Food & Drink | June 26, 2016 7:00 am

The History of Pho, Vietnam’s Most Popular Noodle Soup

(John S Lander/LightRocket via Getty Images)
(John S Lander/LightRocket via Getty Images)


The popular Vietnamese noodle soup, Pho, has become a major foodie phenomenon, especially in the United States. Do a Google search on the dish, and you’ll get more than 60 million results. In nearly every major city, the one-time Vietnamese street food has become a best-selling item on menus. Lucky Peach recently excerpted a portion from Andrea Nguyen’s forthcoming The Pho Cookbook on the history of the dish (it’s set for publication in February 2017 on Ten Speed Press).

Read the book excerpt here. Also, check out Nguyen’s recipe for pressure cooker beef pho here.