Pho is a Vietnamese noodle dish with light herbal broth and rice noodles whereas ramen is a Japanese noodle dish with a hearty broth and wheat noodles.
The noodles in Pho are soft and translucent and the noodles in ramen are firm and chewy.
Pho broth is thin and clear, and ramen broth is usually dark and cloudy.
The most popular Pho soups are based on beef whereas ramen are usually based on pork meat.
Pho was traditionally eaten for breakfast whereas ramen was traditionally eaten for lunch or dinner.
Though very different, did you know that both dishes are thought to have emerged in the early 1900s?