Friday, August 6, 2010

Kind of like Pho

I wanted to eat rice noodles, so I made a quick soup noodle dish, inspired by Vietnamese pho. I don't know the real pho recipe, so this is just my quick version made with the ingredients I had. And, it was really good!

Kind of like Pho

Ingredients (for 2 servings)

2 1/3 cups Chinese-style chicken stock
2 tablespoons sake
1.5 tablespoon nan pla (fish sauce)
1 tablespoon mirin
1/2 tablespoon minced ginger

5 oz rice noodles (dry)
sliced dry hot chili

vegetable toppings...thinly sliced cabbage, scallion, daikon sprouts, mung bean sprouts
lemon wedges, tofu, la-yu (hot sesame oil)

1. In a pot, combine the ingredients for the soup and simmer.
2. Meanwhile, in a separate large pot, boil the water. Add the rice noodles and turn off the heat. Cover and let it stand for 10 minutes. Uncover and cut the noodles by scissors. Drain and divide into two bowls.
3. Pour the soup over the noodles. Garnish with dry hot chili slices.
4. Serve with the vegetable toppings, lemon wedges, tofu, and la-yu.