Pho Bo

Vietnamese Beef Soup

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Appears in

The Cook’s Canon: 101 Recipes Everyone Should Know

The Cook’s Canon

By Raymond Sokolov

Published 2003

  • About

As an American newspaper food editor during the Vietnam War, I made it my business to seek out Vietnamese food. Had I been in Saigon, this would have been easy, but in America it was something of a challenge. There were very few Vietnamese in the country and no Vietnamese restaurants in the New York area. I did manage to locate a cluster of them around Fort Bragg, the North Carolina home base of the 82d Airborne Division and the Special Forces (Green Berets). A former military language inst