Vietnamese Pho with Tofu

Phở is a popular Vietnamese soup that will warm your insides and delight your taste buds. Enjoy this flavourful vegan version by chef Jimmy.

Serves 2 | Prep time: 15 mins | Cooking time: 20 mins


  • 200g/7oz tofu
  • 2 bok choy
  • 50g/1.8oz bean sprouts
  • 1 carrot
  • 2 stalks fresh coriander
  • 1/2 fresh lime
  • 170g/6oz rice noodles
  • 1 veg stock cube
  • 1 Tbsp spice mix (star anise, cinnamon, clove, coriander seeds)
  • 1cm fresh ginger
  • 1 onion
  • 25g/0.9oz peanuts
  • 4 Tbsp soy sauce (use Tamari for GF)
  • 1 tsp hot sauce (sriracha)


  1. Prep & Cook –  Peel onion, slice in quarters. Slice ginger into 4 pieces. Place saucepan on medium heat with spice mix. Cook for 3 minutes then add onion, ginger, 4 cups of water, stock cube and 2 Tbsp of soy sauce (or Tamari). Bring to the boil then simmer for 15 minutes.
  2. Marinate – Place remaining soy sauce (or Tamari) and sriracha sauce on a plate, mix well. Slice tofu into 1/2cm (approx. 1/4 in) thick squares and place on the plate to marinate. After 4 minutes turn the tofu to marinate the other side.
  3. Cook & Fry – Place rice noodles in a bowl and cover with boiling water. Let sit for 7-8 minutes until cooked. Drain and rinse noodles and set aside. Place fry pan on high heat with 1 Tbsp of oil. Fry tofu on both sides until golden (2 minutes each side).
  4. Prep – Grate carrot. Wash and slice bok choy lengthwise into smaller pieces. Slice lime into wedges. Coarsely slice coriander. Strain the broth through a fine strainer catching the broth in a bowl or pan.
  5. Finish & Serve – Place rice noodles, bok choy, carrot and bean sprouts in a bowl. Gently cover with boiling hot broth. Garnish with fried tofu, peanuts, coriander and a lime wedge.

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Hello, my name is Jimmy. I am the founder and recipe developer of VegMeUp, a vegan meal-kit delivery service in Melbourne, Australia. See all recipes by Jimmy

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