pho bo (pho soup)

sopa pho ingr sopa phooo

Serves 4

  • 150 gr vermicelli (thin rice noodles)
  • 125 gr beef tenderloin or sirloin
  • half onion
  • 100 gr soybean sprouts
  • half dried chili
  • pepper
  • coriander
  • basil leaves
  • mint leaves
  • 1 lime

For the fish sauce:

  • 1/4 dried chili
  • 1 clove garlic
  • 25 gr sugar
  • 1/2 lime
  • 1 tbsp fish sauce
  • 60 ml water
  • salt

For the broth:

  • 125 gr beef bones
  • 100 gr beef tenderloin
  • 1,5 l water
  • 1 onion
  • 1 or 2 cloves garlic
  • 2 or 3 shallots
  • 2 cm fresh ginger
  • 1 star anise
  • 1 cinnamon stick
  • oil
  • salt
  • pepper

3 poner a remojo hierbas 4 poner a remojo la soja

Place soybean sprouts, coriander, basil leaves, mint leaves and dried chili in bowls with water. Set them aside.

1 picar cebolla ajo jengibre chalotes 2 rehogar

Chop onion, garlic, shallots and ginger, and fry them in a pot with a little oil on medium heat.

5 rehogados 6 añado carne y especias 7 añado agua 8 tapar

When they are brown, add beef bones, beef tenderloin, star anise, cinnamon stick, pepper, salt and water. Cover the pot. When it starts boiling, reduce the heat and let it cook for 1 hour. Occasionally remove the foam from the surface.

2 picar ajo y guindillas 3 exprimir lima 9 preparar salsa de pescado 10 salsa de pescado

Chop chilli and garlic. Squeeze the lime. Place chili, garlic, sugar, lime juice, fish sauce, salt and water in a bowl, and beat them until it is a smooth sauce.

11 cocer vermicelli 12 cocidos 13 escurrir

Place a pot with water on medium-high heat. When it starts boiling, add vermicelli and let them cook for 2 minutes. Then, remove them from the heat and place them in a bowl with cold water. Then, drain them.

16 retirar carne 14 colar caldo 15 poner caldo en cazuela

When the broth is ready, remove the meat and let it cool. Strain the broth and place it again into the pot. Add 2 tablespoons of the fish sauce and place the pot on low heat.

17 partir carne en tiras picar cebolla blanca juliana 1 trocear guindillas

Cut the meat (raw and cooked meat) into thin slices and set it aside. Cut the onion in very thin julienne slices. Chop the chili.

18 vermicelli en boles 19 añadir carne cocida 20 añadir carne cruda 21 añadir cebolla 22 añadir soja 23 añadir guindilla

Place the vermicelli into individual bowls. Put meat (cooked and raw meat), onion, soybean sprouts and chilli on them.

24 añadir sopa sopa phoo

Pour the hot broth into each bowl (the raw meat gets cooked in the broth), add a pinch of pepper, lime wedges, coriander, basil leaves and mint leaves.

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