Vegetarian Pho

INGREDIENTS

Pho noodles

bouillon cube

Sriracha

Hoisin Sauce

Lime

Cilantro


DIRECTIONS

This is the cheapest & easiest dish ever.  If you have a Thai (or other Asian market) around – ask if they sell fresh noodles (http://www.lovingpho.com/pho-ingredients-garnishes/banh-pho-noodles/).  They are typically in the refrigerated section – where milk would be.  Near me – a package cost $1.39 and makes two huge bowls of soup.  I heat some water, add half a vegetarian boullion cube (for one bowl), the noodles, a good squueeze of Sriracha (http://www.huyfong.com/no_frames/sriracha.htm) and another of vegetarian hoisin (http://www.amazon.com/Vegetarian-Hoisin-Sauce-Certified-Kosher/dp/B000TH7B7E) and some chopped, FRESH cilantro.  As soon as the soup is warm enough to eat (not boiling) – put it in a bowl  - squeeze a little lime in – if you like – and eat!  The noodles only need about two minutes in warm water to soften completely.  Overcooking them turns them to a gluey mess.  Try to avoid that!

These are the noodles (type & brand) that I found locally.  I am certain there are many brands but it is specifically THIS type of noodle you need to make this pho.  Maybe copy & paste this photo to your phone & have it handy for when you are shopping for the right noodles.

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