The Easiest Pho Soup in the World


8 cups of beef broth

(You can make this really easy for yourself and buy 2 containers of Pacific brand Beef Pho
Broth Soup Starter)

Or, to 8 cups of beef broth, add 4 Tbsp. fish sauce, 1-2 Tbsp. peeled and chopped ginger,
and, as a “flavor bag” 1 cinnamon stick, 1 Tbsp. Coriander seeds, 5 whole star anise, 1
cardamom pods and 6 whole cloves, preferably tied in a mesh bag or cheesecloth. Of course,
take the mesh bag out of the broth before you serve the soup!


Boil broth, and after the broth boils for a few minutes, add 1 lb. very thinly sliced beef, barely
cooking it (it will cook some more simply sitting in the broth. Take the broth off the burner;
add 4 cups of cooked rice noodles, cooked as directed on the packaged. Stir everything

Divide the soup mixture into 8 bowls and let your guests “dress” the pho however they want
with the following ingredients: bean sprouts, lime wedges, jalapeno pepper slices, chopped
green onions, cilantro, and sriracha.


Notes and Instructions

Maybe this month you’re short on time and energy, but would love to serve something
authentically Vietnamese to your Dining for Women guests. Here a simply and tasty way to
do that.

Thanks to Pho Viet Nam Restaurant, Toledo, Ohio for seasoning hints for pho broth,
and Pacific Soup Starters for the easy recipe on the back of the soup box!