Vietnamese Chicken Soup

Faux Pho

Preparation info
  • Makes 16 cups 4 l ) broth;

    12 to 16

    first-course servings, hot or gelled, without noodles, or 6 main-course servings with noodles
    • Difficulty


Appears in
Soup: A Way of Life

By Barbara Kafka

Published 1998

  • About

Mai PHAM, chef and owner of Lemon Grass Restaurant in Sacramento and the author of The Best of Vietnamese and Thai Cooking, kindly gave me her recipe for chicken pho. There is a recipe for the more common beef version. I have repaid her generosity by tampering with her recipe. This soup is not traditional, in that it doesn’t use actual chicken pieces in the soup. But with noodles, it is substantial enough