Vietnamese Pho Bo
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Vietnamese Pho Bo

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Serves 4

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  • 2 onions, thinly sliced
  • 2 litres salt-reduced chicken or beef stock
  • 1 tbsp fish sauce
  • 2cm fresh ginger, finely sliced
  • 1 star anise
  • 4 handfuls bean sprouts, washed
  • 250g fillet steak, thinly sliced
  • Large bunch Vietnamese mint or half-bunch local mint
  • 2 limes, quartered


    1. Place onions, stock, fish sauce, ginger and star anise in a large pan and bring to the boil over a high heat. Reduce to a simmer and cook for 5 minutes.
    2. Place bean sprouts and beef into serving bowls and pour over hot stock.
    3. Serve topped with coriander and Vietnamese mint, with extra sprouts, herbs and lime wedges on the side.

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27th Jan, 2013
Feel really frustrated when the accompanying photo clearly has noodles, 'spring' onions (which are not specified - it just says onions) and red chilli in it, and yet unless I am completely blind they are not mentioned in the ingredients list. Please update this type of error or allow for some quality assurance of recipes as those not confident in cooking could easily be put off.
6th Dec, 2011
Delicious - though I added a little less water for personal preference. Very unusual dish.
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