Improvised Pho

In order for a restaurant to be considered Rich’s favorite it has to meet the following criteria:

  • Reasonably priced
  • Pretty good food
  • Within a 2 block walking radius of where we live

So when a new Pho place opened up across the street I knew it was very likely that Rich would soon proclaim it his favorite place to go and suggest it for dinner approximately every 5 days.

Every time we go for Pho I think to myself how easy it would be to make it at home. So without trying to find a recipe I improvised with what I had and it turned out pretty tasty!

I just boiled some veggie broth and added some chili pepper for taste (about a tsp) but I think the tiniest amount of soy sauce would give the broth an extra kick too. I definitely recommend playing with the taste of the broth before adding any ingredients because they will overcook very fast. After I was happy with the broth I added:

  • 1 carrot chopped up
  • 1/2 a cabbage sliced (so yummy!)
  • 2 green onions
  • Juice of 1/2 a lime
  • 1/2 a pack of skinny rice noodles
  • 1 tsp of salt

Then I served it with a slice of lime.

Vegan Pho

And because I realize that some people only visit my blog for the occasional cat photo, this one is for you. Here’s Angelina chillin’ like a rock star the other day:



4 Comments Add yours

  1. Sarah says:

    I hit my broth with a clean soy sauce and sesame oil. And lots of red pepper flakes if I am too lazy to go get bird chiles 😀 Or sirachia sauce. Yum!

    1. LindsayODonnell says:

      Oooh good suggestions!

  2. I have yet to try pho, as most restuarants use beef-based broth. One place my friend and I were going to try used to have vegan pho, then changed it to non-vegan. WTF? Anywho, this looks so simple and clean that I may as well save myself the stress of finsing a vegan place and just make my own.
    Adorable pic of your kitty; she looks fiesty!

    1. LindsayODonnell says:

      I know! The beef broth drives me nuts! Seriously why not just use veggie broth and appeal to a broader audience. I feel your pain 🙂

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