If you were to delicately lap the sweat from the brow of Charles Phan—the preeminent figure in modern Vietnamese cooking in America—we’re pretty damn sure it would taste of freshly made pho bo. We say this not to needle you into committing some act of soupy eroticism should you happen to run into Phan—because you totally shouldn’t—but to state, in the creepiest way possible, that Charles Phan is the go-to man for all things pho. Luckily, Phan has given MUNCHIES his recipe for a truly phenomenal, classic pho bo and it couldn’t be easier to make. This soup is loaded with Chinese cinnamon, star anise pods, fresh ginger, and scallions, but,according to Charles, what really sets a pho apart is[…]

Photo courtesy of The Slanted Door. If you were to delicately lap the sweat from the brow of Charles Phan—the preeminent figure in modern Vietnamese cooking in America—we’re pretty damn sure it would taste of freshly made pho bo. We say this not to needle you into committing some act of soupy eroticism should you happen to run into Phan—because you totally shouldn’t—but to state, in the creepiest way possible, that Charles Phan is the go-to man for all things pho. Luckily, Phan has given MUNCHIES his recipe for a truly phenomenal, classic pho bo and it couldn’t be easier to make. This soup is loaded with Chinese cinnamon, star anise pods, fresh ginger, and scallions, but, according to Charles,[…]