Pho-Vietnamese Noodle Soup


A homemade version of a spicy traditional Vietnamese soup.

Prep Time:
15 mins
Cook Time:
10 mins
Total Time:
25 mins
4 servings


  • 2 (14.5 ounce) cans chicken broth

  • 2 star anise pods, or more to taste

  • ¾ tablespoon ginger paste

  • 1 teaspoon sriracha hot sauce, or more to taste

  • 4 ounces tofu, cubed

  • ½ cup broccoli florets

  • ½ cup sliced mushrooms

  • ¼ cup chopped carrots

  • ½ (8 ounce) package dried thin rice noodles

  • 1 tablespoon chopped green onion


  1. Combine chicken broth, star anise, ginger paste, and sriracha hot sauce in a stockpot; bring to a boil. Add tofu, broccoli, mushrooms, and carrots and cook until vegetables are tender, 5 to 7 minutes.

  2. Bring a separate pot of water to a boil. Remove pot from heat and add rice noodles to the water; let stand until noodles are softened, about 4 minutes. Drain water and rinse noodles under cold water.

  3. Remove star anise from broth mixture.

  4. Pile cold noodles into serving bowls and top with broth mixture; garnish with green onion.

Cook's Note:

Chicken or meat can be added to soup if desired.

Vegetable broth can also be substituted for the chicken broth. Using 4 cups water and 4 bouillon cubes is also a substitution.

Fresh ginger can be substituted for the ginger paste.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

159 Calories
2g Fat
29g Carbs
5g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 4
Calories 159
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 2g 3%
Saturated Fat 0g 2%
Cholesterol 5mg 2%
Sodium 991mg 43%
Total Carbohydrate 29g 11%
Dietary Fiber 2g 6%
Total Sugars 2g
Protein 5g
Vitamin C 12mg 59%
Calcium 119mg 9%
Iron 3mg 14%
Potassium 185mg 4%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.

** Nutrient information is not available for all ingredients. Amount is based on available nutrient data.

(-) Information is not currently available for this nutrient. If you are following a medically restrictive diet, please consult your doctor or registered dietitian before preparing this recipe for personal consumption.