Ingredients

How to make it

  • Combine the broth, ginger, lemon grass, shallots, and cinnamon stick in a stockpot.
  • Simmer 30 minutes.
  • Strain. Discard the solids.
  • Add the fish sauce.
  • Taste and add salt if necessary
  • Partially freeze the beef to make it easier to slice.
  • Slice the beef into paper-thin slices.
  • Just before serving, drop the rice sticks into boiling water.
  • Bring the water back to a boil and drain immediately.
  • bring the broth back to a boil.
  • Place each garnish in a separate bowl and arrange on the dining table.
  • Place 2 oz beef slices in the bottom of each soup bowl.
  • Ladle 8 fl oz broth over the beef slices.
  • The boiling broth cooks the beef in moments.
  • Add rice noodles to the bowl.
  • Allow guests to help themselves to garnishes to flavor soup as desired.

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    " It was excellent "
    cabincrazyone ate it and said...
    Lately I've been watching for Asian soups. This sounds great! Thanks.
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    " It was excellent "
    lanacountry ate it and said...
    Sounds Great Elaine!! 55555 :)
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    " It was excellent "
    kidaria ate it and said...
    Sounds fresh and delicious! I am bookmarking to try this later. Thanks!
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    " It was excellent "
    elgab89 ate it and said...
    Now I know where the beautiful smell of Vietnamese Soup was coming from! Elaine was cooking!
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    " It was excellent "
    dagnabbit ate it and said...
    WOW! Thanks, Elaine. 5
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    " It was excellent "
    lasaf ate it and said...
    I used to work with a Hmong gentleman that gave me most of these ingredients when I asked him for a good Hmong recipe. It was very good. However he tried to teach me to pronounce pho correctly. According to his laughter this MinnesOtan was not capable of saying it right.
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    " It was excellent "
    peetabear ate it and said...
    sounds good like the rice noodles... five spoons for you
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    " It was excellent "
    marky90 ate it and said...
    Love this, use to order this all the timw wehn I lived in southern California..Thx-Marky
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  • charrm1 5 years ago
    I love these kind of soups. Thanks for sharing.
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