Beef Steak Phở

Phở, otherwise known as Vietnamese Rice Noodles, is a popular dish that you can enjoy at any time of the day. Most commonly served with beef, take a look at how it can cooked with Old Neighborhood Beef Shaved Steak!

A more in depth look at the recipe can be found here!
  • 1 1-lb. package of Old Neighborhood Beef Shaved Steak
  • 28 oz. of dried rice noodles (bánh phở noodles)
  • 2-7 lbs. beef bone marrow
  • 1 peeled yellow onion
  • 1 tbsp. salt
  • 1 tbsp. sugar
Broth Spices:
  • 2 pieces of ginger (thumb size)
  • 3 star anise
  • 2 cinnamon sticks
  • 1 peeled yellow onion
  • 1 tbsp. salt
  • 1 white onion, thinly sliced
  • scallions, chopped
  • cilantro, chopped
  • mint leaves
  • Thai Basil leaves
  • lime wedges
  • bean sprouts
  • hoisin sauce
  • Sriracha hot chili sauce
  1. Heat a large pot of water on the stove. Make sure the amount of water you use will cover the bone marrow.
  2. When the water is boiling, add the bone marrow and boil it for 5-10 minutes.
  3. Dump the water, and rinse the marrow.
  4. In a clean pot, add about 5 liters of water, the marrow, and a peeled whole yellow onion. If you are reusing your pot, make sure to clean it. It helps with the clarity of the broth. Heat the water on high until boiling.
  5. While you are waiting for the water to boil, you can deal with the broth spices.
  6. Cut a peeled yellow onion in half, and cut the ginger pieces in thin ¼ inch slices.
  7. Grill each of the star anise, cinnamon sticks, onion halves, and ginger slices directly on the stove until there is a bit of char on each. You can also opt to do this in your oven.
  8. If there is too much char on each of the above spices, make sure to clean it off.
  9. Toss the onion halves into the pot of water that is cooking. Take the remaining charred spices, wrap them in cheesecloth, and toss that into the pot as well.
  10. If the water is already boiling, lower the heat and let it simmer at medium low.
  11. Allow this to cook for at least an hour.
  12. If you have bean sprouts, you can take this time to blanch them and set them aside.
  13. After an hour has passed, soak the thin white onion slices and rice noodles in separate bowls of cold water for 30 minutes each.
  14. After 30 minutes, drain the onion slices and set them aside.
  15. Drain the soaked rice noodles, and separate them into 4-5 oz. servings.
  16. Remove the spices in the cheesecloth, as well as the onion halves from the pot of broth.
  17. Add 1 tbsp. of salt to the broth.
  18. When you are ready to serve, blanch a serving of noodles in boiling water for 10-20 seconds.
  19. Drain and place the noodles in a large bowl.
  20. Add white onion slices, about 2-3 oz. of Old Neighborhood Beef Shaved Steak, some chopped scallions and cilantro. Note that the shaved steak is still raw in this step!
  21. Spoon a generous amount (enough that you can’t see the noodles) of boiling broth directly on top of the steak. Doing so allows the shaved steak to cook right then and there. 
  22. For each bowl, squeeze your chosen amount of lime wedges, and add your chosen amount of bean sprouts, mint leaves, and Thai basil leaves.
  23. Serve with hoisin sauce and Sriracha hot sauce.
  24. Repeat for the remaining servings and enjoy!