When the National Dish Is a Soup
That Often Appears at Breakfast
The Vietnamese soup called Pho is often said to be the national dish of Vietnam. Unusually for a country’s main dish, it is a soup. The soup can be eaten any time of day and is often thought of as a late-night food and a street food. But it is also popular at breakfast.
I first came across the Pho soup in Ho Chi Minh City – we called it Saigon then – in the 1960s. Guests at the small hotel where I stayed near the Saigon Central Market often had it at breakfast time. I tried the soup and immediately became a fan.. Continue reading