If you find yourself wavering in your faith that Seattle is a world-class city, consider this: How many other towns in the U.S. have pho shops on every other corner? From spots that are little more than roadside shacks to hugely successful and influential mini-chains, pho restaurants are everywhere, and every Seatteite has their favorite place to go when they want an antidote to those rain-streaked days.
As you probably know, pho is a Vietnamese noodle soup. A typical bowl consists of rice noodles, meat or occasionally tofu, vegetables, and of course the broth — cooked low and slow, usually clear yet infused with fatty richness from animal bones and highly fragrant. Around town you can find giant bowls of pho that easily feed four people, pho topped with whole simmered beef ribs, and oxtail pho bright with fresh chopped herbs. It’s possible to get takeout pho, but it’s not something we recommend; the places that offer it will usually give you all the ingredients in separate containers for heat-at-home meals. Here are some of our favorites from around the Seattle area.
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