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Vietnamese Beef Pho Recipe

If you’re looking for inspiration in the kitchen to enliven your diet, look know further than our healthy twist of a Vietnamese classic.

Pho is the national dish of Vietnam and this savoury and spiced beef broth is a favourite of the street vendors of the country’s capital Hanoi.

Our quick, easy and delicious spin on this traditional recipe makes for a perfect post-workout meal that is full of flavour.


150ml beef stock 

120g sirloin steak 

5 chestnut mushrooms 

50g medium dried rice noodles  

50g beansprouts 

1 cinnamon stick 

1 spring onion, sliced 

½ red chilli pepper  

1 lime 

1 garlic clove, minced 

½ tsp coriander seeds 

1 tsp soy sauce 

½ tsp ginger 

A handful of fresh coriander 

Hot sauce, to serve 


In a heated pan, dry roast the cinnamon stick, coriander seeds and ginger. Add the garlic and soy sauce and pour over the beef stock. 

Reduce the heat to a simmer, and cook for 15 minutes. Strain out the dried spices and place the broth back into a pan. Add the mushrooms and cook for 2 minutes. Add the noodles and cook for a further 2 minutes, stirring constantly. 

Finely slice the steak into very thin strips and add to the broth, along with the beansprouts. Leave the broth on the hob for 1 minute, to cook the beef, and then pour into a bowl.  

Top the broth with fresh coriander, sliced red chilli, spring onion and lime.  

Serve topped with hot sauce and fresh lime. 

Want some more simple recipe inspiration? Try our Ginger and Tamarind Prawns Recipe, for the perfect blend of sweet and tang, that will leave you wanting more.

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