Saturday, August 17, 2013

Banh Mi Pho Bo (Vietnamese Beef Noodle Soup-Spiced Sandwich)

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Since my brother said I was overthinking the Pho Burger with Vietnamese Beef Noodle Soup Spices by making noodle "buns," I also sliced some beef and seasoned it with Pho Bo (Vietnamese Beef Noodle Soup) spices and made a Vietnamese sandwich. Added the usual pho garnishes of cilantro, basil, bean sprouts, and scallions, drizzled some Sriracha and hoisin sauce, and it was pho bo in a banh mi.

Since there was plenty left after dinner with my brother's family, I figured lil' sis and oldest nephew would like to try too. So I packed everything up and drove down to San Diego to share. The verdict? Everyone liked it and I had no leftovers.

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Banh Mi Pho Bo (Vietnamese Beef Noodle Soup-Spiced Sandwich)

For about 4 to 6 sandwiches, you'll need:
1.5 lbs beef, thinly sliced
1 small onion, thinly sliced
1-inch knob ginger, minced
6 cloves garlic, minced
1 tsp salt
2 tsp Nuoc Mam (Vietnamese Fish Sauce)
1 tsp ground cinnamon
1 tsp ground star anise
1/2 tsp ground cloves
1/2 tsp ground black pepper
Vietnamese-French bread or baguettes, toasted

Garnishes:
Cilantro
Scallions
Thai Basil
Bean Sprouts
Sriracha
Hoisin Sauce

In a bowl, add 1.5 lbs of sliced beef, a sliced small onion, a minced 1-inch knob of ginger, 2 minced garlic cloves, 1 tsp salt, 2 tsps fish sauce, 1 tsp ground cinnamon, 1 tsp ground cloves, and 1/2 tsp ground black pepper.

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Mix thoroughly and leave to marinate in the fridge if you wish. Meanwhile, prepare the garnish platter of cilantro, basil, scallions, and bean sprouts.

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When you're ready to cook, put the French bread in the oven to toast.

In a pan on medium-high heat, drizzle a bit of oil and add the marinated beef.

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Saute until fully cooked.

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The garnish platter.

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Stuff the French bread with the pho-spiced beef and add whichever greens you wish. Add a few squirts of Sriracha and hoisin sauce.

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Look, Whiskey, lil' sis' baby wants some too. Too bad he can't have any. He'll just have to settle for some snuggles instead.

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Enjoy!

Other banh mi recipes:
Banh Mi Ca Moi (Vietnamese Sardine Sandwich)
Banh Mi Hot Ga Op La (Vietnamese French Bread with Sunny Side Up Eggs)
Banh Mi Thit Heo Nuong (Vietnamese Grilled Pork Sandwich)
Banh Mi Thit Kho Trung (Vietnamese Braised Pork and Egg Sandwich)
Banh Mi Xa Xiu (Vietnamese Barbecued Pork Sandwich)
Banh Mi Xiu Mai (Vietnamese Meatball Sandwich)

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