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Mushroom Pho

Mushroom Pho

Serves 1


40g Close cup mushrooms, stalk removed.

50g Noodles, cooked

1 Bok choy, cut in half

2 Spring onions, finely chopped

1 Red chilli, de-seeded and chopped

20g Green beans, cut in half

10g Basil leaves

3 shallots, finely sliced

1tbsp sunflower oil

For the broth.

Stalks from mushrooms

1 Star anise

½ cinnamon stick

1 Lemon grass stalk, crushed

20g Ginger

2 Garlic cloves

3 Shallot

10g basil stalks

1.5ltr Vegetable stock (made from concentrate)

2tbsp Soy sauce

1tbsp Rice wine vinegar


  1. Firstly, make the broth. In a large saucepan add the vegetable stock, mushroom stalks, lemon grass, ginger, basil stalks, star anise and cinnamon. Bring to a simmer.
  2. Cook the shallot and garlic in a dry pan until nicely charred, add to the stock. Leave to simmer for about 15 minutes. Strain to leave just the liquid, season with soy sauce and rice wine vinegar and leave to one side.
  3. Whilst the stock is simmering. Cook the finely sliced shallots in the sunflower oil until crispy, drain onto kitchen roll.
  4. Place a pan of water onto boil. Cook the green beans for 5 minutes, add the mushrooms and bok choy , cook for 1 minute and drain.
  5. Divide the mushrooms, green beans, bok choy and noodles between bowls. Pour in the broth and top with spring onions, chilli and basil leaves. Serve the crispy shallots on the side.