The Pho Cookbook: Easy to Adventurous Recipes for Vietnam's Favorite Soup and Noodles by Andrea Nguyen

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  • Pressure cooker beef pho (Phở bò nẩu nổi áp suẩt)

    • imaluckyducky on November 09, 2019

      5 enthusiastic stars. Absolutely exceptional beefy flavor with the star anise, cinnamon, and clove providing enough warmth at the end of the bite to round out the flavor. This pressure cooker broth is better than many pho shops I've tried, but does not quite hit the nuance that the long-simmer method gets. However, for a very quick weeknight (or lazy weekend) meal, this is it. Made in an Instant Pot on "more" pressure for 30 minutes because my beef bones were frozen. 3yo approved.

  • Spicy chicken slaw (Gỏi bắp cải gà)

    • stockholm28 on November 12, 2018

      I made this with leftover chicken. I doubled the amount of chicken to make it more of a meal. I felt like it was missing something, so I added some lime juice. It made a tasty and low-fat meal.

  • Pressure cooker chicken pho (Phở gà nấu nổi áp suất)

    • SenseiHeidi on July 30, 2021

      Tasted like a very good (northern European) chicken broth. Very tasty but not phò as I have had it in Minneapolis. Next time double the spices and fish sauce. I would say this is my second favorite phò recipe so far. I prefer the Cook's Illustrated Southern Vietnamese-Style Chicken Phò.

  • Saigon-style beef pho (Phở bò sài gòn)

    • meginyeg on January 02, 2021

      Excellent. This was delicious. Easy instructions and well worth the effort Definitely will make again.

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Reviews about this book

  • Food52 by Bonnie Benwick

    I had made a few pho broths before, but in this book Nguyen is teaching a master class that ninth-graders can comprehend.

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  • Food52 by Jen Agg

    All the elements of a great pho broth are given consideration. There’s a how and why for everything, which makes perfect sense: this is a book totally devoted to one thing...

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  • Eat the Love

    I love how straightforward Andrea’s recipes are, with tips on how to make every sort of pho that I can think of, from vegetarian to chicken to wok-kissed beef.

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  • ISBN 10 1607749580
  • ISBN 13 9781607749585
  • Published Feb 07 2017
  • Format Hardcover
  • Page Count 168
  • Language English
  • Countries United States
  • Publisher Ten Speed Press

Publishers Text

James Beard Award Winner - Single Subject 2018

Vietnam’s most beloved, aromatic comfort food—pho—is now within your reach.

Author Andrea Nguyen first tasted pho in Vietnam as a child, sitting at a Saigon street stall with her parents. That experience sparked a lifelong love of the iconic noodle soup, long before it became a cult food item in the United States. Here Andrea dives deep into pho’s lively past, visiting its birthplace and then teaching you how to successfully make it at home.
Options range from quick weeknight cheats to impressive weekend feasts with broth and condiments from scratch, as well as other pho rice noodle favorites. Over fifty versatile recipes, including snacks, salads, companion dishes, and vegetarian and gluten-free options, welcome everyone to the pho table.
With a thoughtful guide on ingredients and techniques, plus evocative location photography and deep historical knowledge, The Pho Cookbook enables you to make this comforting classic your own.  

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