The Resistance Pho & The Acceptance Roll
As Vietnam’s national dish, pho (pronounced “fuh”) is one of the country’s most recognizable totems, having played a role in protest poems, government policies, and even espionage. Traditionally made with beef, its ingredients and preparation were influenced by French and Cantonese cooking; the word “pho” likely derives from the French pot-au-feu. Laroot presents a vegan interpretation with a complex broth fragrant of cinnamon, cardamom, coriander, star anise, and clove. Alongside gluten-free rice noodles, tofu cubes provide complete protein, while mushrooms and bok choy provide fiber and folate, a B vitamin that has been shown to reduce stroke risk..