I found a Tai broth made by Swanson, used that instead of chicken broth. It can be a little strong for some people, you could cut it with broth. Add any veg you may have in the fridge. The premade broth made a world of difference.
Vietnamese-Style Beef & Noodle Broth
Inspired by pho--traditional Vietnamese soup--this one-pot meal is garnished with crunchy mung bean sprouts and chopped fresh basil. You could also serve it with lime wedges and a bottle of Asian chile sauce, such as sriracha, on the side.
23 Reviews for Vietnamese-Style Beef & Noodle Broth
I used regular sodium broth and chicken and it was a hit! I will make it again.
The title sums it up. This is a terrible interpretation of an assumption of Vietnamese food. It is comparing "Chinese" take out to actual Chinese food.
I used lean ground turkey instead of flank steak. Browned the turkey halfway, then added the bok choy and cooked for about 3-4 mins. Also added sliced green onions and sliced shitake mushrooms, a little red pepper flakes, and definitely more soy sauce. I think it turned out pretty good and I know it's healthy.
This was a very bland interpretation of pho. There wasn't much other than overpowering bok choy and a boiled beefy flavor. Needed so much doctoring the original recipe was completely worthless. Only great thing was the advice to freeze the meat to get nice thin slices.