Beef noodle pho is the national dish of Vietnam. Fabulous, Asian-style beef stock, chock full of rice noodles, vegetables, spices, herbs and pickles, this dish is a meal in itself. Eating this dish is like being transported to beautiful Mai Chau in northern Vietnam. The recipe that follows is an authentic version of pho, just like the locals would eat.
The beef broth, pickle and the sliced beef should be prepared the day before. Any broth not used may be frozen for later use. This shortens the preparation time on the day that you serve the soup.