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Faux Pho with Tofu

It has been a while since I've posted a recipe. So here's one for Faux Pho with Tofu soup I made Monday after my red eye flight from San Francisco.

A while ago I received a few coupons from Nasoya Brand. I've used their wonton wrappers and tofu before, and this time bought their Chinese noodles and firm cubed tofu to make this soup. The rest was inspired by the Pho Daring Cooks challenge and the broccoli I had sitting in my refrigerator.

This is an incredibly easy soup to make: it is perfect for the cold and rainy weather we are having in DC, and is great for leftovers.

2 star anise
3 cloves
1 teaspoon cumin seeds
2 cups vegetable broth
2 cups water
3 garlic cloves, smashed
1 tablespoon roughly chopped ginger
1/2 onion, roughly chopped
1 orange pepper, sliced
8 ounces firm cubed tofu
1 cup broccoli florettes
2 teaspoons chili sauce
1/2 teaspoon fish sauce
1 tablespoon hoisin sauce
Chinese noodles, cooked per package direction
lime wedges


1. In a heated pot roast star anise, cloves and cumin seeds for a few minutes.

2. Add the liquid, ginger, garlic and onion, bring to a boil, lower the heat and simmer for 20 minutes. Strain the liquid and put back into the soup pot.

3. Add the rest of the ingredients (other than noodles and lime wedges) and cook for 5 minutes.

4. Adjust the seasoning.

5. Add noodles to a soup bowl and cover with a few ladles of the liquid, tofu, and vegetables.

6. Serve with a lime wedge.


The Duo Dishes said...

There are a lot of good flavors in here with the hoisin, star anise and and spice from chili sauce. Sounds like it'd be nice for this chilly weather here too.

Jhonny walker said...

incredible...I love pho..and this one is loaded with goodies...


Unknown said...

Hey, these are awesome photos, great colour :D

Veggie Belly said...

perfect! looks so good! im curious as to how different this tasted from the 'real' pho you made?

Gera@SweetsFoodsBlog said...

Great colors and for sure this soup has an excellent taste Olga..the better part is easy :)

rivka said...

great pics!

pigpigscorner said...

Lovely flavours! The pictures are beautiful.

♥peachkins♥ said...

I love tofu in soups!

Sasha said...

Tofu is just one of those things I never learned to like...except in Miso Soup...but Broccoli I love : )

P.S: You don't like the Neelys?? But why?

Anonymous said...

I would have love this soup today, what a dreary weather we are having!

Dewi said...

Love Pho, but never really made it at home. Your version look sounds delicious.

The Blonde Duck said...

My husband would love that!