Google animated Doodle celebrates a Vietnamese national soup dish Phở or pho, a famous food in Vietnam where it is served in households, street stalls and restaurants countrywide, on December 12, 2021.
Phở is a Vietnamese soup dish consisting of broth, rice noodles (bánh phở), herbs, and meat (usually beef) (phở bò), sometimes chicken (phở gà).
Pho started in the mid twentieth century in northern Vietnam, and was popularized through the world by evacuees after the Vietnam War. Since pho’s origins are ineffectively archived, there is conflict over the cultural influences that prompted its advancement in Vietnam, as well as the etymology of the name. The Hanoi (northern) and Saigon (southern) styles of pho vary by noodle width, sweetness of broth, and choice of herbs.
What makes phở particular is a careful cooking process to accomplish multi-layered flavors and a clear broth. From ingredients like roasted ginger, fennel seed, star anise, and cinnamon for the stewed stock, the broth serves as the foundation for smells and tastes for each sense of taste.
While its precise origins are obscure, most history specialists think phở was born in northern Vietnam’s Nam Dinh territory between the late nineteenth and mid twentieth centuries. Some trust that “phở” comes from the word phấn, a rice noodle dish.
Individuals began to utilize beef consommé to make an early archetype to phở—a basic however extremely famous noodle soup called xao trau which comprised of buffalo meat cooked in broth and rice vermicelli.
Traditionally, phở is a breakfast dish sold in street food stalls however phở consumption has moved into regular solace food. Today, phở is eaten worldwide in incalculable varieties, for example, phở trộn (dry phở), phở gà (chicken phở), phở cuốn (phở rolls) and some more.
Everybody can concur that the noodle dish is a treasured element of Vietnamese heritage. Albeit recent developments have eased back the food markets, individuals are confident about their return where phở can be appreciated as a shared, culinary moment in daily life again.
The word “Pho” was added to the Shorter Oxford English Dictionary in 2007. Pho is listed at number 28 on “World’s 50 most delicious foods” gathered by CNN Go in 2011. The Vietnamese Embassy in Mexico celebrated Pho Day on April 3, 2016, with Osaka Prefecture holding a comparative recognition the next day. Pho has been taken on by other Southeast Asian foods, including Lao and Hmong cooking. It sometimes appears as “Phô” on menus in Australia.
Restaurants specializing in pho showed up in various Asian territories and Little Saigons, for example, in Paris and in major cities in the United States, Canada and Australia. In 1980, the first of many pho restaurants opened in the Little Saigon in Orange County, California.
Google Doodle for celebrating Phở
On December 12, 2021, Google featured an animated Doodle on its home page for celebrating Phở. Google Doodle, shown by Hanoi, Vietnam-based guest artist Lucia Pham, honors phở.
Vietnam’s national dish that is served as an aromatic soup brimming with savory broth, soft rice noodles, fresh herbs, and thinly sliced meat.
On this day in 2018, December 12 was selected as the official day to celebrate Vietnamese phở, to pay tribute to the cherished culinary fortune and the cultural combination it represents.