How to Eat Pho: You’ve Been Doing it Wrong

Different people
pronounce pho different ways. Some people say fo,
some say, you know, fa or however it may be. But the real one is pho. Hi, my name is Mike Kha,
and this is my dad. Hi, my name in
Vincent Kha. I’m the owner of Pho and
Cafe Ahn Hong. And we’re going to teach
you how to eat pho. Pho is composed
of rice noodle, different cuts of meat. The most important thing about the pho
is its broth. We put a bone first, then
we put the beef belly, then we put brisket, then you have to cook it
at least seven hours. I put scallion
on top of this. And I put cilantro, culantro, and green
onion on top of this. And that’s it. That’s a bowl of pho. When you eat pho, I,
you have, before you, you eat,
when the bowl come out, don’t pour this thing and
this thing in. If you put them in then
you cannot take the pho good or not. But when you try couple
spoonful then you know pho is good or or not. What kind of tastes
are you looking for when you first
try the soup? I had to try if they
cook, you know, with bone or. How do you distinguish
between the two? How do you know if
there’s bone or not, like? I know because I cook
it for long time. Okay.
You want a sweet, beef broth flavor. Some good stuff,
you know. So what do we have here? That brisket. We have. Beef ball. Beef balls. And rare beef steak. Rare beef steak. This is flank. Yeah. And here we have tendon. Now these are all
preferences. So you have beef,
flank, tendon. And we have strip. And then we have
tripe here. Yeah, tripe. A traditional way of
setting up your pho is to put your hoisin sauce and
hot sauce on the side. To me, I never put
this thing on my pho. I will put this
all on the side. The right way to do it is
put it on the side and whenever you want
to dip put your, pick up and, and eat. And then you. So you dip it in? Dip it, then yeah. Then eat it.
Yeah. What, what would you
say this is like? It’s, it’s sweet. You know,
you know carrot, you know what carrot and
corn is, Chinese ketchup. When you eat pho, this,
this thing, the basil, in Vietnamese we call it this is the number
one to put in it. Your pho will taste more
better, a lot of better. It will taste
more better? Without this, without
this one, the pho not, you know, it’s not. So, so why do you put
it on the side if you need it? Because, I put on
the side because if you, you put it in here this
will turn, turn black. So when you eat,
you get to put it in, then eat right away. Okay. The rest of
the stuff here, minus the basils are all
preferences whether or not you like bean sprouts
or jalapeno peppers. And, you know,
lime for sweetness. Yeah, squirt the lime. After you have all
the side dishes in, you just wanna mix it up. You know, get, spread out your noodles,
get it going here. Mix up different flavors. Generally, it’s, they, we use chopsticks
almost for everything. Yeah.
For everything. The only time you
would use a spoon is for the soup. When you eat pho, right,
and after you eat and when your mouth
get thirsty, that mean a lot
of MSG in there. That thing will kill you. There you have it. That’s how you eat pho. Ciao.
Ciao. Bye-bye.

100 comments on “How to Eat Pho: You’ve Been Doing it Wrong”

  1. barry do says:

    Jalapeno in Pho is blasphemous. You need proper birds eye chilli then we're talking. This just tastes like putting green peppers in your Pho and ruins the taste

  2. Christian Crusinberry says:

    Oh man, boy do I look like a fool ! I cant believe I've been eating pho wrong this whole time ! I've been putting it in my mouth hole for so long, I didn't realize I was supposed to punch myself in the stomach before pouring the hot pho into my crotch and snorting the noodles up my nose. THANKS munchies, now I can masticate with confidence !

  3. Meatloaf cat says:

    It's terrible to add onions into rice noodles, no one does that in my country and we have rice noodles for meals everyday, I can't stand that either because the onion strong flavor would change the taste of the broth

  4. Hevi Kruss says:

    Shit I always dump the Hoisin and Siracha in there… Guilty as charged

  5. mike jones says:

    Eh. I likes my sauce in the pho

  6. Jess Hansen says:

    I never pour that shit into my Pho. But I always put all the veggies in.

  7. Fernando Chavez says:

    Thanks for the tips! I guess I’ve been eating it sort of right and sort of wrong😀👍

  8. Nik emko says:

    OOOOOOO!! Now I am so hungry for Pho!! Looks so good! thanks for the video!

  9. Angela Pro says:

    Oh my… cutest dad ever!! Not a fan of pho.. but maybe it's cause I haven't had theirs

  10. jc boy says:

    I eat however i want to, you pho!

  11. lolololol says:


  12. Señora Gonzalez says:

    I love pho! When I travel and I can’t find pho restaurant like in Mexico I want to come home.

  13. Olga Montenegro says:


  14. Selina G says:

    I want to have a bowl now.

  15. Maravanh Phothichack says:

    The dad was so sweet

  16. Alter Egos says:

    Now the hipsters think Pho is a fast food thing and chains are opening up destroying the true art of a classic dish. All good things take time care and love to be delicious. Not Mcdonalds style noodle joints selling overpriced garbage calling it cuisine in a hurry.

  17. WitchHazel3 says:

    How's the Pho here? I live near by, but have a pretty great Pho place near my house already. I'd try this tho if i knew it was good

  18. brockjohnson100 says:

    So we all know, msg is NOT bad for you.

  19. Buck Yone says:

    Can u tell us how to drink water too pls 🙂

  20. Cody Withers says:

    3:17 lime for… Sweetness?

  21. Gray Rain says:


  22. Sicario Operative says:

    Excellent Gentlemen!!! Pho for life…..

  23. jenny Jenny says:

    I'm a Black American…..girl ..lady of 44 ha ha…I love me some Pho..I will fight any female over some Pho if she tried to take it from me or get in the way of me and my😘😘😘😘 🍜..Pho..just kidding…no I'm not…like it spicy..I wish I could have some of Vincent's Pho it look absolutely delicious…Thank you Vietnam for my wonderful Pho…til the day I die …greetings from Orlando, Florida!😚

  24. are dott says:

    ithought only iate it like that idnt use the mint for the pho thou

  25. Veronica Margaret says:

    I subscribed and liked because you said MSG will kill you. Amen. I'm so hungry for pho now!!

  26. Levi M says:

    What no Vietnamese-Style Sate Chile Sauce? Fish sauce or black pepper?

  27. Uncle Bee says:

    As a vietnamese born back in Nam who grew up eating pho almost every mornings, there are no correct ways of eating it. You eat it however tf u want, the important part is enjoying the broth :>

  28. Kevin Gonzales says:

    There is no correct way. U eat it the way u like stupid fuckin bitch

  29. GP P says:

    A few questions if I may. Based on my very limited research on the history and origins of Pho…..its originated in the late 1890's to early 1900's …..Sriracha originated in the 1930's but didn't become a staple in Pho restaurants until the 1980's when it was commercialized by Huy Fong foods. Hoison sauce…the history there is a little cloudy. Anywhooooo, my question is, if the "proper way" to eat Pho involves "sriracha and hoison" what did people do before these two very important condiments? (Which of the leading producers of both are American based companies).

  30. p yasch says:

    Chili oil?

  31. I Created An Account For This says:

    Chinese ketchup

  32. Lynkrig says:

    I dead ass thought that was his brother

  33. Thirdeye386 says:

    I've been putting sriracha directly in my pho for like 6 years. They'd always frown at me. I don't care, love my soup spicy af. Love all my food spicy

  34. mhc 121 says:

    Sorry but I can't stand the mint leaves. I don't want my soup tasting like toothpaste 😣

  35. Rob Moutoux says:

    Wrong !

    I just came back from Laos 🇱🇦 and Thailand 🇹🇭. When I was there put your hot sweet sauces in their to our personal taste. I never seen anyone dip their Pho is sauce this before

  36. Mark Huse says:

    Proper steps in eating Pho.
    1. Place head directly over Pho to clear sinuses and achieve maximum peace.
    2. Taste broth before adding anything to it.
    3. Eat it how you want it can be messy.
    Pho is so much better than ramen. No contest

  37. Andy Mesa says:

    Who the hell puts sriracha in soup?

  38. Jsly 90 says:

    How to eat pho…however the ** I want.

  39. Cuong Truong says:

    Looks good.

  40. CaptainBardiel says:

    i put the lime in my Pho and put the rest of the lime in my coke

  41. INSANE_BANANA says:

    How dare you tell a Viet person how to eat Pho!

  42. CCF Hooch says:

    I didn’t know shoveling it into my face then shitting it out my ass was wrong, thanks Vice!

  43. Cathy L says:


  44. nguyen vupham says:

    The first step to eat pho correctly is to have a bowl of pho, hardly can I call this an authentic pho

  45. bAker305 says:

    isnt this how everyone eats pho tho

  46. Luna Noire says:

    I’ve been here before!

  47. HappySlayer81 says:

    Stupid title. Nobody eats Pho the wrong way.

  48. Kent Curlew says:

    And to think, I’ve just been putting it In my mouth this whole time

  49. johnny collins says:

    thank you for a very pretty video

  50. KenK says:

    alright i was eating it right.

  51. Last Uchiha says:

    cough cough ramen is better cough

  52. Double_Joseph says:

    Ramen still has way more flavor but I love pho too!

  53. The Photon says:

    This Pho spot is god-tier

  54. China Chew says:

    Just had some tendon and tripe pho for lunch. So bomb!!!

  55. emperornguyen says:

    It's ok when a Vietnamese person tells you how to eat pho.
    When a white person tells you that the sauces "destroys the pho", the interner freaks out

  56. Eddy ramirez says:

    i didnt know there was a perfect way to eat pho. i thought we can eat anything however we want with no judgment. but i love pho, i know a pho place in orlando florida that i fell in love with pho for the first time, no one cared if i used a fork or dipped my steamed dumplings in the broth, it all tasted the same to me. the last pho place i went to i was using chopsticks but it was too late when i realized there was forks near the cashier.

  57. The FlufferDome says:

    This was a throw back for me. I lived in this place when I lived in Philly. The best Pho I have ever tasted. The whole video I was thinking to myself that this place looks really familiar then I look at the description and tada I was right.

  58. wasabi-in-my-eye says:

    Gotta take it up the next level. Add cheese, n fries, n cover with ketchup. Yummmmmm.

  59. Nesha Cruz says:

    Here’s how to eat it: Just eat it!

  60. jay_eye_em_em_why says:

    MSG won't kill you.

  61. Collegeboyz says:

    I haven’t been doing it wrong asshole

  62. Alejandro Flores says:

    Who gives a pho

  63. whenthedrumskickin says:

    Fuuu I want some pho now

  64. Alex A says:

    I always get rare steak with meat on the side. IMO the hot broth over cooks the meat. so I wait and add it at the perfect time where it is slightly pink but not tough and chewy. Mmmm good

  65. Blu Delphinium says:

    Aww..they were awesome

  66. EyeDriveATruck says:

    Nice comment about MSG.

  67. Rose Storm says:

    Sooooo I've been eating it correctly all this time then. But if someone likes to put the sauces in their soup who cares …. we all have different preferences.

  68. katemolly100 says:

    Love the father!

  69. Tetrahydrocannabinol exe says:

    Wow everyone here is sooooo cultured 🙄

  70. Russ F says:

    I'm not much of a soup guy, and adding tripe ( cow stomach) doesn't make it any more appealing.

  71. Luis Gonzalez says:

    Were I’m from you’re supposed to eat it hungover

  72. Sara Noori says:

    If you order a vegetable pho, do they still use the bone broth? Or is a vegetable broth used?

  73. deeplydeepali says:

    I lived with 2 Vietnamese roommates who introduced me to pho and they put the condiments straight on top.

  74. marksfc13 says:

    I like to pile a bit of each ingredient on the spoon to get all the flavors at once. I get weird looks from Asians and the staff but I find it tastes best this way.

  75. Sheena Law says:

    Ive been eating it right

  76. TheRiseofTony says:

    I’m doing it wrong anyway I don’t know to use chopstick😤

  77. Omar A says:

    "Lime for sweetness" uum no lime for sour bro

  78. Cras gomez says:

    Is it fattening or nah?

  79. Voldemort Sunbaenim says:

    The thing I realized about pho in the US is that the noodles look more like “bún” than actual pho. No offense tho

  80. Alexandra Halley says:

    Dad is too cute 🥰

  81. the_plague *doctor* says:

    Pho but sounds fhe

  82. Joel Anderson Todingkulla says:

    7 Hours???!!!

  83. Kalyna Beena says:

    This papa knows!!

  84. Maine9311 says:

    Im here because I ordered pho in a Vietnamese restaurant and I'm currently confused

  85. dez ‘ says:

    Vincent Kha is so cute ❤️🤗

  86. Dwayne Koblitz says:

    Idc who you or what you are. If you eat pho without fish sauce you are not eating pho. They had it sitting on the table but didn’t even mention it. And sadly at my local pho restaurant I’m the only person that uses it. Except for the Vietnamese folks that work there. Being married to a Vietnamese woman for 25 years has made me an expert and I eat pho almost everyday. I LOVE IT! ❤️🍲 ❤️

  87. Coco Bexar says:

    Whoa! That looks Pho-king AMAZING! 🙌🏼

  88. ed zmuda says:

    When you get pho at restaurants that serve it with that huge garnish plate of basil, sprouts, etc. – so huge that less than half the items end up in your bowl; I can assure you this; ……..They recycle those garnishes after you leave! They'd be stupid not to. Just think of how many people sneezed, belched, and farted on those garnishes before it goes down your throat.

  89. xSteveNastyx says:

    Video is called how to eat pho….. they didn’t even eat it.

  90. Grant Hubbard says:

    Thank you on the MSG tip….that looked good.

  91. Steven Oro says:

    Educational video is wholesome

  92. D YNG says:

    When I started eatting pho as a child i always put the sauce in and every since 10 yes ago I start putting it on the side. Putting the sauce in kills the broth

  93. CCW Noob says:

    2:50 "More better" … "More better?" Typical stupid fu>k millennial. They come in all shapes and sizes, and ethnicities.

  94. S P says:

    I had no idea. I’ve been doing it wrong for so long, not sure this old dog can learn this new trick 😊. However way you eat it, it sure is yummy. I loved both the dad and son. Such sweet dispositions.

  95. Ting Zhang says:

    I must be a devil eating my beef pho just as it is without anything on the table added. I never liked lemons in my pho, nor bean sprouts because I just do not like bean sprouts besides it being in spring egg rolls.

  96. ElectraViolet says:

    I will have my sauce on the side now.

  97. 562Santii santi says:

    Will you pay me for eating it right once again is just food

  98. Jaime Pena says:

    The dad is so freakin adorable! “I know because I cooked it” CUTE 😊😊

  99. samgod says:

    did you have your son when you're ten year old?

  100. lxrd snow says:

    Luv a good bowl of pho. And Hoisin sauce is like Chinese chick fil a sauce id say. Lmao it’s crack 😍

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