Heaven in a Bowl
Pho (pronounced phuh) is a deeply satisfying Vietnamese soup. It’s traditionally made with slow-cooked beef broth poured over thinly sliced raw sirloin, rice noodles, and topped with herbs, mung beans, and onion. Like many varieties of noodle bowls, it is built around a flavorful broth and bold toppings. But what truly separates pho from all others is its unique aromatic broth seasoned with charred onions, ginger, fish sauce, sugar, and robust spices.
As much as I love tradition, I also love to make recipes available to everyone. Whether you’re tight on time or vegan, there’s a pho for you. As long as you’ve got a sweet, savory and smoky broth, rice noodles, and a variety of toppings, you’ve got pho. A modern spin using pre-made broth cuts down on labor and time but is no less delicious and satisfying. This master recipe will lead you down the path to pho fabulousness with vegetarian, vegan, and pescatarian variations so no one’s left out of the pho fun.