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Pho, in all of its glorious forms, has shed its humble beginnings and become a mainstay in kitchens the word over. Born in the practical kitchens of Hanoi and refined in the cosmopolitan restaurants of Saigon, the soup is both simple—and complex. Its flavors draw on Vietnamese, Chinese, and French influences. Not surprising considering Vietnam’s long history of colonial occupation.
Pho is the embodiment of the competing culinary influences that have swept through Vietnam. And like Vietnam, it will continue to...