Ladies and gents, please allow me to introduce you to one of Vietnam’s culinary institutions: not Phở 24 which is just a restaurant chain, but rather to the phở itself; if you have come to Vietnam one day in your life you must have tasted this yummy rice-noodle soup dish which variations are almost endless. The most common one will have minced beef in it (but other meats and organs are allowed, too), flat noodles and some seasoning in the form of fresh onions, lime and bean sprouts in a clear broth.

The pronunciation takes a little while to get used to, though - if you want to be understood with an English accent you should say something like ‘fuh’!