Chicken pho is a Vietnamese soup made with a clear, flavorful broth, rice noodles, and tender pieces of chicken. The broth is typically made by simmering chicken bones, onions, ginger, and a variety of spices, including star anise, cinnamon, cloves, and cardamom, for several hours. This results in a fragrant and savory broth that is then ladled over cooked rice noodles and chicken pieces.
The dish is typically served with a plate of fresh herbs and vegetables, such as bean sprouts, cilantro, Thai basil, lime wedges, and sliced jalapeno peppers, which can be added to the soup according to personal taste. Some variations of chicken pho may also include additional ingredients, such as sliced onions, scallions, or mushrooms.
Chicken pho is considered a popular comfort food in Vietnam and has become increasingly popular in other parts of the world as well. It is a nutritious and satisfying meal that is often enjoyed for breakfast, lunch, or dinner.