My dear friend Thao made me phở. The other day she presented me with a phở pack, with broth, raw sliced beef, rice noodles, bean shoots, herbs, chilli, spring onion, lime, soy sauce and instructions.
So today, I simmered the broth, dropped in the beef and noodles, then served it with all the garnishes.
Delicious, and just what I needed on this hot day!
With friends like Thao here in Melbourne, I'm seriously reconsidering my impending interstate move...