Hanoi Beef and Rice Noodle Soup (Pho Bo) Recipe

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Hanoi Beef and Rice Noodle Soup (Pho Bo)
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  1. To prepare broth, heat a large stockpot over medium-high heat. Add oxtail, ginger, and shallots; sauté 8 minutes or until ginger and shallots are slightly charred. Add water and next 8 ingredients (through cinnamon stick); bring to a boil. Reduce heat, and simmer 4 hours. Strain broth through a sieve into a large bowl; discard solids. Return broth to pan, and bring to a boil. Reduce heat to medium, and cook until reduced to 10 cups (about 30 minutes). Skim fat from surface; discard fat. Keep warm.
  2. To prepare remaining ingredients, add sliced onion to broth. Place noodles in a large bowl, and cover with boiling water. Let stand 20 minutes. Drain. Place 1/3 cup bean sprouts in each of 6 soup bowls. Top each serving with 1 1/3 cup noodles and 2 ounces eye-of-round. Carefully ladle 1 2/3 cups boiling broth over each serving (boiling broth will cook the meat). Serve with cilantro, basil, chiles, limes, and hoisin, if desired.
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Nutrition Facts

Per ServingPer 100 g
Amount Per 1 Serving
Calories 1129.52 Kcal (4729 kJ)
Calories from fat 388.86 Kcal
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 43.21g 66%
Cholesterol 323.46mg 108%
Sodium 1231.45mg 51%
Potassium 1647.13mg 35%
Total Carbs 86.38g 29%
Sugars 16.5g 66%
Dietary Fiber 9.73g 39%
Protein 97.53g 195%
Vitamin C 50.6mg 84%
Iron 3.8mg 21%
Calcium 209.7mg 21%
Amount Per 100 g
Calories 74.67 Kcal (313 kJ)
Calories from fat 25.71 Kcal
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 2.86g 66%
Cholesterol 21.38mg 108%
Sodium 81.41mg 51%
Potassium 108.89mg 35%
Total Carbs 5.71g 29%
Sugars 1.09g 66%
Dietary Fiber 0.64g 39%
Protein 6.45g 195%
Vitamin C 3.3mg 84%
Iron 0.2mg 21%
Calcium 13.9mg 21%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.
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  • salty
  • savory
  • bitter
  • sweet
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Weightwatchers Points

  • 25.4
  • 29

Good Points

  • low fat,
  • saturated fat free,
  • low sodium

Bad Points

  • High in Sodium

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