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Preparation time: 15 minutes

Cooking time: 15 minutes

Serves: 2

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Adapted from: Adapted from Zero Carbonista

I first tried phở (pronounced fuh) in a chain of Vietnamese restaurants in London called Pho. When I visited Vietnam itself it was actually quite tricky to find it in any of the tourist spots, which is a shame because it's delicious!

  • 2 litres vegetable stock
  • 1 -2 tbsp sesame oil
  • 1 -2 tbsp dark soy sauce
  • ½ tsp Chinese five spice
  • ½ tsp chilli flakes
  • 1 clove garlic, crushed
  • ½ inch ginger, grated
  • 1 pak choi
  • 100 -150g mushrooms, roughly sliced if needed
  • 1 handful green beans
  • 1 large handful bean sprouts
  • 2 servings of Udon or egg noodles
  1. Bring the stock to the boil and add the oil, soy sauce, five spice, chilli flakes, garlic, and ginger. Simmer for 2-3 minutes.
  2. Add the pak choi, mushrooms, green beans, bean sprouts, and noodles. Simmer for 5-10 minutes.
  3. Serve hot.