Preparation info
  • Serves

    4 to 6

    • Difficulty


Appears in
From Scratch: 10 Meals, 175 Recipes, and Dozens of Techniques You Will Use Over and Over

By Michael Ruhlman

Published 2019

  • About

One morning not too long ago, I began thinking about pho, virtually the national dish of Vietnam. Typically, it is a beef soup with rice noodles and loads of aromatic garnishes. Such was the power of imagination that I determined to have it for dinner that night. Like most people, I don’t have enough hours in the day to do everything I’d like to do, but as a self-employed writer I’m flexible in how I chose to organize those hours. So, when the urge for pho struck, I knew I could make a one-