One of the perks of dating a Vietnemese girl is enjoying her native cuisine, more specifically, phở. Phở, pronounced “fa”, is the national dish of Vietnam, dating back to the early 1900′s in northern Vietnam. The soup is a beef broth with thin rice noodles, which usually contains either sliced beef (Phở bò) or chicken (Phở gà).
It’s quite possibly the most delicious soup in the world, and has even been rumored to have been eaten everyday for breakfast by my girlfriend’s dad for 20 years straight. I am lucky enough to get phở “to go” from my future mother-in-law every time I’m over for dinner. The key is to look really hungry and pathetic as you’re leaving, which I’ve pretty much mastered.