Sometimes, nothing quite hits the spot like a steamy bowl of noodles after your ride—but ramen is no longer the only trendy option. These days, everyone seems to be slurping down pho (pronounced “fuh”) instead. Just how nutritious the recently-buzzy dish is (and how many calories pho contains), though, is still a little unclear.
“Pho originated hundreds of years ago in Vietnam and started as a humble street food,” says nutritionist Tessa Nguyen, R.D., founder of Taste Nutrition Consulting. “It’s traditionally an aromatic beef broth-based soup served with rice noodles, pieces