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Beef Pho
August 31, 2008

I'm pretty new to pho and don't pretend to be an expert on the subject, but of the few recipes for pho on allrecipes, this is the most authentic imo. Good pho is all about the broth - it should be rich but light, meaty but fragrant; crumbling a beef bouillon cube into some hot water and tossing in a sliced onion isn't going to cut it! Personally, I omit the oxtail because they're just too expensive, and I use whatever meaty beef bones I can get at the store. Like any good stock, the key is simmering it slowly for as long as you can - I aim for 3 or 4 hours. I personally don't make it with daikon, but I don't think regular radish would be a bad substitute. You can't beat pho from a genuine Vietnamese restaurant, but this is a decent recipe to satisfy a craving! Thanks!

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