This is the year that I became obsessed with Pho. There’s a place not too far from me that serves up some pretty amazing pho dishes and I’ve tried just about all of them. It’s gotten to the point where I crave it on cold days or if I’m not feeling up to par. Chicken noodle soup just doesn’t do it for me anymore – I need the spiciness, heartiness and flavor of a really good Pho.
I’m frankly surprised that it’s taken me this long to try my hand at it at home. This being a “faux” pho, however, I suppose I can’t really claim that I’ve made the authentic Pho just yet. But it’s my version and it tastes FANTASTIC. I took the liberty of adding an egg to the broth which thickens it and gives it a slightly creamy consistency which strays even further from authenticity. You can choose to skip the egg if that’s not your thing.
What I can tell you for certain is that you will really enjoy this easy Faux Pho. It takes just minutes to prepare before you have a beautiful dish of deliciousness before you. Top it with your favorite Pho toppings and you’ll be in faux heaven pho sho!
- 2 packages beef ramen
- 1 tablespoon fish sauce
- 1 teaspoon rice vinegar
- 1 teaspoon sriracha hot sauce
- 1 egg
- 1 pound flank steak, sliced very thinly
- toppings: sliced jalapeno, chopped scallions, bean sprouts, basil leaves, cilantro leaves, lime wedges
- Prepare ramen according to package directions. One minute before ramen is cooked, add beef, fish sauce, rice vinegar and sriracha. Add egg and stir to break up yolk and help egg cook in broth. Remove from heat and serve immediately with desired toppings.