© Son Visit SiteThe star of Phở, star anise

The star of Phở, star anise

Star anise, Vietnamese cinnamon, cloves, cardamom pods, fennel seeds, and coriander seeds all contribute to the fragrancy and depth of flavor of phở.

This is a more close-up version of the phở spices photo I posted yesterday.

I asked Allison to make me phở for my birthday, and took the opportunity to take photos of the spices she was using for it.