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Authentic Pho

Authentic Pho

Rated as 4.28 out of 5 Stars
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Recipe By:Allrecipes
"This authentic pho isn't quick, but it is delicious. The key is in the broth, which gets simmered for at least 6 hours."

Ingredients

  • 1815 g beef soup bones
  • 1 onion, unpeeled and cut in half
  • 5 slices fresh ginger
  • 20 g salt
  • 2 pods star anise
  • 40 ml fish sauce
  • 3780 ml water
  • 1 (8 ounce) package dried rice noodles
  • 680 g beef top sirloin, thinly sliced
  • 25 g chopped cilantro
  • 6 g chopped green onion
  • 100 g bean sprouts
  • 1 bunch Thai basil
  • 1 lime, cut into 4 wedges
  • 60 ml hoisin sauce (optional)
  • 60 ml chile-garlic sauce (such as Sriracha(R)) (optional)

Directions

  1. Preheat oven to 425 degrees F (220 degrees C).
  2. Place beef bones on a baking sheet and roast in the preheated oven until browned, about 1 hour.
  3. Place onion on a baking sheet and roast in the preheated oven until blackened and soft, about 45 minutes.
  4. Place bones, onion, ginger, salt, star anise, and fish sauce in a large stockpot and cover with 4 quarts of water. Bring to a boil and reduce heat to low. Simmer on low for 6 to 10 hours. Strain the broth into a saucepan and set aside.
  5. Place rice noodles in large bowl filled with room temperature water and allow to soak for 1 hour. Bring a large pot of water to a boil and after the noodles have soaked, place them in the boiling water for 1 minute. Bring stock to a simmer.
  6. Divide noodles among 4 serving bowls; top with sirloin, cilantro, and green onion. Pour hot broth over the top. Stir and let sit until the beef is partially cooked and no longer pink, 1 to 2 minutes. Serve with bean sprouts, Thai basil, lime wedges, hoisin sauce, and chile-garlic sauce on the side.