flavorful broth, rice noodles, herbs, and meat (usually beef or chicken).

Ingredients in Pho

The exact ingredients in pho may vary depending on the region and recipe, but here are some of the typical ingredients used to make pho. Let's See

Beef or chicken


Pho is traditionally made with beef, but chicken is also a popular option.



Beef or chicken bones are used to make the broth, giving it a rich and savory flavor.



Pho broth is typically seasoned with a variety of spices, including cinnamon sticks, star anise, coriander seeds, fennel seeds, cloves, and cardamom pods.

Rice Noodles


Pho is made with thin, flat rice noodles that are cooked separately and added to the soup when serving.

Bean Sprouts


Bean sprouts are a common topping for pho, adding a fresh crunch to the dish.

Thai Basil


Thai basil is another popular topping for pho, providing a fresh and fragrant herb flavor.

Lime Wedges


Lime wedges are often served with pho, allowing diners to add a bright, acidic flavor to the soup.

Hoisin sauce & sriracha

These condiments are often served alongside pho and can be added to the soup to enhance its flavor. Hoisin sauce adds sweetness and richness, while sriracha provides heat and spice.