It is “Phở", not “Phô" or “Phơ"? That was me correcting my new friends’ pronunciation in Hanoi Pho, a Vietnamese restaurant located just five minutes’ walk from Danube river in Budapest. But when they started to ask me if this renowned dish was what the restaurant’s name meant, they became really confused by the two possible meanings of “Pho” as Phở and Phố.
NDO- Chris Dunn, an Australian, has lived and worked in Vietnam for several years. Ahead of the 70th anniversary of Vietnamese Independence Day he shares his observations and thoughts on the preparations and significance of the national holiday.