How To Make Delicious Kobe Beef Pho

Kobe Beef Pho


  • 1kg beef bones
  • 500g beef (Kobe beef can be used)
  • 2 purple onions
  • 3 dried shallots
  • 1 ginger root
  • 4 star anise
  • 4 cloves
  • 1/4 cup fish sauce
  • 3L filtered water
  • 500g pho noodles
  • 1/2 bunch of herbs (basil, culantro, sawtooth herb, lime leaves)
  • 1/2 bunch of cilantro
  • 1/2 turnip
  • 1/2 lime
  • Spices (sugar, salt, pepper)


  1. Rinse the beef bones and beef, bring to a boil in a pot with 3L of filtered water. Lower the heat, skim the foam, and simmer on low heat for about 2-3 hours to make the broth.
  2. Spices: finely chop the purple onions and ginger. Heat 2 tablespoons of cooking oil in a pan, add the onions and ginger, and stir-fry until fragrant.
  3. Season the broth with fish sauce, sugar, and salt to taste. Add the dried shallots, star anise, and cloves to enhance the flavor.
  4. Cut the beef into thin slices and arrange on a separate plate.
  5. Cook the pho noodles in boiling water, remove and rinse with cold water.
  6. Rinse the herbs, cilantro, and turnip and cut the turnip into thin slices.
  7. Arrange the beef, pho noodles, and vegetables in a bowl, pour in the broth. Add a little pepper, chili powder, and some celery for extra flavor.
  8. Enjoy the hot pho with a squeeze of lime and some chili powder.