How to Make Vietnamese Noodle Soup Like a Pro


This Vietnamese noodle soup is a delicious and hearty dish that is perfect for a cold day. The soup is made with a flavorful broth, noodles, and your choice of meat or seafood. It is then garnished with fresh herbs and vegetables. Vietnamese noodle soup is a popular dish in Vietnam and can be found at many restaurants and street stalls. It is also a popular dish to make at home. Whether you’re craving a warm and comforting bowl of soup on a chilly day or just looking to try something new and delicious, this Vietnamese Noodle Soup recipe is sure to satisfy. So why not add a touch of Vietnamese cuisine to your menu today and try this recipe?

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  • 8 ounces lo mein noodles (or rice noodles)
  • 12 ounces lean beef sirloin, fat trimmed
  • Kosher salt and black pepper
  • 1 large onion, halved
  • 1 4 -inch piece ginger, unpeeled, halved
  • 3 cups low-sodium vegetable broth (or beef broth)
  • 5 star anise pods
  • 1 cinnamon stick
  • 4 scallions
  • 2 jalapeno peppers (diced)
  • Fresh cilantro, chopped (for garnish)
  • 3 tablespoons fish sauce
  • 1 cup fresh bean sprouts


  1. Boil Lo Mein noodles for 10-15 minutes or until tender. Drain the noodles and rinse in cold water. (prepare the noodles as the label directs if needed).
  2. Meanwhile, thinly slice the scallions and jalapenos (remove seeds for less heat). Cut the ginger in half (thumb size) and peel skin, then set aside.
  3. Poke the meat all over with a fork to tenderize it and season with salt, sugar and pepper.
  4. In a large pot over medium high heat, add olive oil, sear the meat until charred but still rare, prepare for about 5 minutes, then transfer to a plate.
  5. Add the onion, ginger, star anise and cinnamon stick to the pot; cook for about 4 minutes.
  6. Add the broth, reduce the heat and simmer for 15-20 minutes.
  7. Add the fish sauce to the broth and boil for another 2 minutes. Discard the ginger, star anise and cinnamon stick from the broth.
  8. For serving, add noodles, beef, scallions, bean sprouts, and jalapeños in a bowl. Then pour some of the broth into the bowl until it’s half way full. Stir together. Garnish with fresh cilantro.
  9. Enjoy and make sure you tag #DinnerWithTayo, would love to see your dish.
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