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Traditionally, people use two hands to eat pho. One hand holds chopsticks. People use this hand to pick up the noodles and toppings. The other hand holds a spoon. The spoon helps people catch the noodles and sip the broth. People in Vietnam often eat pho for breakfast.

Pho is made with rice noodles. Many noodles and pastas are made with wheat flour. But rice noodles use rice flour instead. This flour gives them a pale white color. The noodles don’t have much flavor on their own. They absorb liquid from the broth.

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Making Connections


Would you want to try cooking pho? Why or why not?


Have you read books about other kinds of soup? How are they similar to or different from pho?


Pho was first made in Vietnam, but now people all around the world enjoy it. What other foods have spread to new places?

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