Are there such thing as secret pho ingredients? Let’s take a look at what may constitute a pho secret ingredient. Pho is as much about tradition as it is about adaptation. At the adaptation end, when you have something as good and as easily customizable as pho, you can’t stop people from messing around with it. And they do. At the other end, there are actually pho secrets that can kick up your pho a notch or two while still keeping it traditional.
Here’s Lovingpho’s own beef pho recipe infographic. This pho recipe yields about 20 quarts, which is about 20 regular size bowls you can typically get at most pho restaurants. With this batch size, you can make it once and freeze some away for quick pho at anytime later.
Life is full of tough choices. For me, the choices are between pho, hu tieu and bun bo Hue. Pho is of course my favorite (why would I have created lovingpho.com in the first place?) But as it turns out, I love hu tieu and bun bo Hue just the same. No I’m not abandoning pho and lovingpho.com. But hu tieu and bun bo Hue can’t be ignored. Here’s why.