I don't profess to be better than Cambell's or Progresso but I was hoping it might be more convenient to make Pho than have to go out to a restaurant every time I wanted some.
It is certainly not as simple as opening a can and heating it up but it was a fair approximation of Pho, I thought. I used this guy's recipe and it was easy to understand and follow. We began with roasting the ginger and onions on the stove:
Chicken bits go in the water:
Add all the flavor ingredients:
And boil for a very long time:
Drain the liquid out and discard the solids:
Yes, this exercise was just for the broth.
For the actual eating, we use the broth and a lot of other items. There is a lot of preparation of ingredients for this thing:
Then we assembled the individual bowls by layering the cooked noodles:
Then add the steaming hot broth over it all:
Tasted totally awesome:
But it sure took a while. Can't say I'll be whipping that up on a regular basis.
This is me makin' soup.