Rating: 5 stars
1 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 1
  • 4 star values: 0
  • 3 star values: 0
  • 2 star values: 0
  • 1 star values: 0

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.

Recipe by Health October 2008


Credit: Yunhee Kim

Recipe Summary

20 mins
21 mins
41 mins
Makes 6 servings (serving size: 1 cup broth plus garnishes)


Ingredient Checklist


Instructions Checklist
  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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).

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

Nutrition Facts

339 calories; fat 6g; saturated fat 2g; mono fat 3g; poly fat 1g; protein 16g; carbohydrates 54g; fiber 2g; cholesterol 24mg; iron 2mg; sodium 827mg; calcium 49mg.