Quick Beef Pho Recipe with Quoc Viet Foods' Pho Soup Base  

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Severus Snape
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Hey all, I actually found this product at Amazon.com. 4 cans for $28.50 plus shipping. It took me all of 45 sec to order, I love Pho. I might look for it locally later, but after reading the article, wanted a quick way to get it.

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chuynh
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Hi Severus Snape: If I'm not mistaken, Quoc Viet products are not sold on Amazon.com. Maybe you're thinking of something else? There is a competing product, but I do not have experience with it.

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Hello Cuong, I just double checked my invoice. I ordered through Amazon and it was Quoc Viet brand. The invoice was from Quoc Viet, not a retailer. They must be using Amazon to sell there product. Anyway I cooked my first batch last weekend, and it was great.

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chuynh
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Hi Severus Snape: that's very interesting. My own source told me they don't do that but maybe they do now. I can see it on amazon.com as a 4-pack. Good that Quoc Viet is branching out. In my opinion they are a little weak on the marketing side.

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Me
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I cannot reuse the spice bag huh?

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chuynh
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Hi Me: Sure you can reuse the spice bags but you'll probably get nothing much out of it after the first use. It's like your bag of tea, one time use is all you can get out of it.

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Hello,

I prefer Pho Tai and don't care for the flank/brisket. Would it be possible to skip adding the brisket to the base when cooking or would I lose out on a lot of flavor?

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Hi Joe,

The bones, brisket and flank are essential for the beef flavor in the broth. While Quoc Viet has done a great job saving you from having to cook the bones, brisket and flank are still require to give you the rich taste. Now you can substitute more flank or more brisket in place of the other, but I would not recommend foregoing them altogether. The base itself can only give you marginal broth quality, but you may still try the soup base by itself just to know. My guess is it may be better than many restaurant broths I've tasted, but really it's half of what a real pho broth should be. Let us know what and how you did.

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