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Pho Bo
/fuh baw/
Vietnamese beef noodle soup
The first time I had to describe pho to a friend, I said “It’s just noodles and soup!” A simple explanation, but much more complex in flavor, and most likely the gateway to all foods Vietnamese. Learn how to make a weeknight version of pho in your Instant Pot.

Pho Bo

  Pho Bo /fuh baw/ Beef noodle soup (Instant Pot Edition)SERVINGS: 4-5 | COOK TIME: 1 HOUR Ingredients for broth: 3 lbs Beef bones 1 lb Beef (boneless chuck or cross-rib) ½ Medium apple (sweet & sour variety like Fuji, Pink Lady or Honeycrisp) 1 lrg Yellow...

Nem Nuong

  Nem Nuong /nam nung/ Grilled Sweet Pork Patties SERVINGS: 4-8 | COOK TIME: 1 HOUR Ingredients: 2 lbs Ground pork 1¼ tbsp Baking soda ¼ cup Water, ice cold ⅛ tsp Curing salt ½ Onion (medium), finely diced 5 Garlic cloves, minced ⅓ cup Sugar 1 tsp Toasted rice...

Cha Ca

  Cha Ca /chah kah/ Fish Balls/Patties Ingredients: 2 lbs Tilapia (or catfish), gutted and cleaned ½ lb Ground pork   Marinade: 2 tbsp Fish sauce 1 tbsp Sugar 1 tbsp Garlic powder 1 tbsp Dill (dried) ½ tbsp Pepper ½ tbsp Onion powder 2 tbsp Potato starch 1¼...

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