At Pho95, we use a delicate broth infused with herbs, onions, and beef bones in our pho. Bone broth is a liquid from brewed bones and connective tissues that contains many important nutrients and minerals derived from these tissues. It’s said to be beneficial for the joints and digestive system, among other things.
To Americans, Vietnamese cuisine seems exotic and made up of hard to find ingredients, when in fact it’s made up of local, seasonal, and common foods. The distinction found in this fare actually comes in the form of balance, where no one flavor dominates.
You’ve probably never heard the term “qi” (pronounced “chee”) before unless you’ve tried acupuncture or have seen a doctor who practices Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM). In Chinese philosophy, qi is a vital energy force that guides someone’s mental and physical processes and can be balanced with food, sleep, and exercise.