Chanroth Homemade Pho

Cooked by Chanroth Tith
Cooked by Chanroth Tith | Source
Cooked by Chanroth Tith Pork meatball, thinly slice onion, beef feet (cut),salted turnip, carrot, roasted garlic
Cooked by Chanroth Tith Pork meatball, thinly slice onion, beef feet (cut),salted turnip, carrot, roasted garlic | Source
Sprouts, lime, green onion, cilantro
Sprouts, lime, green onion, cilantro | Source
Mussel, beef tribes, shrimp,crab meat, beef, squid
Mussel, beef tribes, shrimp,crab meat, beef, squid | Source
One teaspoon is all you need. It give the soup a one up!
One teaspoon is all you need. It give the soup a one up! | Source

Shopping list: Pork meatball, onion, 2 pound beef feet/bones (make sure you let them cut it), salted turnip, baby carrot, garlic, lime, green onion, cilantro, mussels, beef tribes, crab meat, beef, squid, shrimp, sugar, salt, beef soup powder, dried rice noodle, and ajinomoto. (beef flavored soup paste if you can find, it has a picture of a pho; locate at Asian store)

Depend on your family size, I prefer 30-36 quart of stainless steel pan if you have family of 5 and up.


Grab 30 quart of pan and add warm water and boiled it. During the session of boiling, grab a another pan (20-26 quart, depend on tribe size) filled it with water, put in the tribe and cook it. To know if it is cooked, use a fork to poke it. If the fork can poke through the tribes than it is ready. Once that is cooked, pour it into a basket to let it cool down and cleanse it with cool water. After it is cool, thinly slice it and set it aside. Clean the mussels, thinly slice the beef, rinse the squid meat, and break apart the crab meat and of course the shrimp. (Cut the beef meatball in halves.)


When the water comes to boil, it is time to make the soup! First add the two pound beef feet/bones with one salted turnip and half an onion. Let it settle for 15 minute. After that add 1 1/2 tablespoon of ajinomoto (it help cleanse the dirt), 1 tablespoon of salt, and 2 table spoon of sugar. Stir until mix. When there is a brown like dirt around the edge of the pan, please try to take that out as much as you can. Make sure the soup is clear without any formation like dirt. About another 15 minute later add 3 spoon full of beef powder soup. While that is cooking, clean the sprouts, chop the cilantro, cut the lime, and mince the green onion.

Special seasoning: Thinly slice half the onion and mince the garlic. Grab a small pan, add vegetable oil and roast the garlic until golden, not onion.

When the soup is settle for about 30-45 minute, taste it, if you like to add more salt, it is up to you but DO NOT add anymore sugar or ajinomoto. Option: Add one teaspoon of beef flavored soup paste in the soup and stir it. No more than one teaspoon. (beef flavored soup paste give it a one up to the soup, it must have a picture of a pho)

While the soup is boiling, grab a spoon and take out the onion in the soup, throw that away and replace it with the thinly slice onion. Then pour in the roasted garlic in the soup and carrot. Stir it up about 5 second and add beef meatball. Cover up the lid, let it cook.

While that is cooking, grab another pan and add water to boil it. Grab the dried rice noodle and soak it in warm water to soften. When the water comes to boil and the rice noodle is soften, rinse the rice noodle with cool water and grab draining spoon and give yourself a hand full of noodle and dip it in the boiled water until cooked. About 2 minute. Put it in your choice size of bowl. Then give yourself some shrimp, mussel, beef tribes, beef, crab meat and squid meat. Soak it in boiled water until cook. While that is complete, give yourself some soup. Add cilantro, mince onion, lime, and sprouts.


Sauce: Hoison sauce or pepper of your choice! Enjoy


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prettydarkhorse 4 years ago from US

you put some seafoods, I just put beef, I will try putting some mussell.


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chanroth 4 years ago from California, USA Author

Hi prettydarkhorse, yes, I put some seafood but that is not the true combination. There is more...that would include the intestine, the heart, the liver, the tongue and more. Making the whole combo is expensive! But I hope you would try and like it! :)

Chanroth


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Deborah Brooks 4 years ago from Brownsville,TX

mmmmm sounds wonderful.. this looks amazing.. I love trying new recipes.. just wonderful..

thank you.

I voted up and useful

merry christmas


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Victoria Lynn 4 years ago from Arkansas, USA

Yeah, I'd have to just go with the beef. I can't eat mussels and am not sure about squid. Will bookmark for when I'm ready to try this, as I've heard that pho soup is really good. thanks!


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chanroth 4 years ago from California, USA Author

Hi Deborah Merry Christmas and victoria, thanks! @Victoria, it is all fine, you can always go for beef or pork. It is really good, my sister have allergic reaction to seafood so she stick with beef. There are different variety of choice you want and people make pho so different. The soup are just beef, pork, or chicken, we just add the meat by our own like. I like all because I'm one pig. lol...unlike some of my family member they are picky with which meat they gonna eat. My mom like hers with mussels but my dad doesn't. My little sister love it with lots of shrimps and nothing else...so this is why I have so many different meat and seafood on the plate. My fiance he eat whatever he think looks good to him. You should one day go eat at the Vietnamese restaurant and see if you like it. If you live nearby me, I would have let you try some! :)

Chanroth


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Amy Ka 4 years ago from Phnom Penh

I don't know how to cook but I like pho in phnom penh. I just find the best place lately at pho24.


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chanroth 4 years ago from California, USA Author

Hi Amy, yes, I heard that Phnom penh make the best pho. My mom always brag about the pho in Phnom Penh, she said she still remember the taste even after 30 years. I promise myself that one day if I go to Cambodia, I have to try pho there.

Srey Roth


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Gypsy Rose Lee 4 years ago from Riga, Latvia

Sounds great. Will have to try it.


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always exploring 4 years ago from Southern Illinois

Sounds delicious, i would use beef, i'm allergic to seafood also..Thank you..


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steveamy 4 years ago from Florida

my favorite soup...


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hazelwood4 4 years ago from Owensboro, Kentucky

Chanroth,

Very nice seafood recipe. The recipe is very descriptive, and I would love to give it a try sometime! Thank you for sharing and I do look forward to reading more!


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chanroth 4 years ago from California, USA Author

Good morning Gypsy, Ruby, steveamy, and hazelwood4, thank you so much! Yes, pho is delicious! Yum yum yum!


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J.S.Matthew 4 years ago from Massachusetts, USA

Hello Kimoy Srey, Chan! Khynom jong yam kitiew (pho)! We make this a lot at my house (twur mahope) and we seem to eat it at most gatherings too! This dish is best served to family and friends. It took me a little while to get used to the noodles but once I tried it, I was hooked! I am hoping to eat Pho this weekend. It's funny because this is really a Vietnamese dish that Khmer have made their own! Great job! Thanks for posting. I will think of you when I yam kitiew! Mony, prapon khynom, neyay "Hello" and Happy New Year! Voted up!

Phu JSMatthew~


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peoplepower73 4 years ago from Placentia California

I love pho,but I get it with rice noodles, shrimp, chicken and beef. Then I add fresh basil leaves and bean sprouts. It's a delicious comfort food.


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ytsenoh 4 years ago from Louisiana, Idaho, Kauai, Nebraska, South Dakota, Missouri

Chanroth, excellent! I love Pho too with all the fresh green leafy toppings. Yum! You did a great job on your hub. Thanks for sharing your recipe with everyone! Thumbs up.


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chanroth 4 years ago from California, USA Author

Hi uncle Matt, peoplepower73, and ytesnoh, thank you very much! Pho is always my one time favorite. With Basil leaf, mint, sprouts, cilantro, green onion, salad...yummmmmm....looking back at this hub made me hungry. hahaha...@uncle Matt, tell your wife I too say hello and happy new year. If you have any chance of eating pho, make sure not to forget cha kwai! :)


maria 4 years ago

what do you mean to cut the beef feet bones?


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chanroth 4 years ago from California, USA Author

Hi Maria, beef feet bones normally comes in whole and it need to be cut/chop in three halves by a butcher. I know I wouldn't want to cook it as whole...


maria 4 years ago

oh, okay thank you chanroth! Do you leave the skin and cartelidge on the feet when you cook them?


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chanroth 4 years ago from California, USA Author

Hi Maria,your very welcome and yes you do. Those are the delicious part.


maria 4 years ago

okay! thanks alot! :) I just made some pho last night from beef feet (before I read your article) but it came out SUPER greasy so I'm trying to figure out what is the culprit :/


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chanroth 4 years ago from California, USA Author

Hi Maria, your very welcome! If it came out super greasy than I would recommend you to cut down some of the skin. Choose the kind of beef feet with less fats in it, that would help lower the grease.


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faith_love_hope32 4 years ago

Looks delicious, I'd love to try it!


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chanroth 4 years ago from California, USA Author

Hi faith, yes it is delicious! You should! :)


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Fullerman5000 4 years ago from Louisiana, USA

I have yet to ever try this amazing looking dish. It looks so good everytime i see it on tv or in a cooking magazine. Thank you for sharing this cause i just might have to attempt to make this dish. voted useful and up. great work.


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chanroth 4 years ago from California, USA Author

Hi fullerman, it does look good as good as it taste!!! I love pho, you should try it!

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