I love Pho too, but the restaurants in town each have their own unique way of making it - so much difference that the calorie count has to vary tremendously. The calorie average I've found on calorie counting websites is around 350 - 400 calories for 22 to 24 ounces (about 3 cups). Because the fat content isn't usually very high, the point count should be around 6 to 8.
I'd say that's a good average, but I second guess a bit, by estimating the calories in the solid ingredients (the soup quantity isn't as important, because the broth doesn't have many calories at all). Usually it's the noodles, I pay the most attention to. It's the most calorie-dense ingredient other than the stir-ins available (such as peanut butter and hoisin). In our favorite restaurant, they bring out a cart filled with condiments (some would be pretty high in calories due to fat or sugar).
I often ask for half the noodles and twice the bean sprouts.
Last edited by kaplods : 06-06-2010 at 12:41 AM.