Delicious Vietnamese Pho with Rare Beef and Brisket Recipe

Vietnamese Pho


For the Broth:

  • 2 kg beef bones (knuckle bones, marrow bones, oxtail)
  • 1 onion, charred
  • 1 ginger, charred
  • 5 star anise
  • 5 cloves
  • 1 cinnamon stick
  • 1 tablespoon coriander seeds
  • 1 tablespoon fennel seeds
  • 1 tablespoon cardamom pods
  • 1 tablespoon salt
  • 1 tablespoon sugar
  • Water

For the Soup:

  • 500g rice noodles
  • 300g rare beef slices
  • 300g beef brisket, cooked and sliced
  • Fresh herbs (Thai basil, mint, cilantro)
  • Bean sprouts
  • Lime wedges
  • Hoisin sauce
  • Sriracha sauce
  • Sliced chili peppers


Prepare the Broth:

  1. Roast the onion and ginger over an open flame until charred. Rinse them under cold water to remove the charred skin.
  2. In a pot of boiling water, blanch the beef bones for about 5 minutes. Rinse them under cold water.
  3. Add the beef bones, charred onion, charred ginger, star anise, cloves, cinnamon stick, coriander seeds, fennel seeds, cardamom pods, salt, and sugar to a large stockpot.
  4. Fill the pot with water until the ingredients are fully submerged. Bring to a boil, then reduce to a gentle simmer. Skim off any impurities that rise to the surface.
  5. Let the broth simmer for at least 4-6 hours, adding water as needed to maintain the level. The longer you simmer, the richer the flavor.
  6. Strain the broth through a fine-mesh sieve into another pot. Discard the solids.

Prepare the Soup:

  1. Soak the rice noodles in hot water until softened. Drain and set aside.
  2. In a separate pot of boiling water, blanch the rice noodles for a few seconds to heat them. Drain and divide them among serving bowls.
  3. Arrange the rare beef slices and cooked beef brisket on top of the noodles.

Serve the Pho:

  1. Ladle the hot beef broth into each bowl, covering the beef and noodles.
  2. Serve the bowls of pho with a plate of fresh herbs, bean sprouts, lime wedges, sliced chili peppers, hoisin sauce, and sriracha sauce on the side.
  3. Diners can customize their bowls by adding herbs, sprouts, and sauces to taste.
  4. Squeeze lime juice into the broth before eating for an extra burst of flavor.

Enjoy your homemade Vietnamese Pho with Rare Beef and Brisket, a heartwarming and comforting dish that’s perfect for any occasion!