My husband and I recently discovered Vietnamese Pho and are hooked! One night we both had an uncontrollable craving for it at 8:00 pm. We packed our tired kids in the car and drove to WVC just for the fresh spicy and salty taste of pho! From that experience we suspected that it must be full of MSG, hence the uncontrollable craving! One night we were craving it again and I thought I can make this bowl of yummy freshness without MSG so I searched for recipes, they all seemed quite time consuming and complicated so I decided to make it my own way and I just happened to have rice noodles in my cupboard, it was meant to be! So here it is, drum roll please My Pho.......
6 cups chicken or beef broth
1/2 TBSP Basil dried or fresh
1 small onion
1 TBSP fresh grated ginger
Bring all ingredients to a boil then let simmer while preparing next steps.
1 Package rice noodles
2 TBSP Hoisin Sauce (or more, depending on your taste)
1 pound chicken or beef
Prepare noodles as directed on package.
Slice your meat thin and stir fry in a wok or frying pan with sesame oil or olive oil.
Add noodles and hoisin to noodles. I keep the meat and noodles separate, it's difficult to mix anything with the rice noodles.
Match stick carrots
Fresh Basil or Cilantro
More Hoisin and Chili Sauce
Fill your bowl half way with broth, then add some noodles and meat, then load your bowl with fresh garnish!
(If you want to try the real thing try http://www.phohoa.com/)
My hubby thinks mine is better than the 'real thing'! It even sparked a standing ovation from him!
If you make it they will eat it! I wish this was true every night!