Pho is delicious, no doubt. But I'm vegetarian, so the usual beef broth is a no-go at our house. However, I've had two great developments on that front:
- First, I impulsively bought this pho "soup starter", to which I added my own noodles & veggies. It was delicious.
- More importantly, while eating the soup I made from that, I had the leisurely tasting-and-eating time to figure out that if you add Chinese five-spice powder, ginger, garlic, and maybe some lemongrass to regular old veggie broth, it's a pretty good approximation to pho broth.