There are literally hundreds of places to dine in Boise. In the mood for a perfectly cooked steak? We've got that. Dying for some home style Mexican dishes? Totally covered. Italian? We're all over it. But have you tried phở?

Pronounced "fuh," phở is a traditional Vietnamese noodle soup, normally consisting of broth, noodles (usually made of rice), herbs, spices, and meat. You can get it with shrimp, steak, chicken, and all kinds of meat. Of course, you can also order it vegetarian.

I'm so serious about this, you have to try phở at least once. Do you like chicken noodle soup? Chicken broth? Ramen noodles? You gotta try it! Not only is it super tasty, but it's great for when you're not feeling well. Just my opinion, but I swear the stuff is like chicken noodle soup on steroids when it comes to fighting a cold.

You can put together hundreds of variations of phở as far as noodles, spices, meats, etc. I consider myself a pro when it comes to all thing phở. Here's how I prefer my Vietnamese delicacy:

- Chicken

- Rice noodles

- Bean sprouts

- Cilantro

- Chili paste

- Sriracha

I like my phở spicy. I suggest you try it the same way if your palette can handle the heat.

There's a bunch of good spots in Boise to sample some phở for the first time. Here's some of my personal favorites:

Pho Nouveau - 780 W. Idaho

Pho Bac - Gottard & Glenwood

Dong Khanh - 2137 Broadway

Pho Le - 2146 S. Broadway

Pho 79 - 7310 W. Main Street (Garden City)



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