How to make it

  • Place a whole beef flank and all the herbs, spices and flavor ingredients in a large pot. Add water and bring to a boil. Reduce heat to low and simmer covered for 3+ hours. Remove beef flank from broth. Slice into bite-size chunks and return to broth.
  • For noodle (If use fresh) separate the noodles as much as possible into single strands.
  • For dry, soak in hot sink water for 10 mintues, removed and drained.
  • When the soup is ready, Toss the beef meat balls into the pot and continue cooking for 15 minutes.
  • In a serving bowl, place noodle, bean sprouts and spoon a few pieces of stewed beef and broth over the noodles.
  • Next, blanch a few pieces of the sliced steak in the broth using the wire-mesh basket, just enough to cook to medium rare. Arrange beef slices over the noodles and spoon one or more pieces of meat balls into the bowl.
  • Sprinkle with green onions and cilantro, dust with white pepper and top with fried garlic oil .
  • Serve immediately with a side condiments if needed.
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  • Cayenne 10 years ago
    Sounds delicious, I will be making it in the near future. Vietnamese and Thai foods are my all time favourite cuisines.
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  • michellep 12 years ago
    What are the 5 spices and star anise...where would you find star anise?
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    " It was excellent "
    rml ate it and said...
    Beautiful Recipe...Thanks!
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    " It was excellent "
    invisiblechef ate it and said...
    I agree, such good pictures too.
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    " It was excellent "
    jenniferbyrdez ate it and said...
    Awesome. Thank you Watson.
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  • alexander_kassal 15 years ago
    Great flavours!
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