Yours truly is in the initial stages of hunting for beef bones with which to make stock. If you know of a good meat market or have a dead cow laying around let me know.
"But Joshua, couldn't you just buy beef stock?" Yes. Yes, I could...but you see dear readers I am going to make phở from scratch, from the ground up. Canned or boxed stock is fine for stews but I've been sorely disappointed by the saltiness of most pre-made stocks (even low sodium stocks taste a bit off to me). So, in order to get quality broth (which is vital to a good bowl of phở) I need quality stock.
I plan to make a Southern Vietnamese styled phở, though once I gain some confidence (as well as gather some ingredients) I will attempt to master phở bắc (Hanoi style) and Bún bò Huế (Huế styled). I realize I should start with phở bắc because - according to most sources - phở was not widely known in southern Vietnam until the 1940s/50s. However, I feel most comfortable with my knowledge of Saigon style and flavour.
Any suggestions, comments, or tips & tricks are very much welcome.
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