Vietnamese-Style Beef & Noodle Broth

April/May 2005, The EatingWell Healthy in a Hurry Cookbook (2006)

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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.

"My children love Vietnamese food, however I found this a little bland and had to add more spice and soy sauce. Still I will try it again, but with chicken rather than beef. Another family favourite is Thai Chicken Green Curry, which is...
Vietnamese-Style Beef & Noodle Broth Recipe

21 Reviews for Vietnamese-Style Beef & Noodle Broth

too bland

I added cilantro, lime, sliced hot peppers and more fish sauce to bring up the flavor to more authentic. Then it was easy and good.


I thought this was a great basic receipe. It did seem to need that extra kick. In keeping with Eating Well's efforts to keep this low sodium I avoided adding extra soy and instead added lime juice , a clove of garlic, a couple scallions(at the end) a little vinegar, some ginger, and extra hot pepper flakes. It is awesome! Maybe more Tai than Vietnamise.

Here is what I did.

I loved this but I did change some things.

- I used thin sliced serloin steak instead of flank steak.

- I used green cabbage (almost the whole head and really let it wilt down)

- The broth I got was chef cubbard from Aldi and I think that is the BEST broth I have ever bought. The broth is a big part of the soup - make sure it is something you already love.

- I also used for rice noodles than the recipe called. I got a 14oz package and used about 1/2.

- THIS IS THE BIG PART - I used 3 tablespoon of Soy Vay Veri Veri Teriyaki (it has sesame seeds in it) The only place I have found it is Target. Use this instead of Soy Sauce, you will thank me.

I also skipped the basil or whatever, the bean sprouts were a good add on top.
I did buy some Sriracha hot chili sauce and it tasted good it but honestly we didnt even need it.

The flavor
Bland, but healthy

I enjoyed this dish, but it really need a little something extra. Because this is the first time that I made the dish, I followed the recipe exactly. It isn't flavorful or filling enough to be a main course.

healthy meal with ingredients I don't usually use
Delicious "Pho-Sho"

Easy, delicious, add rooster sauce for some spice.


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