Vietnamese Beef ball Pho

I decided to make my own version of Vietnamese Beef ball Pho after being tired of paying 8 bucks for a bowl of Pho with very little noodles and too much MSG.


1 package of Great Wall Frozen Beef balls thawed

4 small bundles of rice noodles, enough for 3 to 4 people (or add as little or as much as you want)

7 cups of water

1 teaspoon of black pepper

1 teaspoon of ground white pepper

1 level teaspoon of Korean beef stock seasoning

1/2 teaspoon of Better than Bouillon beef seasoning

2 shakes of dried cilantro or 3 spritz of chopped fresh cilantro

2 shakes of dried basil

1 small shake of dried oregano

1/2 teaspoon of ginger powder

1/2 stick of cinnamon (discard after soup is done)

2 star anise seeds (discard after soup is done. Caution: Choking hazard, do not serve or eat)

1 teaspoon of sesame seed oil


Put everything except rice noodles in a big sauce pan. Bring the soup to a boil. Add rice noodles. Turn off heat once rice noodles soften. The rice noodles cook really fast.

Serving size:

3 – 4 people

Copyright 2012 From the Kitchen of Eloise