Pho 43 is a family-run Vietnamese Restaurant. Our goal is to serve healthy, authentic Vietnamese cuisine along with a focus on our Pho noodle Soup. Pho noodle soup is a hearty comfort soup with origins dating to the early 20th Century in Northern Vietnam. As the pho recipe became used outside of North Vietnam, the recipe has changed to reflect the tastes of the local cultures cooking it.
Pho noodle soup originated in Ha Noi, the capital of Vietnam. If you ever have a chance to visit there, you will understand why the flavor of the pho soup at Pho 43 has a different flavor than any other Vietnamese restaurant in the United States.
As a child in Ha Noi, and spending most of our lives in Saigon, my family and I understand the distinct flavors from each region; including the herbs, spices, and the fresh ingredients that go into our soup. Each Vietnamese person has their own way of cooking Pho soup. In 1994, while living in Saigon, I often ate at this woman’s street-side Pho stand. She made Pho soup with extra tomatoes, and combined it with other fresh vegetables, including bean sprouts, basil, and saw leaves. Her soup had a unique, delicious flavor, which set it apart from many other street vendors in the area.
At Pho 43, you will find its distinct homemade cooking style in our open kitchen. We choose to use the freshest ingredients for the best flavor.