It's a staple of Vietnamese cuisine, a noodle soup called pho.
And, if you want to sound like a pro, it's pronounced "fuh".
There are dozens of pho restaurants in Houston, but Houston food blogger Mai Pham says Pho Ga So 1 is one of the very best.
The name literally translates to "Number One Chicken Pho" and while the chicken pho is popular there, a more unusual version can really get your taste buds revving.
It's the oxtail pho. The oxtails infuse the soup with a deep, rich flavor, and the oxtail meat tastes a lot like short ribs.
Pho is usually made with chicken or beef stock, noodles, vegetables and spices.
Then you add in meats if you want -- anything from beef and tripe to chicken or seafood.
At Pho Ga So 1, the stocks are made in giant pots, each one providing enough soup for 120 servings. The stock simmers for at least 4 hours with huge chunks of beef or whole chickens.
Owner Hang Nguyen says her pho is made from family recipes with, as she puts it, "tender love and care."
Pho Ga So 1 is located at 6796 Synott Road, right at the corner of Synott and Bellaire.
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