1/2-4 oz Whole Organic Star Anise Pods With Free Vietnamese Pho recipe
If you order more than 1 they will be combined into 1 bag unless specified
The Star Anise Pod is one of the signature flavors in Chinese Five-Spice blends & Vietnamese pho. It has a mild & fragrant licorice flavor & is best used for Asian inspired dishes or Fall & Winter desert recipes like Ginger cookies or Pumpkin bread pudding. The price listed is for a one ounce package. Please contact me for larger packages.
We will refund any difference on overages of shipping. We are limited with shipping options and if it will fit in a priority shipping flat rate envelope we will ship that way or what ever is cheaper unless specified.
5 pounds beef knuckle, with meat
2 pounds beef oxtail
1 white (daikon) radish, sliced
2 onions, chopped
2 ounces whole star anise pods
1/2 cinnamon stick
2 whole cloves
1 teaspoon black peppercorns
1 slice fresh ginger root
1 tablespoon white sugar
1 tablespoon salt
1 tablespoon fish sauce
1 1/2 pounds dried flat rice noodles
1/2 pound frozen beef sirloin
Sirach hot pepper sauce
thinly sliced onion
chopped fresh cilantro
bean sprouts (mung beans)
sweet Thai basil
thinly sliced green onion
1 thin sliced jalapeno's
Place the beef knuckle in a very large (9 quart or more) pot. Season with salt, and fill pot with 2 gallons of water. Bring to a boil, and cook for about 2 hours.
Skim fat from the surface of the soup, and add the oxtail, radish and onions. Tie the anise pods, cinnamon stick, cloves, peppercorns and ginger in a cheesecloth or place in a spice bag; add to the soup. Stir in sugar, salt and fish sauce. Simmer over medium-low heat for at least 4 more hours (the longer, the better). At the end of cooking, taste, and add salt as needed. Strain broth, and return to the pot to keep at a simmer. Discard spices and bones. Reserve meat from the beef knuckle for other uses if desired.
Bring a large pot of lightly salted water to a boil. Soak the rice noodles in water for about 20 minutes, then cook in boiling water until soft, but not mushy, about 5 minutes. Slice the frozen beef paper thin. The meat must be thin enough to cook instantly.
Place some noodles into each bowl, and top with a few raw beef slices. Ladle boiling broth over the beef and noodles in the bowl. Serve with hoisin sauce and Sriracha sauce on the side. Set onion, cilantro, bean sprouts, basil, green onions, and lime out at the table for individuals to add toppings to their liking.
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- Perishable products (like food or flowers)
- Digital downloads
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Returns and exchange details
Your satisfaction is our first priority if we made a mistake. If it is a food product we can not accept returns but we are willing to meet you half way and refund your money less shipping but only with purchases of items smaller than 4 oz or less. We highly recommend starting with small quantities to make sure you like it.