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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!

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MacChef March 09, 2009

Absolutely delicious! I've been craving pho ever since a girlfriend of my took me out for it last week. There aren't any Vietnamese restaurants close by, so I tried this and my craving has been satisfied. THANK YOU!!

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sweetmoshine June 24, 2008

Great recipe. I tried Pho for the first time a long time ago in California. For some reason I ended up with tripe in it. That was probably because I didn't know what I was ordering. I didn't like it. Fortunately a Vietnamese restaurant opened in the small city where I live. Wife and I decided to try the beef pho. It was great. The restaurant unfortunately went out of business. Found this recipe and tried it. I used tenderloin and followed the directions as shown. I think it came out better than at the restaurant where we liked it. Thanks for posting it.

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azteco July 02, 2014

Wow! This was not only completely yummy, but so simple to make! It tasted just like the Pho we get at a local vietnamese restaurant! I am so glad I tried making it! I did add 3 teaspoons of ground anise seed and took out the cinnamon before it was done simmering (probably about half way through) In addition, I added the fish sauce directly to the broth. Great find-GREAT recipe!

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Anniepants927 February 21, 2008

Fantastic! We eat this lots at a favorite Vietnamese restaurant but this was just as good! We added star anise and mushrooms to the stock.

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doctorlyon December 09, 2007

This is very good recipe. I love this soup since I went to a Vietnamese restauran. I crave this soup. I make it 1-2 a week. And is so healthy.!!!

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Marilu Mendez June 26, 2007

I also added star anise to the broth during simmering. The soup was very flavorful even without all the add ins! Thanks for sharing.

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iris5555 November 14, 2005

Just as good as the real thing, with a bit of practice you will be cooking like a Vietnamese person! If you are a pho lover, you have to try this. I actually invented my own version before I realized this recipe was on this site.

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thumpndove January 09, 2003
Vietnamese Beef Pho