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."


45 m servings 258 cals
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Original recipe yields 4 servings



  • 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.


  • Note
  • It's easier to slice the beef if it has been partially frozen beforehand.
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  1. 10 Ratings


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 recip...

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 ...

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

I would never make my soup base with anything artifical especially with condensed beef broth. I only make my broth with the best ingredients, only from fresh and from scratch. That's what I cal...

I really enjoyed this recipe. Instead of cutting the steak in really thin slices and cut it in strips and cooked it in the beef broth. I also left out the ginger because I didn't have any. I wil...

Tried following the recipe - couldn't find Thai pepper. Used bean sprouts, fresh basil,pepper sauce, lime, green onion - still found it pretty tasteless. Meat, (tenderized top round) was sliced ...

Well I normally don't review but this was a great recipe. Easy quick and no slow cooking a beef knuckle. Try it and have fun with adding what you like.