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Faux Pho

Long wait time, but they say ‘patience is a virtue’…

2.5kg soup beef bones
10cm ginger, rough slice skin on
4 small onions, peeled and halved
8 garlic cloves, peeled and halved
6 star anise
1 tablespoon palm sugar (brown sugar can be substituted)
400g roughly diced casserole beef
1/3 cup of fish sauce
1 large cinnamon stick
Stalks from a bunch of coriander, rinsed

Bring to the boil with 6 litres of water. Reduce to a simmer for 2 hours. Remove meat and bones. Simmer for a further 90 minutes. Strain. Skim when cool.

To serve, reheat stock.

Please cooked rice noodles in a bowl. Garnish with very thinly sliced steak, bean shoots, shredded coriander, spring onion, Vietnamese mint. Pour the hot broth over. Enjoy

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