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  •  Gonna print this (2+ / 0-)
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    Loonesta, PeterHug

    and sleep with it under my pillow!

    I have been looking for a recipe I can follow.  When I lived in a larger city, I did not think about it becasue I could just goto Crystal"s place and have the best pho in the world (according to me).  But now! I have to travel 1 1/2 hours to get pho.  I asked at the Vietnamese grocery and they looked at me as if I were asking how to boil water.  My friends are not good at giving directions, let alone recipes instructions.  

    So ... thank you, thank you, thank you!

    •  If I had to give a recipe I guess I'd say use (1+ / 0-)
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      PeterHug

      any bone but watch out for greasy, one can always skim. We've used beef ribs also. I'd use the star anis in proportion too. If making only a gallon maybe half a star. The anise is supposed to be a flavor you don't notice, only by it's absence.

      The noodles are cheap and sold everywhere dry. Just soak, drain, and cook.

      Everything else is to your personal taste. I used to always use basil, now that we don't grow much I never use it.

      The best broth I've had is always very fresh. They get big almost meatless bones from a cow slaughtered that morning and they cook the bones by 5 AM. The broth is clear but silky with a shine to it. Anything left over they pour in the gutter after the lunch crowd.

      I blogged about it here.

       http://laobumpkin.blogspot.com/...

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      by ban nock on Sun Apr 01, 2012 at 03:12:52 PM PDT

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