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Wholesome, tasty and easy, this vegan pho recipe makes for a great weeknight dinner option. Filled with veggies and aromatic spices, it’s guaranteed to be a new family favourite.

  • Serves4
  • Cook time4 hour 15 minutes
  • Prep time20 minutes, + 5 mins soaking time
Vegan Pho


  • 200g dried flat rice noodles
  • 2 x 200g pkts Thai marinated tofu
  • 1 bunch choy sum, ends trimmed, cut into 4cm lengths
  • 100g bean sprouts
  • Mint leaves, to serve
  • Coriander leaves, to serve

Pho broth

  • 4 shallots, peeled, halved
  • 5cm-piece ginger, peeled, cut into quarters
  • 1 cinnamon stick or quill
  • 2 whole star anise
  • 6 whole cloves
  • 1 tsp black peppercorns
  • 1 large carrot, peeled, halved
  • ¾ cup (20g) dried sliced shiitake mushrooms
  • 4 cups (1L) Coles Vegan Chicken Style Stock
  • 2 tbs soy sauce

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  1. Step 1

    To make the pho broth, place the shallot and ginger in a frying pan over medium-high heat. Cook, stirring occasionally, for 3 mins or until browned. Add cinnamon, star anise, cloves and peppercorns and cook, stirring, for 1 min or until aromatic. Transfer to a slow cooker. Add carrot, mushroom, stock and 4 cups (1L) water. Cover and cook for 4 hours on high (or 6 hours on low).
  2. Step 2

    Use a slotted spoon to remove the shallot, ginger, cinnamon and star anise. Discard. Remove carrot. Slice and return to the slow cooker. Stir in the soy sauce.
  3. Step 3

    Place noodles in a large heatproof bowl and cover with boiling water. Set aside for 5 mins to soak. Drain.
  4. Step 4

    Add the tofu, noodles and choy sum to the slow cooker. Cover and cook for 10 mins or until heated through.
  5. Step 5

    Divide the noodle mixture among serving bowls. Top with bean sprouts, mint and coriander.