Vietnamese Beef Pho

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serves 4 Prep Time 30 minutes   Cook Time 40 minutes   Rated:


Until I went to Vietnam I always thought Pho was a little overrated. And when I attended the Red Bridge Cooking School in Hoi Anh, I was also amazed when we barbequed the beef bones, then washed them in water, only to discard that water and start again! I was pretty incredulous that there would be much flavour. forward to me slurping the fresh rice noodles from the bottom of the enormous bowl...and the rest is history.

Sadly this years Vietnamese foodie trip was necessarily postponed until 2021 2022 2023 but of course, this is still on the timetable...if you want to pick up the couple of tickets we will probably have newly available, stay tuned to social media as we will release them as soon as we know for sure we are allowed out of the country!!

In the meantime, please make this fragrant delicious broth, load it up with all the freshness you can fit into the bowl and tell me how good it is. It really is amazing. I love it.

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Preheat oven on grill setting to 220°C. Line an oven tray with baking paper.


Make rice noodles and set aside. Alternatively use purchased rice noodles and prepare according to package directions.


Place beef stock into the Thermomix bowl and heat 10 min/Varoma/speed 3. or until boiling.


Meanwhile, place all aromatics ingredients onto the oven tray and drizzle with EVOO. Grill for 10 minutes. Add to the boiling stock. Cook 20 min/Varoma/Reverse/speed soft. Strain the pho and bring to the boil again 5 min/Varoma/speed 1.


Place the sliced raw beef into the stock and rest while you get everything else ready. The beef will cook in the stock.


Make the pickle by combining all ingredients together in a small bowl.


To assemble, Pour the pho into bowls, add rice noodles, bean shoots, spring onion and herbs. Serve with the pickle and lime on the side.

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