Winter’s coming in fast. What’s a Torontonian to do when the city’s plunged in a stormy chill – you’ve got to keep warm. If you have commuting to do on a particularly cold day, it can be challenging. While you’re out and about, grabbing a bowl of Vietnamese pho can be a kind solution for winter’s worst.
What is pho?
Pho originated in Vietnam roughly a century ago, as a mix of traditional Vietnamese cuisine alongside French colonial influences. These days, pho is one of Vietnam’s most popular street foods and has traversed the globe in recipes shared by immigrants in family homes and restaurants. Pho can be eaten for breakfast, lunch, or dinner, which makes it the perfect meal come winter. It’s hot, healthy, filled with herbs, and will keep you warm throughout your travels.
Do you have to eat pho with chopsticks?
You may notice at your local TorontoPHO restaurant that some diners are enjoying a bowl with chopsticks. This doesn’t mean you have to do the same. Pho in Vietnamese culture is in fact traditionally served with both chopsticks and a spoon. There aren’t any rules about how pho’s expected to be eaten and you certainly won’t offend anyone if you go straight to the spoon. Pho’s something that’s meant to be enjoyed by all, not as a food that divides people.Read More