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Vietnamese Beef Pho

Vietnamese Beef Pho

  • Prep

    10 m
  • Cook

    1 h 20 m
  • Ready In

    1 h 30 m
Maryellen

Maryellen

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.

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  • Calories:
  • 528 kcal
  • 26%
  • Fat:
  • 13.6 g
  • 21%
  • Carbs:
  • 73.1g
  • 24%
  • Protein:
  • 27.1 g
  • 54%
  • Cholesterol:
  • 51 mg
  • 17%
  • Sodium:
  • 2844 mg
  • 114%

Based on a 2,000 calorie diet

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Directions

  1. In a large soup pot, combine broth, onion, ginger, lemon grass, cinnamon, and peppercorns. Bring to a boil, reduce heat, and cover. Simmer for 1 hour.
  2. Arrange bean sprouts, mint, basil, and cilantro on a platter with chilies and lime.
  3. Soak the noodles in hot water to cover for 15 minutes or until soft. Drain. Place equal portions of noodles into 6 large soup bowls, and place raw beef on top. Ladle hot broth over noodles and beef. Pass platter with garnishes and sauces.
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1/15/2004

Basically, I have a recommendation for authentic vietnamese pho. Go to your local oriental/world food mart and buy the actual pho broth cubes. Just ask the cashier. They come in small packages of 6. This makes the pho taste authentic, rather than making your own broth or buying american beef broth. Happy eating!!

Nhi Torres
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Nhi Torres

12/5/2005

This is missing the many spices (Star Anise, Cloves, etc.) that makes Pho...Pho. The Lemongrass also throws it off. I've never seen lemongrass introduced in Vietnamese Pho. It might be in some other types of Asian noodle type soup but never in Vietnamese Pho.

Mike Nguyen
145

Mike Nguyen

6/30/2009

This is not pho. Don't be fooled into thinking this is pho. Pho is made from hours of cooking beef bones to soften the meat and draw out the bone marrow. What we have here is spiced swanson beef broth.

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