This beef pho is the perfect soup for winter

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When it’s cold outside, there’s nothing like warming up with a bowl of soup. While classic chicken noodle soup is a tried-and-true favorite, why not switch things up with something new like this delicious Vietnamese beef pho? With a quick and easy recipe, this satisfying, savory noodle soup will surely become a regular menu item in your home. If you’re looking for something tasty to keep you feeling toasty, this recipe for Vietnamese beef pho is the way to go!    


  • 2 shallots, diced
  • 2 tbsp fresh ginger, minced
  • 6 cups beef broth
  • 1 tbsp fish sauce (plus an extra spoonful to add at the end)
  • 1 tbsp soy sauce
  • ½ lb. dried flat rice noodles 
  • Baby bok choy leaves
  • Mung bean sprouts
  • Sliced jalapeños 
  • Sliced green onions
  • Fresh lime juice



  1. Add one tablespoon of olive oil to a saucepan over medium-high heat, followed by the diced shallots. 
  1. Stir the shallots for a few minutes to cook them, then add another tablespoon of olive oil, along with the fresh minced ginger and the minced garlic
  1. Pour in the beef broth, followed by the fish sauce and the soy sauce. Stir the mixture, then place the lid on the saucepan and let it simmer for 15-20 minutes. 
  1. Meanwhile, in a separate pot, cook the dried flat rice noodles according to their instructions. 
  1. To assemble the dish, transfer the cooked flat rice noodles to a bowl and place some of the thin raw sirloin slices on the noodles before covering everything with the broth.
  1. Garnish with baby bok choy leaves, followed by mung bean sprouts, sliced red onions, Thai basil, cilantro, sliced jalapeños, and sliced green onions before topping it off with a dollop of hot sauce, a spoonful of fish sauce, and a dash of fresh lime juice. Grab your chopsticks and enjoy!

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