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Hmmm, worth a try! Serving: 2 Ingredients: 10 whole star anise 1 cinnamon stick 2 lemongrass stalks, halved through their centres 1 very large thumb of ginger, cut roughly into stalks 2 teaspoons of whole peppercorns 1 heaped tablespoon sugar 2 tablespoons Thai fish sauce 2 cans Baxters beef consomme 800mls water A small pinch coriander A small pinch fresh mint Rice noodles - I like the wide variety for this, however many you like for two 2 sirloin steaks A couple of handfuls of beansprouts Half a red onion, sliced really thinly Groundnut/vegetable oil for frying Sea salt Black pepper METHOD In a large saucepan combine the consomme, ginger, lemongrass, cinnamon, star anise, sugar and fish sauce. Simmer for 20 to 30 minutes with the lid on. When you’re around 10 minutes from the pho being ready, start to cook your rice noodles as per the pack instructions, you need to get the steak cooking at the same time. While the noodles are cooking heat a dry frying pan until it’s very hot, and season your steaks on one side with a scrunch of sea salt and pepper, salt and black pepper before putting them seasoned side down in the pan. Now season the other sides whilst they’re cooking ready for when you turn them. Cook them for 1.5 minutes before turning over. Cook for 1.5 minutes this side then remove them from the pan and set aside on a chopping board. Leave for 5 minutes before slicing thinly with a knife. Strain the noodles and separate them into two large pre-warmed bowls. Ladle the pho into the bowls through a sieve so you just get the clear broth over the noodles. Place the sliced steak over the rice noodles along with a handful each of the bean shoots, red onion, and a pinch of mint and coriander.
@badboy1525 Really? I figured you might be horrified. I know everyone I've explained it to is. LOLOL!
@YinofYang LOL! Thank you for your detailed explanation! Very interesting! :)
@badboy1525 Ahahaha! Well, see it's called as best as I can type it, "Ka kachyol." Something like that. The sick person has to lie on their stomach and the person with the coin, dips it into something like ointment and starts with one line. That person goes over the line, over and over again, until it is bright red against the skin. It is a very painful remedy. I think that's why it works. You're so focused on the pain that you forget you're sick. LOL!
@YinofYang Can you tell me more about that "remedy"? Sounds interesting! :)
@badboy1525 Hahaha, that makes sense and is a good thing. @popcoco98 Um, for hangovers, I'm not sure what we do. I guess if there was something we ate, it would be um, rice soup, not sure what you call it in English. That or we have this "remedy" where you take a coin, dip it in something and then make long red marks down the back.
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