How to Make Delicious Rare Beef and Meatball Pho

Rare beef and meatball pho


  • 500g of dried pho noodles (or fresh if preferred)
  • 400g of rare beef
  • 200g of beef meatballs
  • 1 purple onion
  • 3 cloves of garlic
  • 1 carrot
  • Fresh ginger
  • Scallions, cilantro, and other herbs
  • Salt, sugar, fish sauce, and black pepper


  1. Soak the dried pho noodles in water for about an hour until they are soft.
  2. Slice the rare beef into thin pieces.
  3. Peel and chop the purple onion and garlic.
  4. Cut the carrot into thin slices.
  5. Peel and slice the fresh ginger.
  6. Bring a pot of water to a boil and add the pho noodles. Cook for about 3 minutes, then remove the noodles and drain them.
  7. Put the rare beef in the pot and cook for 1-2 minutes until it’s cooked through.
  8. Remove the beef from the pot and place it in a bowl.
  9. Heat some cooking oil in a pan and stir-fry the chopped onion and garlic until fragrant.
  10. Add the carrot and ginger to the pan and stir-fry together.
  11. Bring another pot of water to a boil, then add the beef meatballs and cook for about 5 minutes. If you prefer crispy meatballs, you can fry them before cooking.
  12. Season the broth with salt, sugar, fish sauce, and black pepper to taste.
  13. When the meatballs are cooked, add the cooked pho noodles and rare beef to the pot. Add the herbs and scallions to the pot and turn off the heat.
  14. Serve the pho in bowls with the rare beef, meatballs, and herbs on top.

Enjoy your delicious rare beef and meatball pho!