Pho Bac

Pho Bac

Pho Bac

Beef bones and spices like anise, cinnamon, and cardamom, flavor broth for a rich, heady Vietnamese soup.Todd Coleman

This heady Northern Vietnamese-style beef and rice-noodle version of pho derives much of its richness from beef bones; author Andrea Nguyen prefers the flavorful leg bones from grass-fed cattle. This recipe is based on Nguyen's, and appeared in our March 2011 issue along with Nguyen's story about the original pho, Heaven in a Bowl.