A deli in Washington D.C. is serving “Pho in a Box”:
The broth is made with beef bones, oxtail and brisket; the pho noodles are parboiled; and each order comes with raw slices of eye of round, the requisite herbs and dipping sauces. All the ingredients are packed separately for reassembly at home.
Tim Carman reports that the broth ends up being on the sweet side and that the noodle portion is lacking. Still, it’s an interesting attempt at pho to-go and a novel way to get one’s pho fix.