(10 images) I'd been craving a good bowl of authentic Vietnamese Phở, but the local restaurant where I usually get it recently shut down. So of course I had to make my own.
Phở (pronounced “fuh”) is a Vietnamese noodle soup consisting of broth, rice noodles called bánh phở, herbs, and meat (primarily beef or chicken), and various other ingredients as preferred. I made a beef broth from scratch, simmered for about 4 hours, and then used that broth to make the soup base. Optionally you can use a powdered soup mix, but the flavor is just not the same. To my bowl of rice noodles I added thinly sliced London broil beef, cooked tripe, cilantro, basil, onion, sliced jalapeños, fresh lime slices, and bean sprouts. I ladled the hot seasoned broth over the beef to cook it. By the way, for my soup base I added roasted ginger and onions, star anise, and cilantro to the beef broth. SO damn delicious. BON APPÉTIT! #ChefG
#Pho is a popular street food in Vietnam and the specialty of a number of restaurant chains around the world. Phở allegedly originated in the early 20th century in northern Vietnam, and was popularized throughout the rest of the world by refugees after the Vietnam War.