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is there a story behind pho restaurants being called pho #_?

There are conflicting beliefs as to how phở came to be. Some believe it originated from French methods used in bouillon or consomme cooking. Oxen were valued work animals and were rarely eaten, but the arrival of the French had probably prompted servants to prepare a dish that suited the French palate. It is even said that phở, or at least the etymological derivation of that name for the dish, came from the French beef stew dish pot-au-feu, with phở being a Vietnamization of the word feu.

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There are conflicting beliefs as to how phở came to be. Some believe it originated from French methods used in bouillon or consomme cooking. Oxen were valued work animals and were rarely eaten, but the arrival of the French had probably prompted servants to prepare a dish that suited the French palate. It is even said that phở, or at least the etymological derivation of that name for the dish, came from the French beef stew dish pot-au-feu, with phở being a Vietnamization of the word feu.

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She meant why they are numbered.

They're numbered pretty much based on how lucky a number is. 9 is a lucky number, so there are a lot of 79s, 89s, 59s, around. Any kind of combination to make 9, is used. 8 and 1, be it added or subtracted, is used. So I see a lot of Pho 79s around. It gets kinda confusing, but asians are hella superstitious, and much of their lives is based on luck. That's why lots of viets live in vegas. Can't survive without gambling.

And also, those are the names of pho places back in the motherland. So they're just going on brand recognition.

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She meant why they are numbered.

They're numbered pretty much based on how lucky a number is. 9 is a lucky number, so there are a lot of 79s, 89s, 59s, around. Any kind of combination to make 9, is used. 8 and 1, be it added or subtracted, is used. So I see a lot of Pho 79s around. It gets kinda confusing, but asians are hella superstitious, and much of their lives is based on luck. That's why lots of viets live in vegas. Can't survive without gambling.

And also, those are the names of pho places back in the motherland. So they're just going on brand recognition.

haha just after i posted, i realized that. goes to show my lack of reading.

but thanks for the info, i actually didn't know that about the numbers!

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thanks for the history and info i was looking for.

here, we have a pho #75 #2 (no typo).

in total, there are only six pho restaurants that i know of.

they are all located within 1 mile radius.

and everyone of them has sticky tables...

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Where is pho#1 and pho tau bay at? The pho place i went to was pho 59? Some number up there, its the first time I got sick eating their though.

pho #1 on capital expy/silver creek intersection, tau bay is a franchise but there's one right next to pho #1 coincidently, along with pho y #1 (my pho spot) and pho hanoi (avoid).

and i'm within walking distance of all 4 of them:D:D:D

also, went to pho 59 before but have yet to get sick. probably just bad luck =\

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When I am in Austin, I eat phở about two times a week. When I'm at my parents', I eat phở about nine times a week.

Once when I was eating my third bowl of phở in one day, my dad said, approvingly, "You're just like me, Lan. You could eat phở for every meal."

It's true.

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mmmm PHO HOANG on main and 18th is hands down the best i've had in vancouver

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mmmm PHO HOANG on main and 18th is hands down the best i've had in vancouver

Thanks for the info!

I go to the one in West Van (Pho Hoa) just before Lions Gate Bridge. Still the best I've had in vancouver, but now I'll have to try your place.

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oakland and san jo have the best pho.

any recommendations in sj?? I've only been to pho hoa...

hell if you can name any places in mountain view within the next hour ill give it a try today!

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my favourite pho place in vancouver would have to be bao chau (sp?) on slocan and hastings. + best spring rolls i've ever had!

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we got like 40 diff pho places in Sacramento.

their names are literally Pho King, Pho King 2, etc until 5

then there's a bunch of Saigon's and other places

but pho at this one nameless corner place in the middle of the ghetto is the best I've ever had. I need to get my dad to tell me where the fuck that place is. Their eggrolls/beef noodle is also the truth man...

anyone ever hit up Sac I got you w/ the pho hookup.

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any recommendations in sj?? I've only been to pho hoa...

hell if you can name any places in mountain view within the next hour ill give it a try today!

pho kim long. you wont regret it.

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so i know you viets are gonna be like, "my mom makes the best pho in the world" but that's simply not true, your palate is not refined. this is the best pho in the world. reconfirmed it today, 6 years later. And that pho 24 joint is whack, it's like mcdonalds of pho, the broth isn't even hot.

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I've never seen pho served with cruller. Isn't cruller a hong kong thing? Are the people that run that place from hong kong?

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fuuuuuck, considering taking a break from the Temple of Jawnz to go on my pho quest. Serious this time.

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I've never seen pho served with cruller. Isn't cruller a hong kong thing? Are the people that run that place from hong kong?

no, they do it pretty often out here. not so much in the states though

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