Spicy… hot… soup… 3 words which when combined is total heaven! I always enjoy a nice bowl of hot spicy soup.

Being a foodie and on social media, I get so many ideas of different meals. Over the past week, I noticed numerous pics of ‘Pho’ being shared. It’s a Vietnamese soup consisting of broth, herbs/spices, noodles and meat.

I used the inspiration to create my version of it… here goes…


  • 100g rice noodles or linguine (my preference)
  • 2 cups bok choy, chopped
  • 2 cups spinach leaves
  • 1/4 cup carrots, sliced
  • 2 small onions, sliced
  • 3 cloves garlic, grated
  • 3 cherry peppers, chopped
  • 4 chadon beni leaves, chopped
  • 1 tbsp pepper flakes
  • 2 tbsp olive oil
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 2 tsp low sodium soy sauce
  • 2 tsp sesame oil
  • 2 cups beef broth
  • 1 cup water


  1. Cook noodles according to package instructions.
  2. Heat oil in skillet over medium heat.
  3. Saute onions, garlic, pepper and chadon beni. Add red pepper flakes. The aromas will have your mouth watering!
  4. Add carrots. Cook until tender then add bok choy.
  5. Add, sesame oil, soy sauce, salt, water and broth. Simmer for 2 mins.
  6. In a serving/soup bowl add noodles followed by the broth and veggies.
  7. Garnish with red pepper flake and chopped chive.
  8. Serve hot




My beef broth recipe is pretty simple. In a slow cooker I add the beef scraps and bones together with chopped chadon beni, pepper, garlic, celery and chives. I add enough water to cover the bones/scraps and allow it to cook for roughly 24hours on low heat.

This is a pretty healthy recipe. Broth itself has numerous benefits! For those of you who don’t eat beef, you can replace it with chicken. If you are doing chicken, cooking time for the broth would be much less (roughly 8-12 hours)

I love having this! I add shrimp or fish sometimes to it… I even enjoy it without the noodles at times! Lol


hope you give it a try and send me some feedback… would love to hear from you!


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