The Resistance Pho & The Acceptance Roll
As Vietnam’s national dish, Pho is a cultural icon and has played a role in protest poems, government policies, and even espionage. Traditionally made with beef, it was heavily influenced by 19th-century French and Chinese cooking, deriving its name from the French soup pot au feu. We present a vegan interpretation using cinnamon, cardamom, coriander, and clove for the subtle broth. Alongside rice noodles, mushrooms, tofu, and bok choy provide essential fiber, protein, and folates, which have been shown to reduce stroke risk.