Vietnamese Beef Pho

READY IN: 2hrs 10mins
Recipe by ngibsonn

This soup is served with a plate full of fresh garnishes as well as various sauces. This allows each person to season their serving to taste. The soup is somewhat unusual, because the meat is cooked in the bowl. The beef is sliced very thin, almost thin enough to see through. You might want to have the butcher slice it for you. The boiling hot broth is poured over the noodles and raw meat. The meat is quickly cooked in the hot broth in the time it takes to garnish the soup. From allrecipes.com

Top Review by MacChef

This was outstanding! My DH travels to Hanoi often and said this was spot on. I also used anise seeds in a cheesecloth in the broth. We like it really brothy so I added a can of beef connsomme as well. I put everything for broth in a crockpot on low and by dinner it was nothing more than soak noodles and chop garnishes. Soooo good!

Ingredients Nutrition

Directions

  1. In a large soup pot, combine broth, onion, ginger, lemon grass, cinnamon, and peppercorns.
  2. Bring to a boil, reduce heat, and cover.
  3. Simmer for 1 hour.
  4. Arrange bean sprouts, mint, basil, and cilantro on a platter with chilies and lime.
  5. Soak the noodles in hot water to cover for 15 minutes or until soft.
  6. Drain.
  7. Place equal portions of noodles into 6 large soup bowls, and place raw beef on top.
  8. Ladle hot broth over noodles and beef.
  9. Pass platter with garnishes and sauces.

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