Chicken Stock 7 quarts
Water (filtered) 4 cups
Salt 3 tbsp.
Sugar 1 tbsp.
Jalapeno / Chili Finger / Similar 3, thinly sliced
Chicken Thighs 12-18 with bone
Onions 3
Ginger (Fresh) 180 grams
Star Anise 12
Rice Noodles Cooked according to package
Cinnamon 3 sticks
Coriander Seeds 1 tbsp.
Hoisin Sauce 3 tbsp.
Sriracha 3 tbsp.
Fish Sauce 2 tbsp.


Green Onions 3, thinly sliced
Bean Sprouts 2 cups
Lime 2, halved
Thai Basil 6 leaves
Cilantro Leaves 3 tbsp.

This is a simplified way of making pho, a traditional Vietnamese noodle soup. (If you want to get more authentic in your approach to making pho, you’d first begin by creating the stock from scratch).

++ Also, check if the ingredient amounts are good for you. Cut in half if preferred. I like to make a hefty amount of pho to freeze.

To begin, pour chicken stock & water into a very large pot. Add salt and sugar.

Bring stock to a simmer.

Add in chicken thighs (whole) . Leave in for 25 minutes. Then take out, set aside and shred.

Add in jalapeno slices to the stock.

Grill onion and ginger (whole) on a frying pan until edges are slightly charred. Stir frequently for 5 minutes.

Add in star anise, cinnamon sticks, Coriander seeds. Keep mixing for 3 mins, then set pan aside.

Put all grilled ingredients into a cheese cloth, make into a tightened small sack, then drop into simmering stock.

Simmer on low for 1 hour.

Once you are ready to eat, take out the herb cloth, add in fish sauce, hoisin sauce, sriracha, and shredded chicken.

Increase the flame on stove, to make sure broth is hot enough, serve with all garnishes.

Cooking Noodles:

For semi-fresh noodles: pour boiling water onto noodles in a heat safe bowl. Mix around for a few seconds then drain, rinse noodles in cold water, then set aside.

For dried noodles: boil noodles in a separate pot for the specified time based on the package instructions, drain, rinse in cold water, then set aside.

Assemble the Pho bowl:

Place noodles, chicken, beansprouts in bowl.

Pour in hot broth. Top with Thai basil leaves, cilantro, green onion.

Serve with a lime on the side.

** This is a medium-level spice. If you wish to have it less hot, don’t use jalapeno and decrease the amount of sriracha you add in.

pho recipe




1 hr 30 min



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