I loved the broth of this recipe, but my meat was somehow dry, which was weird considering it was in a soup! It had a consistency I did not like. I'm not sure if I didn't cut it thin enough or what--I later ate Pho at the vietnamese restaurant I go to and the beef was much thinner. So my suggestion would be to really try and cut that beef thin.
Vietnamese Beef-Noodle Bowl
PhDcook Posted: 09/27/09
Mrsnegron1206 Posted: 10/13/09
LOVE IT! LOVE IT LOVE IT
Tim5110 Posted: 08/04/10
Good stuff! Normally, for Pho, the beef is sliced very thin and added raw into the bowl at serving where the boiling broth is poured over it. Nice presentation as well. Also added after serving are leaves such as mint, basil even lettuce and a squeeze of lime juice, bean sprouts. Enjoy.
Redessa Posted: 08/31/11
Loved it! Cut the beef really thin and added some shrimp. Was as good as the pho we regularly eat at our local restaurant. I did leave the sprouts and basil leaves to be added after serving into bowls, since that is how it is usually served.
nallix Posted: 02/20/12
I couldn't find any whole star anise and omitted the red peppers but otherwise made the recipe as written. I used some cheesecloth to make a bag for the cinnamon and ginger so I didn't have to strain all the broth. The flavors were fantastic, bold and distinct. While not a real bowl of pho like you'd get in a Vietnamese restaurant it does a good job of presenting some of the flavors and the spirit of the soup. At first I thought the portion size was small but it was surprisingly filling. I'll definitely make this again, hopefully next time with the anise.