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Noodle Symphony: Fragrant Pho Bo with Tender Beef

Pho Bo

About the Dish:

Pho Bo is a traditional Vietnamese beef noodle soup that is packed with flavor. The dish consists of thin rice noodles, tender slices of beef, and a fragrant broth made from a combination of bone marrow, spices, and herbs. This dish is typically garnished with fresh bean sprouts, basil leaves, lime wedges, and chili peppers. Pho Bo is a popular street food in Vietnam and is enjoyed by both locals and tourists alike. The rich and aromatic broth combined with the tender beef and chewy noodles make this dish a comforting and satisfying meal.

Nutrition Information:

Nutrient Amount
Total Fat 8g
Saturated Fat 2g
Trans Fat 0g
Cholesterol 50mg
Sodium 800mg
Total Carbohydrates 25g
Dietary Fiber 2g
Sugars 3g
Protein 20g


Ingredient Quantity
Beef bones 2 lbs
Beef brisket 1 lb
Rice noodles 8 oz
Onion 1
Ginger 2-inch piece
Cinnamon stick 1
Star anise 3
Cloves 3
Fish sauce 2 tbsp
Sugar 1 tbsp
Salt to taste
Bean sprouts 1 cup
Fresh basil 1/2 cup
Lime wedges 4
Red chili peppers 2

Cooking Instructions:

  • Step 1: Place the beef bones in a large pot and cover with water. Bring to a boil, then reduce heat and simmer for 1 hour. Skim any impurities that rise to the surface.
  • Step 2: Add the beef brisket, onion, ginger, cinnamon stick, star anise, and cloves to the pot. Simmer for another 2-3 hours, until the beef is tender.
  • Step 3: Remove the beef bones and brisket from the pot and strain the broth to remove any solids. Return the broth to the pot and season with fish sauce, sugar, and salt to taste.
  • Step 4: Cook the rice noodles according to package instructions. Drain and set aside.
  • Step 5: Slice the beef brisket into thin strips. Rinse the bean sprouts and basil leaves.
  • Step 6: To serve, divide the rice noodles among bowls. Top with slices of beef brisket and pour hot broth over the noodles. Garnish with bean sprouts, basil leaves, lime wedges, and sliced red chili peppers.

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