Pho Bo (Beef Noodle Soup)

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READY IN: 2hrs 30mins
Recipe by swirlycinnacakes

Homemade pho. Great for cold weather :P

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Bring water to a simmer, add bones and beef, simmer with onion, ginger, fish sauce and sugar for 1.5 to 2 hours.
  2. Strain foam and fat frequently, but be careful to not stir too much as you don't want to cloud the broth.
  3. Remove brisket/short ribs; shred meat and set aside for service.
  4. Add anise, cloves and cinnamon stick in a cheesecloth or spice bag.
  5. Simmer broth with spices for another 30-45 minutes. Remove spice bag, onion and ginger. Strain broth well, keep boiling hot.
  6. Cook noodles in boiling water, stirring with chopsticks or spoon to keep from clumping, just until soft (about 45-60 seconds). Remove from water, place in bowl. Top with cooked beef, thin slices of rare beef, cilantro and green onions if desired.
  7. Mix noodles in broth.

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