I have been living in various countries for 10 years, and got the chance of tasting different foods. In every country there’s a specific savory that tantalises almost everyone. In multicultural countries there are more than one specialities, for example in Turkey we have so many tedious foods like the meat stuffed bulgur ball ( içli köfte), Adana kebab, mantı ( pelmeni), lakerda ( a very specific fish food similar to Japanese sashimi) and many others, in Russia borsch soup, Russian salads, in Japan sushi, sashimi, in Hungary goulash and so on. Each country’s specific food’s ingredients is made up of its products. When I first arrived in Vietnam, I was not so into sea food except some kind of Mediterranean fishes where I couldn’t find in Vietnam, I don’t eat pork and I’m so selective in beef meat, so was kinda not sure what to eat. Street foods were not for me because they are mainly fried and sea food of all kinds. I was trying to eat vegetables or buying only salmon from the supermarkets. I had heard about the Pho soup and to be honest tried the one with beef, but I don’t know why it didn’t attracted me so much, may be the meat was not good or I found the spices strange for the first time. It was until this Ramadan (fasting holy month of Muslims) that my friends invited me to their place for making a Pho soup at the iftar ( dinner). And since then I’m fond of the Pho soup, I loved it and it is a very healthy soup with all its herbal ingredients and broth and of course beef. I think the love she added into her food was the main reason. I now understand why Vietnamese people prefer this soup in the mornings as a breakfast to be healthy (though I didn’t try it for breakfast, still not suits to my breakfast taste), but I think Vietnamese people prefer it any time in the day, so 2-3 times in a day is usual, am I right? Pho is a global taste with its eating style, together with chopsticks and spoon, a healthy and nice food. Thank you my friend Dung!