Soup Bowl Used at Nam Viet Restaurant

Object Details

Date
ca.2020
Medium
ceramic
Dimensions
2 3/4 × 8 7/8 in. (7 × 22.5 cm)
Caption
This bowl was used to serve phở at Nam Viet Restaurant in the Clarendon neighborhood of Arlington, VA. Phở is a popular Vietnamese noodle soup consisting of a rich bone broth, rice noodles, meat, and herbs. There are numerous regional variations in style and flavors. In Saigon, phở tends to have a sweeter broth, while soups from the northern part of Vietnam tend to have fewer spices added.
When Nam Viet first opened in 1983, Clarendon, VA, was known as "Little Saigon" because of its large population of Vietnamese and Southeast Asian immigrants, many of them refugees from the Vietnam War. The restaurant has remained in continuous operation into the 2020s, as the surrounding neighborhood developed and transformed.
Accession Number
2022.9.1
Type
bowl
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Data Source
Anacostia Community Museum
Restrictions & Rights
Usage conditions apply
GUID
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/dl8920dc061-44b5-4f4d-9aac-40d9fd919096
Record ID
acm_2022.9.1
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