Along with rice, noodles are staples in Vietnamese cuisine. Pho is, in a way, a combination of both. Pho is a delicate, chewy rice-noodle soup seeped in broth. Although it is traditionally made with beef, poultry is fast becoming a popular choice. Chicken legs and chicken breasts are commonly used. This dish is a combination of numerous ingredients, including fish sauce, ginger, onions, bean sprouts, peppers and lime.
Hoisin sauce is a popular addition. When ordering this dish in Vietnam, take note that the chicken version is called pho ga, while the one made with beef – which is more common in street stalls – is pho bo. Be cautioned: whatever the ingredients, tourists and locals alike have found that the taste of this deceivingly simple dish is immensely, astoundingly addicting.