This is a simplified version of a Vietnamese beef noodle soup. The Vietnamese make the broth from scratch, and simmer it for hours.

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Ingredients

4
Original recipe yields 4 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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Directions

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  • Soak noodles in cold water for 30 minutes. Drain. Bring water to a boil in large pot. Add noodles, and boil 3 to 5 minutes - don't overcook. Drain, and rinse with cold water. Set aside.

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  • Meanwhile, combine beef broth, ginger, salt, and Thai pepper in a saucepan. Bring to a boil, and simmer for 15 minutes.

  • Place equal portions of noodles into 4 large soup bowls, and place raw beef on top. Ladle hot broth over noodles and beef. Garnish with lime wedges, basil leaves, cilantro, mung beans, and green onions, and serve with hot pepper sauce and oyster sauce.

Note

It's easier to slice the beef if it has been partially frozen beforehand.

Nutrition Facts

258 calories; 5.8 g total fat; 43 mg cholesterol; 2160 mg sodium. 30.9 g carbohydrates; 20.9 g protein; Full Nutrition

Reviews (8)

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Most helpful positive review

Rating: 4 stars
07/10/2007
I love this soup but it taste better if you do it the long way but if you dont have the time then this way is good enough Read More
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Most helpful critical review

Rating: 2 stars
09/10/2006
If this recipe is meant to be equivalent to Vietnamese Pho then it is far from it. It is missing many key ingredients that make Pho really Pho. To really make this a quick short cut Pho recipe then just buy the Pho paste at the Asian markets and add it in to give it the Pho flavor. Read More
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12 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 1
  • 4 star values: 4
  • 3 star values: 3
  • 2 star values: 2
  • 1 star values: 2
Rating: 4 stars
07/10/2007
I love this soup but it taste better if you do it the long way but if you dont have the time then this way is good enough Read More
(11)
Rating: 2 stars
09/10/2006
If this recipe is meant to be equivalent to Vietnamese Pho then it is far from it. It is missing many key ingredients that make Pho really Pho. To really make this a quick short cut Pho recipe then just buy the Pho paste at the Asian markets and add it in to give it the Pho flavor. Read More
(34)
Rating: 3 stars
07/25/2006
Made this tonight for my husband and I. I have to say I thought it was an ok dish but my husband just raved over it. I cannot really say why I thought it was just ok normally I love Asian food and cook lots of Thai Phillipino and Korean. I think it was just me tonight maybe and not the dish. Anyways my husband definitely wants me to make it again so thanks for the recipe! PS. use extra cilantro and green onions are recommended! Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
07/10/2007
I love this soup but it taste better if you do it the long way but if you dont have the time then this way is good enough Read More
(11)
Rating: 1 stars
05/27/2008
I would never make my soup base with anything artifical especially with condensed beef broth. I only make my broth with the best ingredients only from fresh and from scratch. That's what I call cooking!!!! Read More
(9)
Rating: 4 stars
02/28/2006
I really enjoyed this recipe. Instead of cutting the steak in really thin slices and cut it in strips and cooked it in the beef broth. I also left out the ginger because I didn't have any. I will try it again and add the ginger next time. This is such a light and refreshing soup. Read More
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Rating: 2 stars
02/25/2009
Tried following the recipe - couldn't find Thai pepper. Used bean sprouts fresh basil pepper sauce lime green onion - still found it pretty tasteless. Meat (tenderized top round) was sliced very thin yet still found chewy and slightly undercooked after hot soup poured over it. Read More
(3)
Rating: 4 stars
04/06/2014
Well I normally don't review but this was a great recipe. Easy quick and no slow cooking a beef knuckle. Try it and have fun with adding what you like. Read More
Rating: 4 stars
11/22/2016
added mushrooms and seared tuna instead of beef. used vg and chkn broth combo. added a little ginger and lemongrass. Read More