Pho, Vietnamese soup

by soffiagudrun

This Vietnamese soup is very tasty and fun to eat.

It´s a noodle soup and the broth is made from ox tails. Then you slice thin slices of raw quality beef into the hot soup and the broth cooks up the beef.

If you wanna know more about Pho you can read about it on wikipedia.

The key to a successful soup here is to have fresh ingredients, fresh cilantro and good cut of beef. Rice noodles are must.



Start making the broth:

  • 1 ox tail
  • 1-2 cm fresh ginger
  • 4 anise stars
  • 1 stick cinnamon
  • 1 msk fennel seeds
  • 6 cloves
  • Few coriander seeds (1 -2 tsk)

Boil the ox tail for 4 hours with fresh ginger, anise, cinnamon, fennel, cloves and coriander seeds.

Take away all fat that floats and run the soup through a sieve.

On the table you serve the condiments and dinner guest choose what they put in their soup, but of course we reccommend using everything!

  • Rice noodles, one bag, cooked.
  • Beef, thinly sliced (f.x sirloin)
  • 2 lime, cut into boats
  • 2 chili peppers, finely chopped
  • 1 cup bean sprouts
  • Spring onion, chopped
  • Fresh coriander, chopped
  • Scriracha sauce

Put every thing in separate bowls or on dishes and serve on the table.


Serve with Scriracha sauce.

Put the noodles in a bowl and pour hot broth in the bowl.

Serve right a way.

Dinner guests take care of the rest.