Vietnamese Pho

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Preparation info

  • Serves

    4–6

    • Difficulty

      Medium

Appears in

Spirit & Spice

By Ghillie Basan

Published 2019

  • About

I always think of this classic noodle soup as Vietnam in a bowl. With noodles and tender beef slices in a stock flavoured with ginger, cinnamon, cloves and star anise, it is everyone’s bowl of yin and yang. The stock is the star of the show and the Vietnamese go to great lengths to make it tasty – it takes time but it is worth it. To this you use your own artistry and add flavourings from a choice of fresh garnishes – a sprinkling of crisp bean sprouts, a sharp bite of spring onion or a spl