Vietnamese Beef Noodle Soup Recipe -
  • READY IN 45 mins

Vietnamese Beef Noodle Soup

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"This is a simplified version of a Vietnamese beef noodle soup. The Vietnamese make the broth from scratch, and simmer it for hours."

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Original recipe makes 4 servings Change Servings
  • PREP

    30 mins
  • COOK

    15 mins

    45 mins


  1. Soak noodles in cold water for 30 minutes. Drain. Bring water to a boil in large pot. Add noodles, and boil 3 to 5 minutes - don't overcook. Drain, and rinse with cold water. Set aside.
  2. Meanwhile, combine beef broth, ginger, salt, and Thai pepper in a saucepan. Bring to a boil, and simmer for 15 minutes.
  3. Place equal portions of noodles into 4 large soup bowls, and place raw beef on top. Ladle hot broth over noodles and beef. Garnish with lime wedges, basil leaves, cilantro, mung beans, and green onions, and serve with hot pepper sauce and oyster sauce.
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  • Note
  • It's easier to slice the beef if it has been partially frozen beforehand.

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Most Helpful Positive Review
Jul 10, 2007

I love this soup but it taste better if you do it the long way, but if you dont have the time then this way is good enough

Most Helpful Critical Review
Sep 10, 2006

If this recipe is meant to be equivalent to Vietnamese Pho, then it is far from it. It is missing many key ingredients that make Pho really Pho. To really make this a quick short cut Pho recipe, then just buy the Pho paste at the Asian markets and add it in to give it the Pho flavor.


10 Ratings

Jul 25, 2006

Made this tonight for my husband and I. I have to say I thought it was an ok dish but my husband just raved over it. I cannot really say why I thought it was just ok, normally I love Asian food and cook lots of Thai, Phillipino and Korean. I think it was just me tonight maybe and not the dish. Anyways, my husband definitely wants me to make it again so thanks for the recipe! PS. use extra cilantro and green onions are recommended!

May 27, 2008

I would never make my soup base with anything artifical especially with condensed beef broth. I only make my broth with the best ingredients, only from fresh and from scratch. That's what I call cooking!!!!

Feb 28, 2006

I really enjoyed this recipe. Instead of cutting the steak in really thin slices and cut it in strips and cooked it in the beef broth. I also left out the ginger because I didn't have any. I will try it again and add the ginger next time. This is such a light and refreshing soup.

Feb 25, 2009

Tried following the recipe - couldn't find Thai pepper. Used bean sprouts, fresh basil,pepper sauce, lime, green onion - still found it pretty tasteless. Meat, (tenderized top round) was sliced very thin yet still found chewy and slightly undercooked after hot soup poured over it.

Apr 06, 2014

Well I normally don't review but this was a great recipe. Easy quick and no slow cooking a beef knuckle. Try it and have fun with adding what you like.


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  • Calories
  • 258 kcal
  • 13%
  • Carbohydrates
  • 30.9 g
  • 10%
  • Cholesterol
  • 43 mg
  • 14%
  • Fat
  • 5.8 g
  • 9%
  • Fiber
  • 2.2 g
  • 9%
  • Protein
  • 20.9 g
  • 42%
  • Sodium
  • 2160 mg
  • 86%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.

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