Yunhee Kim
Prep Time
20 Mins
Cook Time
21 Mins
Makes 6 servings (serving size: 1 cup broth plus garnishes)

Pho is a Vietnamese soup consisting of broth, rice noodles, herbs, and meat. Traditionally a popular street food, now you can make this in your own kitchen.

How to Make It

Step 1

Bring large pot of water to boil (for step 3). Heat oil in heavy saucepan over medium-high heat. Add ginger and onion; sauté 3 minutes or until lightly charred. Add broth, anise, cloves, and cinnamon; bring to boil, then reduce to simmer. Cook 15 minutes. Strain broth into a bowl; discard solids. Return broth to pan, stir in fish sauce and sugar; season with black pepper.

Step 2

Put steak in freezer for 15 minutes to firm for slicing. Soak noodles in hot water in large bowl for 20 minutes or until soft.

Step 3

Add noodles to boiling water; cook 30 seconds. Drain, and divide noodles among 6 deep soup bowls. Return broth to boil. Remove steak from freezer, halve lengthwise, and slice thinly across the grain; arrange raw slices over noodles. Ladle broth into bowls (boiling broth will cook steak).

Step 4

Arrange scallions, mint, bean sprouts, and chilies on large platter. Serve soup with platter on side.

Ratings & Reviews

Chivon's Review

December 29, 2008
This was a very easy and tasty recipe. Very similar to the noodle soup I have had at a Vietnamese restaurant. I didn't make any changes, turned out great!