Pho (Vietnamese beef noodle soup)

Pho (Vietnamese beef noodle soup)

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Christian Ruß

Christian Ruß

Test Kitchen Manager and Chef at Kitchen Stories

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"A steaming bowl of pho will always make me happy! Even though the beef broth needs to simmer for several hours, you shouldn't shorten or even skip this step, because the broth is the crucial basic for a flavorful pho."

Difficulty

Medium 👍

Preparation

180 min

Baking

0 min

Resting

0 min

Ingredients

2Servings
166⅔ g
oxtail
166⅔ g
beef bones
166⅔ g
boiling beef
66⅔ g
beef tenderloin
83⅓ g
rice noodles
1⅔ l
water
1⅔
shallots
13⅓ g
ginger
cardamom pod
tsp
fennel seed
cinnamon stick
star anise
1 tbsp
fish sauce
tsp
salt
tsp
sugar
1⅔
scallions
chilis
6⅔ g
soy sprouts
1⅓ sprigs
mint
1⅓ sprigs
cilantro
chili (for serving)
fish sauce (for serving)
lime (for serving)
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Utensils

2 cutting boards, 2 knives, pot (large), slotted spoon, 2 frying pans, bowl, pot, sieve

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Nutrition per serving

Cal687
Fat32 g
Protein56 g
Carb45 g
  • Step 1/5

    Cut oxtail into small chunks and add to a large pot with beef bone and boiling meat. Fill up with water and bring to a boil. Let simmer over medium heat and skim foam from time to time.
    • 166⅔ g oxtail
    • 166⅔ g beef bones
    • 166⅔ g boiling beef
    • 1⅔ l water
    • cutting board
    • knife
    • pot (large)
    • slotted spoon

    Cut oxtail into small chunks and add to a large pot with beef bone and boiling meat. Fill up with water and bring to a boil. Let simmer over medium heat and skim foam from time to time.

  • Step 2/5

    Peel shallots and add to a frying pan with ginger. Fry until they start to turn very dark brown, then add to the pot. Let the broth simmer over medium-low heat for approx. 2 hrs. Discard beef bone, oxtail, ginger and shallots. Remove boiled beef and transfer to a bowl with cold water.
    • 1⅔ shallots
    • 13⅓ g ginger
    • frying pan
    • bowl

    Peel shallots and add to a frying pan with ginger. Fry until they start to turn very dark brown, then add to the pot. Let the broth simmer over medium-low heat for approx. 2 hrs. Discard beef bone, oxtail, ginger and shallots. Remove boiled beef and transfer to a bowl with cold water.

  • Step 3/5

    Add cardamom pod, fennel seeds, cinnamon stick an star anise to a frying pan and fry until fragrant. Add to the pot. Season the broth with fish sauce, salt, and sugar. Let simmer for approx. 30 min.
    • cardamom pod
    • tsp fennel seed
    • cinnamon stick
    • star anise
    • 1 tbsp fish sauce
    • tsp salt
    • tsp sugar
    • frying pan

    Add cardamom pod, fennel seeds, cinnamon stick an star anise to a frying pan and fry until fragrant. Add to the pot. Season the broth with fish sauce, salt, and sugar. Let simmer for approx. 30 min.

  • Step 4/5

    Cook rice noodles according to package instructions, then drain. Finely slice scallions and chilis. Slice boiled beef and raw beef tenderloin.
    • 83⅓ g rice noodles
    • 1⅔ scallions
    • chilis
    • 66⅔ g beef tenderloin
    • pot
    • sieve
    • cutting board
    • knife

    Cook rice noodles according to package instructions, then drain. Finely slice scallions and chilis. Slice boiled beef and raw beef tenderloin.

  • Step 5/5

    Remove cardamom pod, fennel seeds, cinnamon stick an star anise and bring broth back to a simmer. Add cooked rice noodles, raw, and cooked beef to a serving bowl and ladle hot broth into the bowl. Top with soy sprouts, scallions, mint, cilantro, and chilis. Serve with more chilis, fish sauce and lime juice for everybody to season to taste. Enjoy!
    • 6⅔ g soy sprouts
    • 1⅓ sprigs mint
    • 1⅓ sprigs cilantro
    • chili (for serving)
    • fish sauce (for serving)
    • lime (for serving)

    Remove cardamom pod, fennel seeds, cinnamon stick an star anise and bring broth back to a simmer. Add cooked rice noodles, raw, and cooked beef to a serving bowl and ladle hot broth into the bowl. Top with soy sprouts, scallions, mint, cilantro, and chilis. Serve with more chilis, fish sauce and lime juice for everybody to season to taste. Enjoy!

  • Enjoy your meal!

    Pho (Vietnamese beef noodle soup)

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