Vietnam has a large variety of noodles and noodle soups. Different regions invented different types of noodles, varying in shapes, tastes, colors, etc. One of the nation's most famous type of noodles is Phở
(pronounced "fuh"), a type of noodle soup originating from North Vietnam. Pho usually becomes an instant favorite for anyone visiting Vietnam.
Pho consists of rice noodles and beef soup (sometimes chicken soup) with several other ingredients such as bean sprouts and scallions (spring onions). The boiling stock, fragrant with spices and sauces, is poured over the noodles and vegetables, poaching the paper-thin slices of raw beef just before serving. Phở is meant to be savored, incorporating several different flavors: the sweet flavor of beef, sour lemons, salty fish sauce, and fresh vegetables.
No matter what time day or night, a steaming bowl of pho noodle soup is never hard to find in Vietnam.