Pho for two

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Nutritional Info
  • Servings Per Recipe: 2
  • Amount Per Serving
  • Calories: 235.1
  • Total Fat: 7.0 g
  • Cholesterol: 57.9 mg
  • Sodium: 921.7 mg
  • Total Carbs: 15.4 g
  • Dietary Fiber: 5.4 g
  • Protein: 28.0 g

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I love Pho but am never sure how many calories are in the restaurant soup. This is the next best thing. I love Pho but am never sure how many calories are in the restaurant soup. This is the next best thing.
Number of Servings: 2


    3 c Beef broth
    1 tsp Whole anise seed (about 2)
    1 Cinnamon stick
    1 tsp Crushed ginger
    8 oz (1 pakage) Shirataki tofu noodles
    4 oz Beef Sirloin (trim fat)
    1.5 Tbsp Fish sauce
    Dash fresh ground black pepper
    2 c Bean sprouts
    1 c Cabbage, shredded
    0.25 Scallions, chopped
    0.5 c Fresh basil
    0.5 c Fresh cilantro


In a saucepan bring broth, ginger, star anise, and cinnamon to a boil. Reduce heat and simmer for 15 minutes.

Rinse and drain Shirataki noodles well. Pat dry. In a microwave-safe bowl, microwave noodles for 1 minute.
Drain excess liquid from noodles. Dry thoroughly, using paper towels to soak up as much moisture as possible. Cut noodles up a bit using a knife or kitchen shears (if desired). Set aside.

With a very sharp knife cut sirloin across the grain into very thin slices. (For easier slicing, freeze meat slightly first).

Strain broth into saucepan and bring to a boil. Stir in fish sauce and pepper. Add sirloin, sprouts, & cabbage and cook 30 to 45 seconds, or until sirloin changes color. Skim any froth from soup.

To serve, divide noodles into 2 bowls. Ladle soup over noodles. Sprinkle scallion greens, cilantro, and basil over soup and serve with lime wedges, hoisin & sriracha.

Makes 2 servings

I like to top with hoisin (about 35 cal per Tbsp) & sriracha (about 20 per Tbsp). You can use low sodium broth or lower the fish sauce content o lower sodium but I feel it changes the taste. Changing the beef for tofu will also lower the calories a bit.

Number of Servings: 2

Recipe submitted by SparkPeople user ARDUINNA.