QUOTE (donasaur @ Apr 4 2006, 02:02 AM)
it depends on who makes it. if it's made at home, most people i know will put it in the fridge a night/day before so they can pick out the fat the day dafter. you also scoop out the fat while the broth is hot. but assuming that you eat it at a restaurant, i doubt they care enough for the health of their customers get rid of the fat.
That's what my mom does so there's hardly any fat in her Pho.
QUOTE (lostn @ Apr 4 2006, 12:17 AM)
I am an American born Chinese who grew up on wonton noodles and chowfun/chowmein. I tried pho for the first time this year and took a liking to it. I still avoid the basil leaves though
I know that the rice noodles in pho is less fat compared to the egg noodles I eat with wonton. But, the soup broth in pho seems to be very fat. Like over night, I notice that the pho broth becomes a jello-like substance the next morning. You don't see no liquid form. That tells me that the soup is extremely fat and very unhealthy if you slurp and drink it.
Do Vietnamese peeps eat pho once every week? To me, I see them as a very thin and supposedly fit people. I know the pho will kill if you have the habit of eating it every week. True or not?
As for the pho restaurants, try asking them to give you "clear soup - no fat". They should understand what you mean... unless the pho restaurant isn't runned by Vietnamese . In Vietnam, ppl tend to like the fat so the restaurants add a extra spoon of fat into the soup. I think many pho restaurants overseas still do that too, so just tell them that you don't want the fat, just clear pho soup. Hope that works