vietnamese beef noodle soup


foods of thedas :  TEVINTER

as with most things in tevinter, the food aspires to be effortlessly stylish & oppressively opulent. for those who can afford it, every meal is fine dining, combining rich flavours with expensive ingredients. it is a matter of pride for magisters to be able to transport exotic items to their villas, no matter how far away the source is. the most impressive ingredient, however, is lyrium, which is often mixed with spiced wine or tea at the more decadent parties. being able to acquire these ingredients illustrates wealth & power, and many use this to their full advantage with the tradition of VENDITATI LUCRIS – the offering of food made to a new neighbour, as both a greeting and a statement of superiority. traditional dishes include fugu sashimi, bun bo hue, honey-roasted figs, and red jasmine tea.

Noodle Soups

From classic chicken noodle to a tofu, eggplant and shiitake variation, here are some delicious noodle soup recipes.

Oxtail Soup with Daikon and Ramen Noodles

Oxtail is a popular ingredient in Hawaiian cooking. Roy Choi makes it the base for the broth of his hearty soup and adds plenty of the tender braised meat as well. The soup is also packed with ramen noodles and sliced daikon and leeks, and then garnished with crisp, sweet fried garlic chips.

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Shoyu Ramen

After visiting New York City’s top ramen spots (including Ippudo NY, Sapporo and Momofuku Noodle Bar), Grace Parisi created her dream ramen with a pork-and-chicken-based broth that gets extra depth of flavor from kombu (seaweed) and shoyu (Japanese soy sauce).

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Quick Vietnamese Noodle Soup with Beef

Rocco DiSpirito likes to heat shirataki noodles (a low-calorie noodle made from tofu or a kind of sweet potato) in store-bought chicken broth seasoned with lime juice.

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Five-Spice Short Ribs with Udon Noodles

Chewy udon noodles have a mild flavor that’s wonderful with the delicate spices in this rich beef broth from chef Nobuo Fukuda of Sea Saw in Scottsdale, Arizona, who was an F&W Best New Chef in 2003. Udon is available at Asian markets and some supermarkets, but if you can’t find them, Italian egg noodles are the best alternative.

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Classic Chicken Noodle Soup

This deeply flavorful chicken broth gets its amazing flavor from slow-simmered chicken, plus onion, garlic and loads of parsley.

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Asian Chicken Noodle Soup

Spaghettini is a good stand-in for Asian noodles, but if you can find rice noodles, by all means use them here. Serve the soup in deep bowls with chopsticks or forks as well as spoons. Eat the noodles first then drink the soup in the Asian manner. Or, to use a spoon only and eat everything together, break the pasta into small pieces before cooking.

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Shiitake-and-Swiss-Chard Soup with Hand-Cut Noodles

David Chang flavors this fabulous broth with dried shiitakes; fresh shiitakes intensify the flavor. The highlight: simple noodles thrown in at the end. “They’re based on the udon I learned to make in Tokyo,” Chang says.

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Tofu, Eggplant and Shiitake Noodle Soup

The base for this tofu, eggplant and shiitake katiev (“noodle soup” in Cambodian) is a made-from-scratch vegetable stock with a long ingredient list, including two types of cabbage and dried Chinese mushrooms. To simplify the Cambodian noodle soup, we added fewer vegetables to store-bought vegetable broth.

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The Chinese have considered the shiitake a symbol of longevity for thousands of years; recent research shows that it’s a great source of iron and antioxidants. Here, Nichole Birdsall adds the mushrooms to a soulful recipe passed on to her by her grandmother. “It’s a comfort thing. If I need to feel a family connection, I make that soup,” she says.

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Korean Chicken Soup

Grace Parisi’s exceptionally fragrant soup gets its irresistible aroma from sesame oil.

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Vegetable Turkey Soup with Cornmeal Noodles

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Vietnamese Pork-and-Noodle Soup

In many Asian cultures, long noodles symbolize long life. And in the spirit of that tradition, we’ve left the pasta whole here, to be eaten with chopsticks or even a fork. Of course, if you’re feeling reckless, you can go ahead and break the noodles into smaller pieces before cooking them.

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E.J.’s Vegetable Noodle Soup

In this nutrient-rich soup, the vegetables are cut very small and the flavors are simple. “It’s one of the first dishes I cooked for E.J. and Meril,” says Emeril Lagasse. “It’s great for young kids.”

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Chicken-Barley Soup with Herbs and Egg Noodles

Why settle for just one type of soup when you can have two? Here, chicken noodle meets mushroom barley, coming together to form an incredibly delightful and soothing pot of soup.

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Bok Choy and Rice Noodle Soup with Turkey Meatballs

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Chicken, Broccoli Ramen Noodle Soup

Save the flavor packet from your ramen for another use.

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Gingery Soup with Tofu, Cabbage and Soba Noodles

This comforting soup, made with supermarket staples and fragrant with ginger, is as easy–and almost as fast–to whip up as ordering takeout.

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Thai Chicken and Coconut Soup with Noodles

With its seductive flavors of coconut, lime, ginger, and cilantro, this Thai soup is quickly becoming a favorite across the country. Our version includes enough chicken and noodles to make it a main course. If you like, turn up the heat with more cayenne.

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Slow Cooker Ginger-Beef Noodle Soup

This gingery soup features meaty shiitake mushrooms, shredded beef chuck and chewy Japanese udon noodles.

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Pennsylvania Dutch Chicken Noodle Soup

If you can’t find pot pie noodles you can use wide egg noodles instead.

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Hot and Sour Noodle Soup with Pork

This warming soup really packs a flavorful punch.

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Chicken Noodle and Wild Rice Soup

You can use brown rice instead of wild rice without changing the cooking time for this soup.

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Turkey and Egg Noodle Soup

This noodle soup uses wide egg noodles that thicken the soup to the point of becoming a stew.

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Lemongrass-Scented Noodle Soup with Shrimp

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Fresh Clam and Noodle Soup

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Asian Vegetable Soup with Noodles

The noodles here aren’t cooked in the soup; they’d absorb too much of the liquid. Instead, they’re boiled separately, tossed with sesame oil, and then put into bowls, waiting to be warmed by the hot broth. The bok choy goes into the soup toward the end of cooking, so that a hint of crispness remains.

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Chicken and Shell Noodle Soup with Peas

Small shell pasta cups the fresh peas in this soup making it easy to get every flavor in every bite.

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Creamy Chicken Noodle Soup

For a lighter version of this soup, use half & half instead of the cream.

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Cambodian Breakfast Noodles

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MUNDay Facts :: Tag Game

I got tagged by @itshaejinju and @blindbae. c: Here we go!

Name: Stephicness, AKA Steph

Favorite drink: Watermelon Kickstarts. Or maybe Dr. Pepper.
Favorite Snack: Watermelon or Candy.
Favorite meal: Bun Bo Hue, Vietnamese Spicy Beef Noodle Soup.
Favourite memory: Uh… I won first place in the GMV Awards BBT contest in, like, 2013/14 or so. That was a nice memory~
Favorite tv show: Brooklyn Nine-Nine
Favourite tumblr blog: All of them. cc: I love all ya’ll~

One random fact about you: I’ve been a writer for 9 years, an artist for 10, and a video editor for 11 years now on the interwebs. I feel ooooold.
One random fact about your day: Every day between 9:30 AM and 10 AM, my dog, Snowy, bounds into my room and asks for pets. Today was no exception.
One random fact about your job/school: I graduated a few days ago, actually! Got a Bachelor of Fine Arts degree, with an emphasis on drawing and painting mostly. c: Now I just gotta hunt for a job. lsjkers
One random fact about your favorite tv show: My favorite episode of Brooklyn Nine-Nine is when Holt becomes obsessed with the “Kwazy Kupcakes” game. It’s really relatable.

What is one thing you would sell your soul for: More Ravus Nox Fleuret content in my life. Or maybe a donut. I’m easy to please, to be honest.
If you could only have one outfit for the rest of your life, what would it be: A pair of jeans, a t-shirt, a long cardigan, and my favorite fleece beanie.
What was the last song that got stuck in your head: Let’s Pretend We’re Not In Love by Bowling for Soup
Zombie Apocalypse. What is your weapon of choice: I think bladed weapons are the most effective on the apocalypse setting? So probably a knife and/or short that I’m able to carry somehow.
Did you have a baby blanket? Do you still have it: I think I did have a baby blanket at some point, but that’s long gone by now. My family doesn’t really keep sentimental things except for photographs, unfortunately.
What is your favorite Halloween costume you’ve ever worn: I one time dressed up as a bird-masked gentleman – hat, cape, and everything. I looked quite charming, if I do say so myself~
Beach or Water Park: I actually get really bad anxiety around large bodies of water and deep-zones, so probably the waterpark, where I can just float the lazy river.
Name a song that you dislike: Um… I don’t really dislike songs, though I do find myself squinting in annoyance at intense death metal music sometimes.
What do you think is your spirit animal: Probably a cheetah. Hyperactive one moment, then being lazy the next.
What is the most played song on your MP3/MP4: Uh… My app doesn’t really have a frequently played feature, I don’t think, but I did one time find myself playing Simple and Clean (Ray of Hope Remix) by BROOKLYN x Utada Hikaru alot. I really like that version of it~

Tag six people: UM… @the-littlest-titan, @lisspeed, @heyjealousyyy, @mashimarorabbit, @teruelfxonsuvar, and @thatkanragirl. cc:

Special Beef Noodle Soup

pho bo dac biet aka best soup ever

& yea I’m a brat been craving this since forever…so he brought the take put to me :)

Also I usually get the meat allí more cooked but a min in the microwave and it was perfect 🤗😋

Happy wife happy life 👸🏻😘

Pho Ha, Philadelphia

Our Easter brunch this year was an unconventional yet outstanding one!

We were visiting Philadelphia with some friends familiar with city and they suggested we go and explore the thriving Vietnamese scene here, which we were all too happy to do. At their suggestion, we ended up at Pho Ha, one of Philly’s finest noodle joints…

Just a few blocks past Philly’s famed Italian Market, Pho Ha is located in a strip mall filled with nothing but Vietnamese shops and eateries. The last shop in the strip, Pho Ha was also the busiest, packed on Sunday afternoon!

Given their name, Pho Ha is known mainly for their beef noodles, obviously, so that’s what we started with…

I went with the bowl on the right, special number 13 on the menu…

Rice noodles in a bold beef broth, topped with beef brisket, flank, fatty flank, tendon and tripe…

As you can see, the meats were all meticulously cut so you got pieces of each protein in every bite! Accompanied by a plate of fresh toppings you add as you like…

We also got cha gio spring rolls, which I thought were fried a tad too long, but was told that dark is how they do them here for extra crispiness…

As it was Easter, I felt a nice piece of meat was needed on the table, and since there was no lamb on Pho Ha’s menu, I went with com suon nuong xa, a beautifully grilled pork chop over rice…

Just what the Easter Bunny ordered!

This Philadelphia pho feast served to showcase the ever-expanding diversity of the food scene here and further strengthened my belief that Philly is one of the best food cities in America!


610 Washington Ave

Philadelphia, PA 19147