Making Pho at Pho Pho, Brussels

Vegetarian Pho

Pho is a Vietnamese soup made with broth, rice noodles and veggies (or meat, if you’re that way inclined). I’d heard it mentioned a few times around the interwebs, but hadn’t actually tried it until the lovely people at Pho Pho invited a group of bloggers to visit and see how we got on making it ourselves.

We got straight to work on our rice paper rolls, which was so much harder than it looked. My attempt resembled some kind of drugs package ready for swallowing, rather than delicious filled rice pancakes that Pho Pho prepared for us!

We then put together the actual Pho.  The broth is where the magic happens, Pho Pho had already done all the hard work there, simmering the delicious vegetables and spices together to form a soup base that was incredibly flavoursome (even without the usual meat).  The rice noodles are boiled for mere seconds then added to the broth.


It’s then topped with beansprouts, spring onions, chilli, lime – whatever you want to add.  The Pho was jam-packed with tasty veggies, it felt healthy and light and also filling and satisfying all at the same time – quite an achievement for a bowl of soup!

Pho is often referred to as street food in Vietnam and can be eaten throughout the day.  It would certainly set you up for the day as a breakfast.   I wouldn’t hesitate to have Pho again and I’m hoping to take Philip to Pho Pho before we leave Brussels.

You can find out more about Pho Pho on their website.



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