Vietnamese Beef Pho Noodle Recipe

January 14, 2023  Cambodia Recipe Avatar
Vietnamese Beef Pho Noodle Recipe

Vietnamese Beef Pho Noodle Recipe is an easy soup to fall in love with. Those chewy noodles, that savory broth, the tender slices of beef — all those crunchy, spicy, herby garnishes we get to toss on top.

To make Pho broth you need

2 ½ lbs of beef knuckle bone (wash)
2 lbs of beef chuck bone (wash)
1 white onion cut in half and grills until brown in color
1 big fresh ginger cut in half and grills
1 cinnamon stick
5 Star Aniseeds
10 cloves
20 cups of water
1/2 cup of fish sauce
1/3 cup of sugar or one big piece of Rock sugar
2 tablespoon of salt

To garnish the bowl

Thinly sliced good beef set aside
Meat balls cut in half cook in soup broth set aside
hoisin sauce
chili sauce
black pepper

For Veggie you need

Bean sprouts
Thai basil
Green onion
Jalapeno pepper
Lime wedges

Directions to make Vietnamese Beef Pho Noodle Recipe

  1. In a deep big pot start to boil enough water to parboil the bone for 5 minutes then drain the bone and wash it set aside (if you parboil the bone first it will make your broth clear)
  2. In the same pot boil 20 cups of water. When the water is boiling add the bone back in and cook for 30 minutes scrap off anything that come to the top so the broth is clear.
  3. After 30 minutes add white grill onion and ginger, cinnamon stick, star aniseeds, and cloves cook on medium heat for 30 more minutes,
  4. Now add fish sauce, sugar, and salt to it turn the heat down to low and let the soup broth simmer for 1 hour.
  5. Taste your soup broth and adjust the flavor to your taste.
  6. You can use dried noodle or fresh it is best to find fresh noodle, if you use dried noodle soak in warm water for 20 minutes drain and set aside.
  7. In a big pot boil enough water to cook the noodle. Take a handful of noodle and put in a colander and dip it in the hot boiling water for just few minutes until the noodle is soft ( fresh noodle will not take long if you cook it too long it will turn to mash)
  8. When ready to serve turn the heat back on the soup broth then add the meat ball cook until it float to the top then turn the heat down to low.
  9. Take the noodle out and put in a big Pho serving bowl, add meat ball and cooked sliced beef on top add enough broth to cover the noodle, garnish with bean sprouts, Thai basil, green onion, Jalapeno pepper, chili sauce, hoisin sauce and lime wedge. Serve hot on a cold day.

serve it warm not cold.

Thank you and enjoy it.


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Nutrition Facts

Serving Size: 1

Calories Per Serving: 1460

% Daily Value
Total Carbohydrate ‏91g 33%
Cholesterol ‏270mg 90%
Total Fat ‏81g 104%
Saturated Fat ‏30g 150%
Dietary Fiber ‏29g 104%
Protein ‏102g 204%
Sodium ‏28163mg 1224%
Sugars ‏15g 30%


30 min


1 hr




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