Pho Inspired Beef Noodle Soup
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Improvising when a Pho craving strikes, grab some ready-made beef broth from the store and add some extras to spice it up.
Recipe type: Soup
Cuisine: Southeast Asian
Serves: 1
  • 900 ml beef broth
  • 75 grams beef
  • 2 squares Instant egg noodles
  • 2 pieces lemongrass stalk, bruised
  • 2-4 slices fresh ginger
  • 1 star anise
  • 1-2 tablespoons fish sauce or soy sauce
  • 1-2 thai chili, thinly sliced
  • 2 scallions, thinly sliced
  • 4 cilantro roots
  • Garnishes:
  • bean sprouts
  • thai chili
  • cilantro leaves
  • scallions
  • snow peas
  • lime
  • sriracha sauce
  1. Heat beef broth in soup pot over medium high heat. Add lemongrass, star anise, ginger, soy sauce, thai chili, scallions and cilantro roots to pot.
  2. When soup comes to a boil, reduce heat, leave to simmer 20 minutes.
  3. Remove lemongrass stalk, cilantro roots, star anise and ginger from soup.
  4. After simmering, add noodles, cook 3 minutes.
  5. When noodles are done, add your beef just before serving.
  6. Layer some garnishes in bottom of bowl.
  7. Add noodles and soup to bowl.
  8. Garnishes with your choice of toppings.
  9. Enjoy!
Recipe by Culinary Zest at