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A Pho Foodiator’s style!


A Pho is ALL ABOUT the broth. No shortcuts or your Pho would simply suck.  


For Broth:

2 tbs peanut or vegetable oil.

2 stalks Lemon Grass, halved.

2 shallots, sliced.

4 Cardamom pods.

2 Cinnamon sticks.

2 whole nutmeg.

1 fresh ginger root, halved.

2 whole star anise. 1 ts whole cloves.

2 hot peppers.

1 tbs brown sugar.

2 tbs hoisin sauce.

2 tbs sriracha sauce.

1 tbs kosher salt.

1 tbs roasted red chili paste.

2 ts Fennel seeds. (and if you really like it hot-)

1 ts red chili flakes.


Heat the oil in a large pot (about 6qt.), then add the shallots and the lemon grass and saute for 2 minutes. Add water and fill about 3/4 of the pot. The add all the rest of ingredients, bring to a boil, then lower heat, cover pot and simmer for at least an hour. Once broth is ready, discard all spices. 


*TIP: In order to make the straining process a little easier, wrap the cardamom, cloves, star anise, nutmeg and fennel seeds in a cheesecloth, then once the broth is done pull it out! 



The other important part of a Pho is the garnish! Garnish with lime wedges, cilantro, sliced green onions, bean sprouts (or any kind of sprouts you like) sliced red hot pepper and thai basil.



If you want to go authentic use rice noodles, but honestly any type of noodles would work.



The Phodiator.


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