156 Reviews

Faux pho! Very tasty. Next time I'll double the recipe. Fresh cilantro, basil and green onions make it. Also, used a bit of chili paste with garlic at the end in addition to the garlic and hot pepper flakes. Thank for posting!

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clevergirl3 May 08, 2012

This is the best chicken noodle soup I've ever had. And certainly head and shoulders above any I've tried to make at home. I halved the amount of fish sauce and tripled the amount of noodles. I LOVE the addition of the fresh herbs. DEEEEEEEEEEEEEELISH! Thanks for posting. So quick, too. THUMBS UP from our house!

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Parrot Head Mama February 23, 2012

I wouldn't use it as a pho replacement but it was delicious and very close! The ease will definitely make me make this more often than authentic pho. I would say that the serving for 4 was definitely cups and not bowls. Thanks Sue for this great recipe!

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NessaContessa January 29, 2012

This soup was very tasty, but I was missing vegetables. Maybe some mushrooms or snow peas. Also it was a bit overly salty, so next time I will try using low-sodium broth. After tasting the broth, I added more fresh ginger, as the ginger flavor wasn't strong enough for me. All in all, a great recipe, and will be even better with a little tweaking!

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kadiprimo January 18, 2012

I served this last night to my DDS they both loved it and want me to make it again, I added a bit of soy sauce and some sesame oil. thanks

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Laureen in B.C. January 01, 2012

so fast and easy and delicious no one at dinner knew it only took me 15mins to make thank you for the awesome recipe

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dhuynh July 11, 2011

I made this with tofu and enjoyed it very much! It doesn't taste anything like what my mom made for me growing up, but it kept my craving for Vietnamese food at bay. This is not meant to taste anything like pho, as the spices are noticeably missing, and cellophane noodles (usually made of mung bean) are not the same as the rice vermicelli noodles used in pho.

In any case, I will be making this recipe again and again. Thank you so much for sharing!

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Becky H. July 04, 2011

Excellent. I added leeks! Wow! My husband, who never gives many compliments on my cooking, said he LOVED it. Had 2 bowls full. I think I need to open up a noodle truck. I went to the Asian market and grabbed the Napa Cabbage (I lightly cooked that and threw it in w/ the noodles at the last minute). A super easy recipe though! Terrific. Next time, I will try the UDON noodles with it; I had the thin noodles, but overall I'm cooking this again. My daughter, 2 yrs old, just loveeed it! The chicken was great, and having the basil and herbs on the side at the last minute to dump in just as I ladled it out was awesome.

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tdaise7 April 20, 2011

I was in a pinch for time and didn't have anything out for supper. I found your recipe and thawed a couple chicken breasts out and made this for our meal. I doubled the recipe and we ate it all. My kids kept coming back for seconds (and thirds)!!! DH and I really liked the green onions and cilantro for the garnish. They really added alot more flavor. Thank you for sharing this quick and delicious soup recipe with us. We will use again.

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mommyoffour January 07, 2011
Cheat n' Eat Vietnamese Chicken Soup