Flavorful Shrimp and Vegetables Pho – A Unique Twist on Traditional Beef Broth

Shrimp vegetable pho


Pho, a Vietnamese noodle soup, is a culinary masterpiece celebrated for its rich flavors and aromatic broth. In this recipe, we’ll take a creative twist by introducing “Phở Tôm Rau Cải” – Shrimp and Vegetables Pho with Beef Broth. This fusion of seafood, vegetables, and traditional pho elements results in a delightful dish that captures the essence of Vietnamese cuisine. Follow this recipe to create a unique and delicious Shrimp and Vegetables Pho.


For the Broth:

  1. 8 cups beef broth
  2. 1 onion, sliced
  3. 2-inch piece of ginger, sliced
  4. 2-3 star anise
  5. 2-3 cloves
  6. 1 cinnamon stick
  7. 1 tablespoon sugar
  8. 3 tablespoons fish sauce
  9. Salt and pepper to taste

For the Shrimp and Vegetables:

  1. 1 pound shrimp, peeled and deveined
  2. Assorted vegetables (bok choy, carrots, mushrooms)
  3. Rice noodles, cooked according to package instructions
  4. Fresh herbs (cilantro, basil, mint)
  5. Bean sprouts for garnish
  6. Lime wedges for serving


  1. Prepare the Broth:
    • In a large pot, combine beef broth, sliced onion, ginger, star anise, cloves, cinnamon stick, sugar, fish sauce, salt, and pepper.
    • Bring to a boil, then reduce heat and simmer for at least 30 minutes to allow the flavors to meld.
  2. Prepare the Shrimp and Vegetables:
    • While the broth is simmering, prepare the shrimp by peeling and deveining them.
    • Chop the assorted vegetables into bite-sized pieces.
  3. Cook the Shrimp and Vegetables:
    • In a separate pan, sauté the shrimp until they turn pink and opaque. Set aside.
    • Stir-fry the assorted vegetables until they are slightly tender but still crisp.
  4. Assemble the Pho:
    • Cook the rice noodles according to the package instructions and divide them among serving bowls.
    • Place the cooked shrimp and sautéed vegetables over the noodles.
  5. Pour the Broth:
    • Strain the beef broth to remove solids and ladle it over the noodles, shrimp, and vegetables in each bowl.
  6. Garnish and Serve:
    • Garnish the Pho with fresh herbs, bean sprouts, and lime wedges.
    • Serve hot, allowing diners to customize their bowls with additional herbs and condiments.
  7. Enjoy Your Unique Shrimp and Vegetables Pho:
    • Dive into a bowl of this flavorful and aromatic Shrimp and Vegetables Pho, savoring the harmonious blend of seafood, vegetables, and traditional pho goodness.


Phở Tôm Rau Cải offers a delightful departure from the traditional beef pho, providing a fresh and exciting alternative. The combination of succulent shrimp, crisp vegetables, and fragrant broth makes this dish a perfect representation of Vietnamese culinary ingenuity. Enjoy the vibrant flavors and textures in each bowl of this Shrimp and Vegetables Pho!