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If you don’t know what Pho is, it’s a delicious Vietnamese noodle bowl that has yummy broth, rice noodles, and you can get a variety of meats, my favorite is the rare steak.
They cut the steak really thin and it cooks within the broth. I top it off with lots of bean sprouts, Hoisin sauce, and a lot of Sriracha sauce ( I like it hot!)
Pho isn’t an easy thing to make. Well, I haven’t actually tried, but it seems to be time consuming- but TOTALLY worth it I’m sure!
I was craving one day, but I wasn’t able to go pick it up because I was stuck in my house. It was snowing, I had my kids, and I didn’t feel like taking all of them out in the weather.
So… I looked to see what I had in my house. I saw that I had chicken broth, chili paste, nappa ( Chinese cabbage), Ramen noodles. I put all that together, minus the Ramen seasoning, and it turned out pretty good; but it just wasn’t hitting the spot.
So, I experimented and tried to get the soup as close as I could to what I had in mind.
Pho has more of a beef broth, so the next day I got some beef broth to try. The Ramen noodles were ok with it, but I love rice noodles, so I used that instead. I remembered that I love hoisin sauce and sirarcha in my Pho so I added that too. I didn’t have any thin sliced steak, so I made this soup vegetarian.
The items I used was perfect. Not quite Pho, but it was still really good!