Beef Noodle Soup
Pho Bo

 

 

 

Beef Noodle Soup

 

You'll find this soup literally everywhere in Vietnam—from street stalls to fancy restaurants and it is now served
in restaurants all over the world. It is practically Vietnam’s national dish—the classic breakfast meal, but just as
delicious served any time of day or night.

1 whole fresh ginger root (about
6 in/15 cm), rinsed and bruised
1 large onion, peeled and bruised
10 cups (21/2 liters) water
2 lbs (1 kg) beef bones
1 lb (500 g) beef brisket
1 teaspoon salt
3 star anise pods
1 cinnamon stick (3 in/8 cm)
1 tablespoon fish sauce
1 teaspoon sugar
1 teaspoon salt
1 teaspoon ground white pepper
8 oz (250 g) dried string-like rice
noodles (bun)
1 cup (50 g) bean sprouts, tops and
tails removed
1 medium onion, sliced
8 oz (250 g) raw beef sirloin,
thinly sliced
Ground white pepper
1 spring onion, sliced, to garnish
1/2 cup (20 g) minced saw-leaf herb
leaves (ngo gai), to garnish
Bottled chili sauce, to serve
Yellow Bean Sauce (page 26),
to serve

 

Accompaniments
2 finger-length red chilies, deseeded
and sliced
2 limes, cut into wedges
Sprigs of saw-leaf herb leaves (ngo gai)
Sprigs of mint leaves
Sprigs of coriander leaves (cilantro)

 

 

1 Grill the ginger and onion under the broiler, turning several times or in a
skillet until slightly burnt on all sides, about 5 minutes (see note). Remove
and set aside.
2 In a pot, bring the water, beef bones and brisket to a boil, skimming off any
foam that floats to the surface. Add the grilled ginger and onion, followed by
the salt, star anise and cinnamon. Reduce heat to medium and simmer for
about 1 hour until the beef is tender. Remove from the heat.


3 Remove the beef from the stock. Slice the beef into thin slices and set aside.
Strain the stock and return the clear soup to the pot. Season with the fish
sauce, sugar, salt and pepper, and keep the soup hot over very low heat.
4 Bring a separate pot of water to a boil. Add the rice noodles and boil until
soft, 5 to 7 minutes or longer as needed. Remove and rinse with cold water,
then drain.
5 Place the rice noodles into individual serving bowls and top with the bean
sprouts, onion, cooked and raw beef slices. Pour the hot soup into each bowl
(the raw beef will partially cook in the boiling soup), sprinkle with pepper and
garnish with spring onion and saw-leaf herb leaves.
6 Serve hot with the Accompaniments, and bowls of chili sauce and Yellow
Bean Sauce (page 26) on the side.

Note: The ginger and onion can be grilled either under the broiler or simply
dry-roasted in a skillet until slightly burnt. Chicken is a delicious alternative
to beef, and most Vietnamese restaurants offer both versions.

 

Serves 4 to 6 Preparation time: 30 mins Cooking time: 1 hour 15 mins


 


 

 

 

 

 

 



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