The History of Phở
 
 

Phở is a new food that exists only within a century or so ago, and no one knows exactly when or where it came from.  By approximation, most experts agreed that it originated from the late 19th century to the early 20th century, and that it came from the Nam Dinh Province (about 60 miles northeast of Hanoi) in North Vietnam.  It is believed that generations of phở master came from Nam Dinh Province.