Faux Pa Pho
This soup is one of my loves because you probably have most of what you need in your pantry already, and you don’t have to spend a lot of money on random ingredients you likely won’t use again. Not to mention you can substitute the vegetables, herbs, and meats depending on what you have! The first time I made this I had a bottle of strange, squeezy ginger available. When I made it again I had a bottle of Sparkling Ginger Cocktail in my fridge so I dumped a cup of that in. I love not being exact.
I never used to be good at making soups but then I worked in a kitchen where we had to make a different soup every day and believe me, I got quite good at them.I even began to enjoy the challenge, taking random leftovers from the walk-in and turning them into a delicious soup! I became the soup queen…
This faux pa pho is so yummy! Filled with fresh herbs and citrus flavor you cannot go wrong. Feel free to substitute the herbs although I do recommend following the recipe the first time you make it. If you overdo the soy or underdo the spices, lime, or ginger it will just be another chicken noodle soup with some green stuff in it. But if you follow the recipe, you will achieve faux pa pho bliss.