Apparently, the recipe for Chicken Pho that I posted back in December 2013 is missing. It appears that there was a technical error that deleted the recipe.
It’s a shame (and very alarming) that the recipe isn’t up anymore, because it was one of those “quick and easy” recipes that is spot-on with flavor.
Oh well. Maybe it’s a blessing in disguise, because now, I’m sharing a brand new and improved recipe for one of my favorite Vietnamese dishes: pho.
Actually, I have a killer recipe for a Shrimp Pho in my cookbook. Speaking of cookbook, have you preordered your copy yet?! Make sure if you do, you enter your purcahse information into this form – you’ll receive a bonus pack with 8 new recipes (4 from the book, 4 brand new not on the blog or the book) along with a month of weekly meal plans and shopping lists. Learn more here.
In that recipe headnote, I also make some corny jokes about the pronunciation of pho. Pho’s pronounced “fuh.” You know, like, “pho-gettaboutit.” Okay, I’ll stop. You’ll have to get the book and read the headnote!
What I love about these kinds of recipes (mainly Asian noodle bowls) is that they’re so easily personalized to meet your expectations and preferences.
For example, this insanely delicious bowl of chicken pho: you can really top it with whatever suits you. Don’t like mung bean sprouts? Take them out! Like a little spice? Add some sriracha or chili garlic sauce! Want more crunch? Add some julienned (or spiralized!) carrots.
And let’s talk about the drumsticks for a second. What is more fun than eating a bowl of healthy, delicious noodles while using your hands to eat a drumstick? How pho-n!
Many pho recipes involve toasting coriander seeds, using star anise and roasting the ginger and onions. This recipe, however, takes a shortcut on preparation but maximizes flavor!
Why daikon noodles? Daikon is easy to spiralize and is light in flavor, so when you cook it in the pho broth, it absorbs all the flavors and the daikon infuses with the umami flavors of this pho!
Have you tried making pho? What’s your favorite type?