Pho is a Vietnamese broth/rice-noodle/herbs/beef dish that is outstanding if you like flavorful Vietnamese and Thai style food. I read about it in a Tony Bourdain book -- he loved it -- and had to try it. I got some at a local Viet place, and it may now be my favorite dish. My local place serves it with a plate full of fresh herbs like basil & cilantro, plus sliced hot peppers & bean sprouts. You add those to the bowl as desired, and the flavors really carry in the hot broth. The beef is really thin sliced. My place also adds paper-thin slices of tripe & tendon. You can cut those if wimpy, but they are much better than they sound when in this dish, and I usually despise tripe. For a culinary adventure, try pho. Yum!