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The Gourmandize Team

FABULOUS Pho. Discover our recipe.

Rate this recipe 4.2/5 (18 Votes)


  • 4 lbs Beef Soup Bones
  • 1/2 Onion
  • 5 slices Ginger
  • 1 Tbp Salt
  • 2 pods Star Anise
  • 2 1/2 Tbo Fish Sauce
  • 4 quarts Water
  • 1 (8 ounce) package Dried Rice Noodles
  • 1 1/2 lbs Beef Top Sirloin (thinly sliced)
  • 1/2 cup Cilantro (chopped)
  • 1 Tbp Green Onion (chopped)
  • 1 1/2 cups Bean Sprouts
  • 1 bunch Thai basil
  • 1 Lime (cut into 4 wedges)
  • 1/4 cup Hoisin Sauce (optional)
  • 1/4 cup Chile-Garlic Sauce (optional)


Level of difficulty Average
Cost Average budget


Step 1

Preheat oven to 425 degrees F (220 degrees C).

Step 2

Place beef bones on a baking sheet and roast in preheated oven until browned (approx 1 hour).

Step 3

Place onion on a baking sheet and roast in preheated oven until blackened and soft (approx 45 mins).

Step 4

Place bones, onion, ginger, salt, star anise, and fish sauce in a large stockpot and cover with 4 quarts of water. Bring to a boil and reduce heat to low. Simmer on low for 6-10 hours. Strain the broth into a saucepan and set aside.

Step 5

Place rice noodles in large bowl filled with room temperature water and allow to soak for 1 hour. Bring a large pot of water to a boil and after noodles have soaked, place them in the boiling water for 1 min. Bring stock to a simmer.

Step 6

Divide noodles among 4 serving bowls; top with sirloin, cilantro, and green onion. Pour hot broth over top. Stir and let sit until beef is partially cooked and no longer pink, 1 to 2 mins. Serve with bean sprouts, Thai basil, lime wedges, hoisin sauce, and chile-garlic sauce on the side.


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