Vietnamese Beef Noodle Soup


"This is a simplified version of a Vietnamese beef noodle soup. The Vietnamese make the broth from scratch, and simmer it for hours."

Ingredients 45 m {{adjustedServings}} servings 258 cals

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  • Calories:
  • 258 kcal
  • 13%
  • Fat:
  • 5.8 g
  • 9%
  • Carbs:
  • 30.9g
  • 10%
  • Protein:
  • 20.9 g
  • 42%
  • Cholesterol:
  • 43 mg
  • 14%
  • Sodium:
  • 2160 mg
  • 86%

Based on a 2,000 calorie diet

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  1. Soak noodles in cold water for 30 minutes. Drain. Bring water to a boil in large pot. Add noodles, and boil 3 to 5 minutes - don't overcook. Drain, and rinse with cold water. Set aside.
  2. Meanwhile, combine beef broth, ginger, salt, and Thai pepper in a saucepan. Bring to a boil, and simmer for 15 minutes.
  3. Place equal portions of noodles into 4 large soup bowls, and place raw beef on top. Ladle hot broth over noodles and beef. Garnish with lime wedges, basil leaves, cilantro, mung beans, and green onions, and serve with hot pepper sauce and oyster sauce.
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  • Note
  • It's easier to slice the beef if it has been partially frozen beforehand.
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Reviews 7

  1. 10 Ratings

Nhi Torres

If this recipe is meant to be equivalent to Vietnamese Pho, then it is far from it. It is missing many key ingredients that make Pho really Pho. To really make this a quick short cut Pho recipe, then just buy the Pho paste at the Asian markets and add it in to give it the Pho flavor.


Made this tonight for my husband and I. I have to say I thought it was an ok dish but my husband just raved over it. I cannot really say why I thought it was just ok, normally I love Asian food and cook lots of Thai, Phillipino and Korean. I think it was just me tonight maybe and not the dish. Anyways, my husband definitely wants me to make it again so thanks for the recipe! PS. use extra cilantro and green onions are recommended!


I love this soup but it taste better if you do it the long way, but if you dont have the time then this way is good enough