Pho-la la -ing around the Christmas Tree

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My husband’s Pho bowl

This dish is simply a phenomenon sweeping trendy boroughs and hipster communities around these parts. Pho ( pronounced fuh) is a traditional Vietnamese Beef Noodle Soup. I work close to that Asian District of OKC, so I have had the pleasure of trying authentic Pho locally.

I thought to myself, “I should try making this.” (For the sake of calling myself a kitchen craftsmen. I should be up to the challenge, yet ready to fall on my face.) Welp, no time like the present. So, a few weeks ago, I whipped this up. Both my husband and our friend staying with us, LOVED it!

I scoured Pinterest for a basic Pho recipe to gauge my skill set. I settled on this recipe:

http://www.gimmesomeoven.com/vietnamese-pho-soup-recipe/

I will say I left out the fish sauce (because I am not a fan), star anise (could not find it) and bean sprouts (because I did not deemed them necessary to this feat.)

Here are my pictures throughout my process.

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The steak and onion marrying together

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Pho noodles

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Condiments ready for assembly including sirracha and sweet thai chili sauce

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My bowl lacked jalapenos or else I would have felt miserable

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Overall, I thought this was a terrific beginner’s recipe. I am not a huge beef fan and actually allow very little of it in my diet. However, for the sake of making this properly for the first time, I made it with beef. Next time, though, I think I will venture into the world of Chicken Pho. That seems more up my alley.

Let me know what you think about this recipe or post. I love to hear from you.

 

Kylie Madole1

 

 

 

 

 

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