So today I give you Poor Chick’s Pho.
1 Maruchan Ramen Noodle Soup Chicken Flavor
2 cups of water
1 tbsp lime juice
2 tsp fish sauce
1/2 tbsp sugar
Pinch of red pepper flakes (optional)
Fixings: Thinly sliced beef, sprouts, cilantro, and sriracha
I boiled 2 cups of water in a saucepan. Once the water was brought to a boil, I added the ramen noodles. I broke up the noodles a bit in the bag before adding them in.
After that I added the sugar, fish sauce, lime juice, and 1/2 of the seasoning packet that came with the ramen.
I allowed this to cook for a few minutes until the noodles became soft.
Meanwhile, I brought out my fixings. I placed the thin strips of beef at the bottom of my serving bowl as shown.
When the noodles were ready and the broth was still hot, I poured it into the bowl and stirred a little to get the beef to cook.
It took a few minutes to get the beef to cook.
After that, I added my fixings and top.
Didn’t forget the sriracha!
This was the second time that I made this. I really liked it. Was it just like pho? Not at all. Will it quench the need for a pho fix. No. However it was a good hot soup that was pho-like, kind of. Also, it was cheap to make and it didn’t take much time to make it either. I would make this again on a cold day.