Thursday, October 24, 2013

What the Pho?

I love a great soup as much as the next person, but I think I love an easy soup even more!

This soup is a little bit of chopping, some boiling and voila you have pho!  Pronounced (Fuh?) You actually have to add the question mark to say it right.  In Vietnamese when you say pho you end it like you're super confused/questioning.  Try it with me, oh and don't forget to make the Ron Burgandy questioning face!  Pho (Fuh?)!  You got it!  Don't worry, this comes easy for me because I fully believe I was of Asian decent in another life.  It's completely unnatural how much I love all things Asian!

Now, for all your linguistic hard work, you shall be rewarded with food... you're welcome! 

You'll need:
Green Onions
Thai Basil
Bean Sprouts
Lime Wedges
Meat (We use lean steak cut into thin slices, it cooks in bowl when broth is added)
Rice Noodles
Pho Broth- ok, so I cheat a little
Seriously large bowls- like HUGE.  We use mixing bowls :)

Chop these:

Boil these as directed:
Boil about 8 minutes just in case the directions aren't in English!

Rinse noodles in lukewarm water to prevent stickage

Layer your goodies:  Start with meat on the bottom so it cooks in the boiling broth!

Add broth:  Make sure you ladle it out while still boiling to ensure proper cooking of the meat.

Add these to taste:
Please disregard the meal replacement shakes in the background, they are NOT part of this.  However, yeay 24 day challenge!

Add a cute sous chef and you're done!

Voila- PHO!  This is such a great dinner and can seriously clear the sinuses if done correctly.  Once you make this soup, you'll crave it!  Hey, maybe you were Asian in a past life too?!  Sister!!! 

Until next time....


  1. I love Pho!! Had no idea you can make it at home!! Must try this! Thanks for the recipe! :)

    1. It's so easy! If you don't have the broth available, Amazon has a great selection! Enjoy!

  2. Hi! I'm a new reader and just wanted to say I think your blog is super cute. And your prounounciation tip is spot-on -- I'd never heard of pho until I started dating my husband, and it took months for me to say it correctly. :)

    1. One of my students had to teach me- how fun is it to say?! Thanks for checking out my little slice of blogging heaven!

  3. I have always heard about Pho, but sadly there are no Vietnamese restaurants in northern NY or Vermont. Now that I know what it is I can understand why it is so popular. It sounds delicious. I will have to start scouring the health market to see if they carry the rice noodles and broth seasoning. Curious, what isle of the grocery store do you think I should browse for the cute sous chef ?

    1. If you can't find the ingredients in your hometown Amazon has a great selection! I found the sous chef in Seattle, Wa- happy hunting! :)

  4. I really want to try this!! :) Thanks for sharing!