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The Pho Fondue

Difficulty Level: Easy
Mild to Medium Spicy
4-6 persons
bouillon
La Fondue Tonkinoise

This exotic and elegant fondue is a tribute to the delicious Vietnamese Pho soup. Savouring its fragrant broth will take you to the other side of the world. Tasty yet light, it is a perfect choice for the warmer season. It goes without saying: the leftovers can be made into a delicious soup.

The recipe below is available in two versions; simplified and traditional, details of which are presented in the Tips section. We hope you will be tempted by this great adventure in the land of flavours!

bouillon
La Fondue Tonkinoise
  • Ingredients

    When using the Evolution Mini, reduce the amount of ingredients by about one-third.

    FOR THE BROTH

    • 4 liters of beef broth
    • 1 ½ cup of Hoisin sauce
    • 1 white onion cut in half
    • 10 x 3mm slices of fresh ginger
    • 1 tablespoon of coriander seeds
    • 3 star anises
    • 2 cinnamon sticks
    • 6 green cardamom pods
    • 3 cloves
    • Salt and freshly ground black pepper to taste

    ASIAN SWEET AND SPICY SAUCE

    • 1 cup of store-bought real mayonnaise
    • 2 large tablespoons of Hoisin sauce
    • 2 teaspoon of Sriracha (or more, to taste)

    INGREDIENT SUGGESTIONS

    • Sliced fondue beef, chicken, shrimp, Asian beef dumplings (in the frozen department of Asian grocery stores), rice noodles blanched for 2 minutes in water before meal, sprouted beans, bok choi, King Oyster mushrooms in rounds, selection of fresh herbs (cilantro, mint, Thai basil), lime wedges, additional spicy sauce to taste.
  • Preparation

    SAUCE PREPARATION

    • Mix the mayonnaise ingredients in a bowl and set aside.

    BROTH PREPARATION (SIMPLIFIED VERSION)

    • Combine all the broth ingredients in a large pot, bring to a boil and let simmer for about 10 minutes to reduce the liquid by approximately one-third.

    MEAL PREPARATION

    • Parboil rice noodles in a generous amount of water and rince them. (They will soak up less broth this way!)
    • Arrange ingredients on serving plates.
    • Strain the broth and pour the required amount into the Fondussimo using a pitcher. Enjoy.

    A few tips

    TRADITIONAL VERSION

    • To enhance the flavours of this dish and give it a more authentic taste, place the ginger slices and the half-cut onion face up on a baking sheet. Burn them slightly with the high-powered broil with the range hood running to avoid triggering your fire alarm. This mild “burnt” taste will add a real depth to the broth!
    • Revive all spices in a pan over medium heat for 4-5 minutes before adding the remaining broth ingredients. This approach will activate their full aromatic potential.
    • This broth is so delicious that you will want to enjoy every drop. We suggest you serve your cooked ingredients in small bowls and top with a little steaming broth for a very successful effect.
    • To give this recipe an extra exotic kick, try adding up to 3 anchovies; they will enhance the salty-umami flavor profile of the broth.