Got 5 minutes? Then you’ve got time for this seriously delicious Faux Pho recipe.
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 making a pho recipe at home. This being a “faux” pho recipe, however, I suppose I can’t really claim that I’ve made an authentic Pho recipe 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.
This faux pho recipe could also be a great way to use up some leftover steak. You could easily make a bowl just for yourself for a quick lunch or dinner – just slice up whatever leftover steak you’ve got and toss it in.
What I can tell you for certain is that you will really enjoy this easy Faux Pho recipe. 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!
5-minute faux pho
- 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.