Pho Seafood Noodle Soup

Pho Seafood Noodle Soup


Pho Seafood Noodle Soup

By 2012-10-30

Pho is a simple Vietnamese soup, traditionally a hodge-podge hot pot, so feel free to make vegetable and protein substitutions as you wish.

  • Prep Time : 10 minutes
  • Cook Time : 20 minutes
  • Yield : 16 cups



  • Cook rice noodles according to package directions and set aside.
  • In a large stock pot bring chicken broth just to a boil, about med-high. Add onion, garlic, ginger, lemongrass, carrot, sea salt, star anise, cinnamon stick, coriander, and cloves. Cook 6-8 minutes, or until fragrant.
  • Bring heat to full boil, add chicken breast and poach for 10 mins.
  • Remove the chicken breast to side plate to rest and reduce heat to medium low.
  • Meanwhile, taste the stock and make adjustments as necessary. You're aiming for a bright and savory flavor.
  • Prepare serving bowls with bean sprouts, scallions, basil, cilantro, chili pepper, lime, and sriracha (if desired.)
  • Add shrimp to the stock pot and cook 2 mins.
  • Shred the chicken and add to the prepared bowls.
  • Finish by ladling the soup into each serving bowl and garnish with cilantro, basil and lime wedge.