Chef Ace Champion shares his recipe for a Quick ‘N Easy Vietnamese Phở.
Phở is a Vietnamese soup, extremely popular as a street food, made with broth, rice noodles (bánh phở), herbs and protein—in this case, a T-bone steak.
Chef Champion gets in the kitchen with his good friend Knockout Keo to demonstrate how to make this delicious soup. Get the video here. — Editor
- 3 quarts water
- 1 (16 ounce) T-bone steak (or your favorite beef protein)
- 2-3 tablespoons soy sauce
- 3-4 tablespoons hoisin sauce
- 2 tablespoons Asian beef base (may substitute with any beef base)
- 12 Chinese basil leaves
- 1 cup bean sprouts
- 1-1/2 cup cilantro, chopped and divided (save 1/2 cup for garnish)
- 2 lime juice (from 2 freshly squeezed limes)
- 1 bag (small) rice noodles
- 3 springs green onions, sliced thinly
Making the Pho
- 1 Using a large soup pot, add the water and bring to boil.
- 2 Add steak and turn down and allow to simmer until medium rare. Remove from pot and cut away from bone. Add the bone back to the simmering pot.
- 3 Slice the steak in long, very thin strips. Set aside until ready to serve.
- 4 Cut stems off cilantro and add to simmering pot (add 1 cup and save 1/2 cup for garnish).
- 5 Add hoisin sauce, sriracha, and soy sauce to simmering pot.
- 6 Add beef base and freshly squeezed lime juice (you can add the squeezed limes back into the simmering pot). Simmer for about 10 minutes or until the T-bone is clean and white. Remove the bone and assemble in your bowl for serving, as outlined below.
- 1 Using large bowl, add enough rice noodles to fill the bottom (2 good handfuls).
- 2 Top with a nice amount of steak, then top with enough bean broth to cover the noodles.
- 3 Top with green onions, cilantro and bean sprouts.
- 4 Drizzle with soy sauce, sriracha and hoisin sauce. Add additional beef base (optional).
- 5 Mix well and serve with chopsticks or a spoon and fork.