Vietnamese Beef Noodle Soup (Pho Bo)

This popular soup from Vietnam features rice noodles, flavorful soup stock, medium rare slices of beef and fresh herbs.

Serves: 6
15 mins Prep time 35 mins Cook time
15 mins Prep time
35 mins Cook time
  • Bring stock, soy sauce and spices just to boil in large saucepan. Reduce heat to medium-low; simmer 30 minutes. Remove cloves and cinnamon sticks. Return stock to boil.

  • Cook rice noodles as directed on package. Divide among 4 shallow soup bowls. Cut beef across the grain into thin slices. Divide beef slices, green onions and bean sprouts among the bowls.

  • Pour boiling stock (about 1 cup) into each bowl. Serve with lime wedges, cilantro and mint.

Nutrition information

(Amount per serving)

  • Calories: 150Cholesterol: 19mg
  • Sodium: 764mgProtein: 14g
  • Total Fat: 2gFiber: 1g
  • Carbohydrate: 19g

Ratings & Reviews: 1

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  • James M. on 03/21/2014

    So simple but with complex flavors! The variations are endless though I've had success substituting beef consommé, chicken thighs for beef, adding miniature corn, peanuts, and Pho bullion cubes.

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