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Easy Pho (beef soup with salad)

Recipe from: 9/1/1997
recipes, Vietnamese, soup

Ingredients 14
Servings 4
Time 15 minutes plus soaking time


  • 1
    onion, cut into rings
  • 45
    lemon juice
  • 250
    bahn pho noodles
  • 1
    bunch fresh coriander
  • 6
    sprigs fresh mint
  • 6
    crisp lettuce leaves, shredded
  • 150
    sirloin of beef, shredded paper-thin
  • 4
    bird's eye chillies, finely sliced
  • 1
    clove garlic, coarsely chopped
  • 1
    spring onion, finely sliced
  • fish sauce to taste
  • 2
    lemons, cut into wedges
  • 1
    boiling beef stock
  • bean sprouts to garnish (optional)


5 minutes
1. Soak the onion in the lemon juice for 1 hour. Soak and cook the noodles and keep warm.
2. Place the warm noodles, onion rings, herbs, lettuce, shredded beef, chilli, garlic, spring onion, fish sauce and lemon wedges on the table in bowls.
3. Place the boiling stock on the table with a ladle for serving.
4. Place a layer of noodles, onion rings, herbs, shredded lettuce, shredded beef, chilli, garlic and spring onion in a warmed individual soup bowl. Pour boiling stock over the ingredients, releasing the fragrances and cooking the beef.
5. Season with fish sauce and lemon juice to taste.

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