January 23, 2013

pho soup with tofu

It's been cold 'round here these last few days.  I must admit I secretly love it.  It's the perfect excuse to build a nest of blankets and pillows on the couch and stay for awhile.

The other reason I love the cold is that I get to make and eat lots of soup. This delicious pho soup, has it all: lots of fresh veggies, lots of flavour, and a little bit of tofu to get your protein.  Plus it's really easy to make and takes practically no time at all.

Here's the recipe!

Pho Soup with Tofu

1.5L stock (chicken or vegetable)
2-3 tbsp sriracha sauce
2 tbsp hoisin sauce
1/2 package medium-hard soft tofu, cut into cubes
bean sprouts, washed
basil leaves, washed
coriander, roughly chopped
green onions, chopped

Pour the stock in a large pot.  Bring to a boil then reduce the heat let the stock simmer.  Add sriracha and hoisin sauce.  You can add more or less srirracha sauce depending on how spicy you like your soup (I like it really spicy).  Add tofu and let it cook for about 10 minutes.

Pour the soup into bowls, then add as much fresh veggies as your heart desires, right into your soup: bean sprouts, basil, coriander and green onions.

I personally love loading up on the basil, I think it makes it takes like real pho.



  1. That looks delicious! I love that your recipies don't have crazy ingredients that no one can find!

  2. I do this too, it's lovely. I also add a star anise while heating up the broth, and some enoki mushrooms at the end :)