Eating pho can cause almost anyone to perspire. Sometimes it's because you've added too many jalapeños. If you don't know how to eat your soup correctly, however, you might also sweat out of stage fright—with the masses of noodles, slices of meat, and other slippery ingredients, eating the soup daintily can be a daunting task. Most pho aficionados agree that ambidexterity is a must: hold the chopsticks in your dominant hand to scoop up noodles, and the spoon in your other hand to dip into the broth. As for garnishes, there's no secret ratio of cilantro to basil, and only one sage tip: experiment.
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