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How to Make Authentic Pho at Home – A Flavorful Vietnamese Recipe

How to Make Authentic Pho at Home – A Flavorful Vietnamese Recipe

Table of Contents: 

I. Introduction 

II. Ingredients 

III. Preparation 

IV. Cooking Instructions 

V. Serving Suggestions 

VI. Conclusion


Pho is a popular Vietnamese soup made with beef broth, rice noodles, and an array of herbs and spices. It’s a comforting and nourishing dish that’s perfect for a chilly evening or whenever you need a warm and satisfying meal. In this article, we’ll show you how to make authentic pho at home using simple ingredients and easy-to-follow steps.


  • 2 pounds beef bones
  • 1 onion, sliced
  • 2-inch piece of ginger, sliced
  • 1 cinnamon stick
  • 3 star anise
  • 3 cloves
  • 1 cardamom pod
  • 1 tablespoon coriander seeds
  • 1 tablespoon fennel seeds
  • 1 tablespoon salt
  • 1 tablespoon sugar
  • 2 tablespoons fish sauce
  • 1 pound beef sirloin, thinly sliced
  • 8 ounces rice noodles
  • Fresh herbs (cilantro, Thai basil, mint)
  • Bean sprouts
  • Lime wedges
  • Sriracha sauce
  • Hoisin sauce


  1. Preheat the oven to 450°F.
  2. Place the beef bones on a baking sheet and roast for 30-40 minutes, until golden brown.
  3. Transfer the bones to a large pot and add enough water to cover them completely.
  4. Bring the water to a boil and then reduce the heat to a simmer.
  5. Add the onion, ginger, cinnamon stick, star anise, cloves, cardamom, coriander seeds, and fennel seeds to the pot.
  6. Simmer for 3-4 hours, skimming any foam or impurities that rise to the surface.
  7. Strain the broth and discard the solids.
  8. Season the broth with salt, sugar, and fish sauce.

Cooking Instructions:

  1. Cook the rice noodles according to the package instructions.
  2. Divide the noodles among four bowls and top with sliced beef.
  3. Ladle the hot broth over the noodles and beef.
  4. Serve the pho with fresh herbs, bean sprouts, lime wedges, Sriracha sauce, and hoisin sauce on the side.
  5. Add the herbs and sauces to the soup as desired.

Serving Suggestions:

  • Customize the pho with additional toppings like sliced jalapenos, sliced onions, or fried shallots.
  • Use chicken instead of beef for a lighter version of pho.
  • Serve the pho with a side of crusty bread or Vietnamese-style baguette.


Making authentic pho at home is easier than you might think, and the result is a comforting and delicious bowl of soup that’s perfect for any occasion. Experiment with different herbs and spices to find your favorite flavor combination. Share your pho creation on social media using the hashtag #HomemadePho and enjoy a warm and satisfying meal that’s packed with flavor and nutrition!

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