Instand pho and mandoo!

It's not actually homemade homemade!

But having this having this $1 per packet pho to whip it up in 10 minutes is pretty great!   This is my favorite instant pho I get delivered from Emart.  It has 4 packets (4 servings) in each box for less than 4000won.

It comes with the dry soup pack, hot sauce (I mix it with the "plum sauce"), and noodles.

This is the plum sauce I get from Emart.  It's less than 4000won for this small bottle - but it's pretty good.  I use to bring food stuff from the states to save from spending 1.5 times the amount - but it's not so bad these days.  More and more foreign foods are more avail and affordable than before.

Getting back to making the pho,

I cut up (or rip) cabbages - sometimes with onions, kale..whatever you have in your fridge - to boil with the water. 

And of course, MANDOO!!! Add 3-4 pieces to boil with the broth.

So just veggies and mandoo to boil.

It takes about 5 minutes or so for the mandoo to cook - once it looks like it has seeped in the broth - add the noodles and the "dry broth pack".

It takes few more minutes for the noodles to cook.  I don't like over cooking it too much - but that's just like cooking spaghetti noodles - it's your preference how soft you want it!

Of course, at best, it would be best to have local Vietnamese veggies, especially those hardly thick basil and cilantro!  Yumm - but you gotta make do with what you have.  

It's so simple and easy to make.

With veggies and mandoo - it taste good enough to pass as pho ^^  I can opt out paying 9000won or more for restaurant pho here in Korea for this instant/homemade pho any day.

When you live abroad long enough and crave some local food (not really local American) - you have to make do and get creative in your own way. 

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