Pho Broth Recipe

This is how I make my pho broth recipe:


  • beef bones with marrow (leg bones) cut up in 2 inch pieces
  • 2 charred onion (then rinse and remove black parts)
  • 1 thumb (about 4 inches) charred ginger (same as above)
  • 1 spice packet (get it at the asian store, put in the small white mesh bag - coriander, cloves, cinnamon, star anise, fennel, cardamom)
  • 1 inch chunk rock sugar
  • lots of water (about 1-2 gallon)
  • 1/4 cup fish sauce
  • 1 tbsp salt
  • Pho broth seasoning


  1. Wash the beef bones clean.
  2. Add the bones to a large pot and fill with water until covered.
  3. Boil the bones for 5-10 minutes to get rid of the impurities
  4. Dump water out and rinse the bones
  5. Put the bones back in pot and add lots of cold water
  6. Bring back to boil, cook for 1 hour
  7. Add the charred onion, charred ginger, spice packet, rock sugar, fish sauce, salt, pho broth seasoning
  8. Cook for additional 1-4 hours. Cook longer if you want stronger flavor.
  9. Season to your tasting.

Condiments: (optional and up to you!)

  • basil leaves
  • bean sprouts
  • sliced jalapeno
  • lime
  • hoisin sauce
  • sriracha sauce
  • crushed peanuts
  • culantro
  • chopped green onion
  • chopped cilantro
  • sugar
  • oyster sauce
  • fish sauce
  • meatballs
  • sliced beef
  • tendons
  • sliced tripe
  • other


I love my condiments and I use them all plus some!  Great minds think alike!

Haha awesome

sorry i don't no how to make khao Poob kua ntshiab. D u know how. i would like to learn from u.

Kapoon clear broth is really simple!

All you need to do is boil pork and the pork cubes and lemon grass! Then the vermicelli noodles and just put in whatever you like!

Hi Annie! I live away from home in a small town with no Hmong people. I had some pho from the Vietnamese place and they had no condiments! I was so dissapointed. I'll be making some pho this weekend. I like the tip to boil the bone first to remove impurities! I never knew that.

I hope this blog entry helps you!

I kinda fell upon your food blog and I have to say that I love it!! Thanks I've always wanted to know how to make a lot of stuff on here and didn't know how to but thanks to you I do now. Just the other day I made your "Hmong Jello" and brought it to my grandmother and she was so happy! 

which brand of pho seasoning? and what is the packet seasoning? Can you take a picture of the box so that I can look for them.  I like the vietnamese pho a lot but can't seem to make it. 

This is the first time I am reading about the Pho Broth Recipe. I have not tried such a recipe at my home before, so I was really excited. I would love to have chicken instead of beef for this pho broth recipe and I hope that it works out well.  

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