And yes, I’ve always wanted a Phở Kit…

Continuing my world culinary travels, tonight we’ll be looking at Vietnamese food. Specifically, a delicious soup dinner known as Phở (Pronounced ‘fuh’). This hearty soup will fill any appitite, and is quite easy to keep kosher. First, we need the stock base. To do this, we’re going to make a batch of ox tail soup.

Ox Tail Soup

2 Ox tails chopped up into 2-4 inch segments
4 quarts water
1 teaspoon Kosher salt

This is a job for our friend, Mister Slow Cooker. Start by filling the slow cooker with the 4 quarts of water.

Add in the washed tails and yout kosher salt, then cover and cook on low for 24 hours.

When the 24 hours is up, the fat should be collected at the top of the broth. Scoop it off before taking out the meat and bones.

You now have your broth, which is the main base for Phở. The next step is to set aside LARGE bowls for those eating as we make ready to make…

Beef Phở
3-4 quarts ox tail broth
2 packages of thick Rice noodles, cooked
1 pound of thin cuts of beef (The best choices of this is to have your butcher VERY thinly slive some filets of steak, fatty flank, lean flank, and brisket)
1/2 cup small cooked beef meatballs
1/8th cup green onions, diced
1/8th cup white onions, diced
2-3 coriander leaves (optional)
3-4 sprigs basil
A lemon or lime, sliced into wedges
1 cup bean sprouts
1/8th cup dried chile pepper

Taking the rice noodles, scoop some into each bowl. Feel free to add as many or as little noodles as your personal taste warrants.

Next, add in the strips of beef and the beef meatballs, covering the noodles.

At this point, you can add in a little bit of the green & white onions, as well as the optional coriander leaves.

At this point, take the HOT ox tail broth and pour it into the bowls, filling the bowls until their is about 1/8th an inch left from the rim of the bowl.

At this point, the bowls can be served. The heat from the near boiling broth with cook the beef strips, as well as share it’s flavor with the noodles. I suggest stillung with long chopsticks as you wait for the meat to finish cooking fully (About 5 minutes or so).

At this point, you can use bits of basil ripped roughly to bring out it’s flavor, squeezes of lemon or lime, bean sprouts, or dried chili pepper. Also, I HIGHLY reccomend also looking into hoisin sauce, fish sauce, and Sriracha (An asian hot sauce). Surprisingly, it’s QUITE easy to find kosher parve hoisin sauce and fish sauce. And Sriracha is a delicious kosher hot sauce for any need!

I hope this Vietnamese delights your taste buds as much as I enjoy it! Shalom and tốt cách nấu ăn (Good Cooking)!

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March 3, 2006. main courses, recipes.

11 Comments

  1. margaret replied:

    Hi,

    Could you please advise of the brands of kosher hoisin sauce and fish sauce and where I can buy them as I was not aware there was such a thing and would be very interested in purchasing some.

    Margaret

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  3. zaharit replied:

    what do you mean “it’s here?” where!! 🙂 no seriously, i am in desperate need of kosher fish sauce. it could very well be the determining factor in the future of my relationship with my mother.

    thank you!

  4. Dov replied:

    I’d looked for Kosher Fish Sauce for years. Now that I’m living in Jerusalem, I found some- an asian food import company here in Israel now has a number of thai condiments under the supervision of the London Bet Din. If you know someone coming back from Israel, they could get a bottle. More info here.
    http://www.imofood.com/index.php?categoryId=8701
    Good luck.
    D

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  7. IMO replied:

    Imo Eastern Trading Company is the leading importer exporter company in Israel which specialized in importing and distributing KOSHER Asian style foodstuff and kitchenware to the Israeli market
    Imo Food Ltd provides products from spices, sauces, noodles, oils, rice and ginger to steamers, chopsticks, sushi gift sets, etc

  8. IMO replied:

    Imo Eastern Trading Company http://www.imofood.com is the leading importer exporter company in Israel which specialized in importing and distributing KOSHER Asian style foodstuff and kitchenware to the Israeli market
    Imo Food Ltd provides products from spices, sauces, noodles, oils, rice and ginger to steamers, chopsticks, sushi gift sets, etc
    http://www.imofood.com

  9. Dieu Ly replied:

    Thanks for sharing

  10. alyssa kaplan replied:

    I have kosher imo products like fish sauce

  11. alyssa kaplan replied:

    Koshergourmetmart.com has kosher imo brand fish sauce and curry pastes

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