Chicken Pho

Phỏ̕ Gà

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Appears in

Little Saigon Cookbook: Vietnamese Cuisine And Culture In Southern California's Little Saigon

Little Saigon Cookbook

By Ann Le

Published 2011

  • About

Chicken pho is just as satisfying as beef pho, but it invigorates your palate in a different way—chicken pho has the zing of lemongrass but lacks the woody, spiced fragrance of the cinnamon and star anise found in beef pho. Chicken pho tends to be more commonly made at home, as the stock can be made with the chicken bones from a prior evening’s meal. Like most of the world, the Vietnamese think chicken soup is great to have when sick, but it is the lemongrass that many believe provides the curative element. Most pho restaurants serve mostly beef pho and that’s usually what’s ordered, but there is one chicken pho restaurant hidden off Ward Street that is famous for serving the best chicken broth in the town. The restaurant even has a chicken pho for which you can request the addition of chicken embryos.