Authentic Pho Recipe: A Taste Of Vietnam

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Classic Beef Pho Recipe


Aunty’s Signature Beef Pho Recipe

1 pound beef brisket
1 onion, halved
3-inch piece fresh ginger, sliced
4 star anise pods
4 cloves
1 cinnamon stick
6 cups beef broth
1 tablespoon fish sauce
8 oz rice noodles
Bean sprouts, lime wedges, Thai basil, and jalapenos for garnish


Char onion and ginger over an open flame until lightly blackened.
In a large pot, toast star anise, cloves, and cinnamon until fragrant.
Add beef brisket, charred onion, ginger, beef broth, and fish sauce to the pot. Bring to a boil, then reduce heat and simmer for 1-2 hours until beef is tender.
Cook rice noodles according to package instructions.
Thinly slice beef brisket.
Divide noodles among bowls, top with beef slices, and ladle hot broth over the top.
Garnish with bean sprouts, lime wedges, Thai basil, and jalapenos.