Many people who have had my Pho said it is one of the best tasting Pho they’ve had. So today I’m going to show you how I make my Homemade Pho Recipe.
Pho (pronounced fuh) is originally a Vietnamese soup. It is one of the many dishes my family and I make on a monthly basis. This beef broth noodle soup is so yummy and can be eaten at any time of the year. It’s especially perfect during the cold winter months. It’s also a great soup to have if you have a cold or if you have a hangover or if you just got off a long days work and want to relax and have a nice big bowl of soup.
Coming from a biracial (Caucasian and Hmong (Asian)) background, I grew up eating this delicious soup. To me it’s one of my comfort foods. I just love eating it!
There are many different varieties on how to make Pho. There are also different styles of Pho, such as Beef Pho, Chicken Pho and Seafood Pho. I’ve never had Chicken Pho or Seafood Pho but I’ve heard they are pretty tasty!
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I know in the picture my Pho looks a little bit on the plain side but that’s because I didn’t have all the ingredients on hand and I was craving Pho so bad. Actually, the whole how was craving Pho so I made do with what we had laying around the house. It still came out super delicious, though!!!
Making Pho at home is not hard at all. It may be time consuming (actually the broth is what takes the longest) but it’s all worth it at the end. I promise, you will enjoy this amazing hearty soup, as my family and I do each and every time we make this!
So here is my take on this amazing dish.
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Yields 8-12 Bowls
Homemade Pho, A deliciously hearty soup you'll for sure enjoy! Making Pho at home is not hard at all. It may be time consuming (actually the broth is what takes the longest) but it’s all worth it at the end. I promise, you will enjoy this amazing hearty soup, as my family and I do each and every time we make this!
45 minPrep Time
4 hrCook Time
4 hr, 45 Total Time
- 4 quarts of water
- 1 pack pho spice seasoning *
- About 2.5-3 pounds of thinly sliced beef
- 3-6 lbs beef bones
- 1-2 lbs oxtail
- 1 medium-large onion, sliced
- 1/2 TBSP Garlic, minced
- 2 1/2 TBSP fish sauce
- Pho Beef Paste Flavoring, to taste
- Salt & Pepper, to taste
- Crushed Red Peppers, to taste
- Red Seasoning Salt, to taste
- A couple packs of Rice Noodles (Rice Stick Noodles, Rice Vermicelli or Mei Fun Noodles)
- Beef Meatballs (optional)
- Shrimp (optional)
- 2 pods Star Anise
- 1 Cinnamon stick
- 1 pod Cardamom
- 1 TBSP Coriander
- 1 1/2 TBSP Fennel
- 3 whole Cloves
- 5 slices of Fresh Ginger (optional)
- 2 bunches of Green Onions, chopped
- 2 bunches of Cilantro, chopped
- 6 Limes, cut into wedges
- Thai Basil Leaves
- Mint Leaves
- Bean Sprouts
- Lee Kum Kee Oyster Sauce
- Hoisen Sauce
- Fish Sauce
- Sriracha Sauce
- Jalapeno, sliced
- Peanuts, crushed
- In a 5 qt or larger pot add your sliced beef, beef bones and oxtails - fill with the 4 quarts of water or fill almost to the top of pot. Boil for about 1 hour. Be sure to skim off any fat off the surface.
- Add your Spice Pack, Onion, Garlic, Fish Sauce to the pot. Also add your other seasonings: Salt, Pepper, Red Seasoning Salt, Crushed Red Peppers, Pho Beef Paste Flavoring, - season to your tasting. Cook for additional 1-4 hours. Taste and see what you desire. Cook longer if you want stronger flavor.
- Once you've got your broth to your desired taste you can discard the spice pack. You can discard the bones and oxtails if you want as well.
- When your broth is done cooking:
- In a separate pot boil the rice noodles for about a minute or until slightly soft. Drain and rinse in cold water. Set aside.
- Chop your Green Onions, Cilantro and Limes and gather the rest of your condiments and set it out in the middle of the table.
- Serve your Pho broth over the rice noodles and enjoy!! Add any combination of your condiments to your bowl to spice it up a bit.