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"i have made this a few times now. I bought a packet of 'pho spices' and then bought all the ingredients seperately - coriander seeds fennel seeds, star anise, cassia (cinnamon sticks) and brown cardamon pods. I put a mix (to taste) in a large tea strainer and leave that in to boil. actually i'll just submit a recipe i think.."- xine74
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Use Rice sticks or cellophane noodles. Partially freeze beef before cutting. Cooks notes: Star anise, fish sauce, hoisin sauce and Asian chili sauce are available at Asian markets or some supermarkets with large Asian specialty sections. Use caution when working with fresh chilies. Upon completion of slicing, wash work surface and hands thoroughly; do not touch your eyes. Procedure: Combine the beef stock, ginger, star anise, green onions and fish sauce and gently simmer for 30 minutes.
Remove the ginger, anise and green onions. Soak the rice sticks in warm water for 30 minutes. Slice the green onions, onion and basil leaves as thinly as possible. Slice the beef as thinly as possible across the grain. It helps to partially freeze the meat before slicing.
Bring 4 quarts water to a boil. Arrange the bean sprouts, mint sprigs, chilies and lime on a platter.
Just before serving, bring the broth to a boil. Cook the rice sticks in boiling water for 30 seconds, then drain. Presentation: Divide the noodles among 4 large bowls. Arrange the scallions, onion slices and beef slices on top. Spoon the boiling broth on top: The heat of the liquid should be sufficient to cook the meat. Serve the soup at once, with the garnish platter on the side. Let each person add sprouts, mint, chilies, lime, hoisin sauce and/or chili sauce to taste. Yield: Makes 4 servings.
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R6Simon 11 month agoSorry, this doesn't taste like Pho at all
Misoman 1 year agoIt's good… but compared to the real stuff, it's not too great
Cunnyngham 1 year agoNot a very authentic flavor. The beef and noodles need more taste, they come out very bland this way.
mia88 1 year ago
geli 1 year agook if ur looking for a quick pho fix. def not the real thing but was easy and i enjoyed it on a cold day.
nickBSad 2 years agoThis recipe is ok if you've never had real pho before but it fails in comparison to the real stuff
shanban31207 2 years agoSorry it just wasn't to my taste.
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Cathyscott81 2 years agoU should grill the ginger root, and grill a whole white onion then drop it into the soup. (:
Zoom-kazumi 2 years agomade this for dinner tonight! it was nummy, but it was ALOT of noodles and I used a 3.5oz package of bean threads rather than 8oz of rice sticks
olddirtycook 2 years agoGonna save big money w/ This recipe.
AntarcticCat 2 years agoI love this. I cook a roast to medium and thinly slice the left overs for pho on another night. It makes this super fast to put together.
shehzadazmi 3 years agoGreat recipe. Saves a lot of time if you use store bought broth rather than make your own. It actually tastes better if you use chicken broth imo.
xine74 3 years agoi have made this a few times now. I bought a packet of 'pho spices' and then bought all the ingredients seperately - coriander seeds fennel seeds, star anise, cassia (cinnamon sticks) and brown cardamon pods. I put a mix (to taste) in a large tea strainer and leave that in to boil. actually i'll just submit a recipe i think..
Nessa3316 3 years agoFresh cilantro is nice as a garnish too.
IAMjulia 3 years agoI once went to a Vietnamese restaurant in Cocoa Beach and had the best soup of my life. This recipe is a close cousin. Absolutely delicious! I'll make this soup often. Recipe instructions need to be more concise.
Beeboy719 4 years agoThe soup was very delicious...just like in the restaurants! The only problem I had was that i chose generic rice sticks. Next time I'll make sure I get some good ones.