How to Make Delicious Pho with Minced Rare Steak

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Pho is a quintessential Vietnamese dish loved for its flavorful broth, tender noodles, and assortment of toppings. One popular variation is Pho with Minced Rare Steak. This dish combines thinly sliced rare beef with aromatic broth and fresh herbs, creating a comforting and satisfying meal. Follow this recipe to learn how to make Pho with Minced Rare Steak at home and enjoy the authentic flavors of Vietnamese cuisine.


  • 300g dried rice noodles
  • 400g beef sirloin or fillet, thinly sliced
  • 1 onion, peeled and sliced
  • 4-5 slices of ginger
  • 2-3 star anise
  • 2-3 cloves
  • 1 cinnamon stick
  • 1 tbsp coriander seeds
  • 4-5 cups beef broth
  • Fish sauce, to taste
  • Salt and sugar, to taste
  • Fresh herbs (cilantro, Thai basil, green onion)
  • Bean sprouts, lime wedges, chili slices for garnish
  • Hoisin sauce and Sriracha sauce (optional)


  1. Prepare the Broth:
    • In a large pot, dry roast the onion slices, ginger slices, star anise, cloves, cinnamon stick, and coriander seeds until fragrant.
    • Add the beef broth to the pot and bring to a boil. Reduce the heat and let it simmer for at least 30 minutes to allow the flavors to infuse. Season with fish sauce, salt, and sugar to taste.
  2. Prepare the Noodles:
    • Cook the dried rice noodles according to the package instructions until they are tender but still slightly firm. Rinse under cold water and set aside.
  3. Prepare the Beef:
    • Thinly slice the beef sirloin or fillet against the grain. The slices should be thin enough to cook quickly in the hot broth.
    • Optionally, you can freeze the beef for about 30 minutes before slicing to make it easier to slice thinly.
  4. Serve the Pho:
    • Divide the cooked rice noodles among serving bowls.
    • Top the noodles with the thinly sliced beef.
    • Ladle the hot broth over the beef and noodles, ensuring that the beef is fully submerged in the broth.
    • Garnish the Pho with fresh herbs such as cilantro, Thai basil, and sliced green onions.
    • Serve the Pho with bean sprouts, lime wedges, and chili slices on the side for added flavor and texture.
    • Optionally, serve hoisin sauce and Sriracha sauce on the side for diners to customize their Pho according to their taste preferences.
  5. Enjoy!
    • Stir the ingredients together in the bowl before enjoying the delicious Pho with Minced Rare Steak.
    • Squeeze fresh lime juice over the Pho and add chili slices for a spicy kick.
    • Slurp up the flavorful broth and savor the tender beef and aromatic herbs in every spoonful.


Pho with Minced Rare Steak is a classic dish that is beloved for its rich broth, tender beef, and aromatic herbs. By following this recipe, you can recreate the authentic flavors of Pho at home and enjoy a comforting and satisfying meal that will warm your soul. Gather your ingredients, simmer a pot of fragrant broth, and prepare to savor the deliciousness of homemade Pho with Minced Rare Steak.