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Offline Lavender

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my pho not sweet
« on: October 10, 2018, 04:16:20 PM »
so I boiled the meat and leg bones to get rid of the scum. then stick everything in the pressure cooker. cooke 15 min then remove the meat and cont to cook the leg bones for 30 min

broth looks amazing. so clear but not sweet.

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Re: my pho not sweet
« Reply #1 on: October 10, 2018, 08:08:15 PM »
Easy fix: i added a can of beef broth, 2 tablespoon of fish sauce and some salt, cooked in pressure cooker for another 45 minutes. Then eat it with a small plate of fish sauce on the side.

Even then I find my pho not as salty as the one in the restaurant. Goes to show how much salt or msg they add.

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Re: my pho not sweet
« Reply #2 on: October 11, 2018, 07:55:05 AM »
I think there is an issue of cooking pho broth in the pressure cooker instead of the traditional way.  It seems to be saltier than usual.  I believe it's because of the scum from the meat and bone dissolving into the broth.  Traditional broth you have to skim the scum out every few minutes.  Also the fast cooking process does not fully extract all of the ingredients from the bone in order for it to meld into the broth.

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Re: my pho not sweet
« Reply #3 on: October 11, 2018, 03:49:38 PM »
My second bowl after the fix was really good. Much better than restaurant pho. I don't use neck bones. I use leg bones b/c I like to eat the bone marrow. Can't wait til dinner for another delicious bowl.


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