Delicious Vietnamese Cuisine: Pho

Delicious Vietnamese Cuisine: Pho

Here's how to make Pho Ga: Chicken soup flavored with fish sauce, tender chicken and smooth noodles that you can slurp right up. It's a dish you'll want to make again.

Ingredients: 1 serving

Vietnamese pho noodles (rice noodles)
60 to 100 g
300 to 400 ml
Chicken thigh meat
80 to 100 g or as much as you like
Bean sprouts
30 to 50 g or as much as you like
1 teaspoon
Fish sauce
1 tablespoon
a small amount
Fresh coriander
to taste, optional


1. I used these pho noodles.
2. This is the fish sauce and Weipa.
3. Bring the water to a boil and add the Weipa to make the soup. Poach the chicken meat in the soup while skimming off any scum. When the chicken is cooked through, remove it from the soup.
4. Add the fish sauce and salt. Taste and adjust.
5. Cook the pho noodles following package instructions. Rinse the cooked noodles in cold water well. (This will firm them up.)
6. Cut the cooked chicken into bite-sized pieces. Blanch the bean sprouts.
7. Put the noodles in a bowl, add the chicken and other ingredients on top and pour the soup over. Add coriander leaves (or other toppings) to taste.
8. The noodles are slippery and good.

Story Behind this Recipe

I received some pho noodles as a gift, so I tried making a pho soup.
When I had this at a restaurant I thought the seasoning was a bit on the strong side...but when I made it at home it came out rather like salt-flavored wonton soup.