Vietnamese Pork Pho / Pork & Rice Noodle Soup #Soupswappers

Phở  is pronounced variously as "foo" is a Vietnamese soup consisting of broth, rice noodles called bánh (bún) phở, herbs and meat.

Today we in Soup Swappers will be post Vietnamese Soup recipes. Our Host for the month Sue Lau gave us this theme.

I have never tried to make Vietnamese dishes, this is the first time made a soup and enjoyed having it too. Thank you Sue for hosting this event and choosing this theme

Serves 2
100 Grams Rice Noodles
1 Tablespoon Oil
150 Grams Pork tenderloin (skinless ,fat-less &boneless)
1 Scallion  -  chopped 
1 Small Onion - finely chopped
1 Tablespoon Fresh Ginger - finely
1 Green chilly - finely chopped - optional
1 Large  Tomato - chopped
1 Teaspoon Fish sauce  - can add more according to taste
Salt to taste
3  to 4 Cups Water
1 Chicken Stock cube
A Handful of Bean Sprouts
1 Tablespoon Fresh Lime juice 
1/4 Teaspoon Paprika
1/4 Teaspoon Black Pepper powder
Lime wedges for serving
A few Leaves of Mint and Basil

Cut the pork  into thick strips, keep aside.
Chop the scallion and keep  the white and greens  separately.

In  large pot, heat oil add the chopped onions, green chilly, ginger and saute for a minute then add the  pork, saute stirring occasionally, for 2 to 3 minutes.
Add the tomatoes, fish sauce, salt, water, and stock cube. Bring to a boil. Reduce the heat and simmer until the pork is just done ( transferred it to a pressure cooker and cooked it for 8  minutes after  the first whistle on low flame ).  When the pork is done,   taste for salt, add paprika, black pepper powder and give it a quick stir.  
This is homemade sprouted  beautiful Beans.
Add the bean sprouts, and  greens of the scallion, let it simmer for a minute.  Take off flame.  Add lime juice  and rice noodles into the soup and let it rest covered for 10 minutes. 
Ladle into bowls, top each serving with some mint, basil and bean sprouts.  Serve with the lime wedges. 
 Enjoy this filling and delicious soup.

Labels : Soup, Vietnamese Pork Pho, Rice Noodles, Paprika, Pork, Vietnam, Soup Swappers, Healthy

Sneha's Recipe
Sneha's Recipe

Happy Home-maker and culinary enthusiast.


  1. It was my first go at Pho also Sneha, but it won't be my last.

  2. This looks and sounds delicious! Love that you made your own sprouted beans!

  3. Sounds lovely...I wish I had some fresh mint to put on sounds good!

  4. The broth has a beautiful color with a hint of red. Pork does make a wonderful pho and is one of my favorites.