Vietnamese Pho With Beef - America's Test Kitchen

Total Time
15 mins
15 mins

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  1. Prepare ginger. Peel, halve lengthwise and smash it.
  2. Bring broth, ginger, lime zest and five-spice powder to boil in dutch oven over med-hi heat. Add noodles and cook until nearly tender, about 5 minuts.Stir in beef. Simmer until cooked thru and noodles are completely tender, about 2 minutes.
  3. Off heat, stir in fish sauce, chili-garlic sauce and lime juice. Remove ginger and zest with slotted spoon. Stir in scallions and cilantro; serve.
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5 5

This was wonderful. My partner used to eat a lot of Pho and he said he loved it, so I'm going to be happy with that. Used thin noodles and made our own chilli garlic sauce. Made for ZWT 9 for the Tasty Testers.

4 5

This is a really good at-home version of pho. I highly suggest freezing your beef to get those thin slices just right... I didn't and the beef was super chewy. I didn't have on hand any fish sauce, and I ended up using 2 parts beef and one part chicken stock- but it still was a really tasty soup. Thanks so much for sharing!

5 5

I loved this. I'm not a Pho expert by any means, having only had it once before, so I don't know how it compares with most restaurant versions, but this is tasty soup anyway. The only rice noodles I could lay my hands on were the skinny kind, which cook somewhat more quickly than the wide ones called for. I adjusted for that by simmering the ginger and lime zest in just the broth for a little while longer. We enjoyed this very much, and I'm already looking forward to eating the leftovers for lunch tomorrow.