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Pho 101

CindyJ | | Feb 19, 2008 01:04 PM

I'm on the brink of my first attempt at making pho. From everything I've read, it doesn't seem all that difficult or complicated, but if my recipe search is any indication, it appears that there are (at least) two differing opinions regarding the basis for the broth -- chicken or beef. My gut tells me to start with a chicken broth for my first attempt because it's generally more flavorful than beef broth, but there may be some valid reason to start with beef broth instead.

So, I'd love to hear from some pho chefs (not to be confused with faux chefs) with some wisdom and guidance. Also, once the broth recipe is determined, I'd love your recommendations for added ingredients and toppings. Thanks.

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