Phở is a traditional Vietnamese noodle dish. It is composed of a white rice noodle, in a clear beef broth, with thin cuts of beef, tendon, meatballs, or other ingredients such as green onions, basil leaves, bean sprouts, tripe, and chillies.
It can be eaten for breakfast, lunch, or dinner. Many Vietnamese children will eat it before going to school, or when they come home for lunch or dinner.
In the United States, many phở restaurants are found in many Chinatowns, Little Saigon, and other communities with a large Vietnamese-origin population. Hot sauces such as the Sriracha brand are often popular condiments that go with every phở meal. In addition to noodles, many phở noodle restaurants in the U.S. may also serve other Vietnamese dishes such as rice combination plates, Vietnamese-style baguette sandwiches, and French coffee.
Phở Hoa is a popular chain that serves many types of pho. Many phở enthusiasts feel their noodle dishes are "McDonald-ized" in the sense that as a franchise, their products are not as authentic. However, many laud their ability to introduce pho to those people who have never seen or tried it before.
Phở List is a group of artists who share ideas of digital art over lunch (presumably a bowl of phở) at phở restaurants.