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Vietnamese Phở and bánh gối ( Pillow-shaped cake)

If you happen to cross Pearl District, Portland, let’s stop by a restaurant name Pho hung. I bet you will like it from the first taste: http://www.pho-hung.com/
Phở is a Vietnamese national food which is vẻry popular and can be found almost everywhere in
Vietnam. It has become the pride of the country. Phở (Vietnamese pronunciation) often written pho in Australia, New Zealand, the UK and the U.S, is a Vietnamese beef and noodle soup. The soup includes noodles made from rice and is often served with basil, lime, bean sprouts and peppers that are added to the soup by the consumer.

Phở is served in a bowl with a specific cut of white rice noodles (called bánh phở’) in a clear beef broth, with thin cuts of beef (steak, fatty flank, lean flank, brisket).
You might feel curious about the name of Bánh gối- Pillow cake? During the making, this type of cake is not baked but fried into deep oil (similar to french fries), The cake is made in pillow shapes, inside which there are pork, clear noodle and mushroom. It is eaten with sauce and vegetables.
P/S: the address of Pho Hung` at Portland is :
4717 SE Powell Blvd
Portland, OR 97206
(503) 775-3170
Give it a try and let me know if you find it enjoyable

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