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Vegetarian Pho (Vietnamese Noodle Soup)

Rated as 4.88 out of 5 Stars

"A vegetarian version of this tasty Vietnamese noodle soup."
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1 h 34 m servings 483
Original recipe yields 6 servings (6 bowls)


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  1. Place vegetable stock, onion, soy sauce, garlic, cinnamon sticks, ground ginger, star anise, and bay leaves in a large pot; bring to a boil. Reduce heat, cover, and simmer until flavors combine, 30 to 45 minutes. Remove solids with a slotted spoon and keep broth hot.
  2. Place noodles in a large bowl and cover with boiling water. Set aside until noodles are softened, 8 to 10 minutes. Drain and rinse thoroughly. Divide noodles among 6 serving bowls.
  3. Heat oil in a large skillet over medium-high heat until shimmering. Add tofu in a single layer and fry, in batches, until golden brown, about 6 minutes per side.
  4. Simmer fried tofu and mushrooms in broth until heated through, about 5 minutes. Transfer to serving bowls. Top with scallions and cilantro. Ladle in hot broth.
  5. Serve lime wedges, jalapeno peppers, bean sprouts, and basil alongside for garnishing each bowl.


  • Editor's Note:
  • The directions for preparing the rice noodles are based on the particular brand mentioned. Follow instructions on the package if using a different brand.

Nutrition Facts

Per Serving: 483 calories; 12.6 77.7 16.6 0 1209 Full nutrition

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Vegans rejoice! This is delicious, as good as the best pho restaurant! I couldn't find enoki mushrooms, substituted small brown mushrooms, still good,. Don't substitute the star anise, an ...

I made this as written for the most part with the following exceptions: I chose to add some broccoli and cauliflower because I wanted more veggies. Even though the restaurants do fry the tofu be...

Very good. The broth is very flavorful. It’s quite easy to put together. Thank you for the recipe.

I didn't want to dirty more than the one pot so I cooked the tofu and the peppers with the broth so the tofu was packed with flavor. Also I couldn't find star anise but Asian Five Spice is part ...

So very delicious, it is one of our favorite dishes. My bf isn't felling well tonight (NYE), I asked him if he'd rather have PHO than the meal that I had intended, he felt better at the very m...

Its was great! I just added lions mane mushrooms and vegan seitan