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Pho-nomenal Beef Noodle Soup

Pho Bo

About the Dish:

Pho Bo is a traditional Vietnamese beef noodle soup. It is a flavorful and aromatic dish that is popular in Vietnamese cuisine. The broth is made by simmering beef bones, onions, garlic, ginger, and spices for several hours. The result is a rich and fragrant broth that is filled with tender beef, rice noodles, and an assortment of herbs and vegetables. The dish is typically served with lime wedges, bean sprouts, Thai basil, and chili peppers on the side, allowing the diners to customize the flavors to their liking. Pho Bo is a comforting and satisfying meal that is enjoyed any time of the day.

Nutrition Information:

Nutrient Amount
Total Fat 10g
Saturated Fat 4g
Trans Fat 0g
Cholesterol 50mg
Sodium 1500mg
Total Carbohydrates 50g
Dietary Fiber 5g
Sugars 3g
Protein 20g


Ingredient Quantity
Beef bones 2 lbs
Onion 1 large
Garlic 4 cloves
Ginger 1 knob
Cinnamon sticks 2
Star anise 2
Cloves 4
Beef steak, thinly sliced 1 lb
Rice noodles 8 oz

Cooking Instructions:

  • Step 1: Prepare the beef broth by boiling beef bones in a large pot of water for about 10 minutes. Drain and rinse the bones to remove any impurities.
  • Step 2: In the same pot, add the bones, onion, garlic, ginger, cinnamon sticks, star anise, and cloves. Fill the pot with water and bring to a boil. Reduce heat to low and let simmer for at least 4 hours, skimming off any impurities that rise to the surface.
  • Step 3: While the broth is simmering, cook the rice noodles according to package instructions. Drain and set aside.
  • Step 4: In a separate pot, bring water to a boil and blanch the beef slices for about 1-2 minutes until they are cooked to desired doneness. Drain and set aside.
  • Step 5: Once the broth is ready, strain it to remove the bones and spices. Season with salt and fish sauce to taste.
  • Step 6: To serve, divide the cooked rice noodles among serving bowls. Top with beef slices and ladle the hot broth over the noodles. Serve with lime wedges, bean sprouts, Thai basil, and chili peppers on the side.
  • Step 7: Enjoy your homemade Pho Bo!

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