The national dish of Vietnam, pho is an aromatic noodle soup that’s traditionally made with beef broth. Here, store-bought vegetable broth is spiked with onion, garlic, and spices for a full-bodied vegetarian alternative.
Chow fun is the Chinese name for rice noodles. We’ve called for fresh noodles here, but if you can’t find them, substitute dried rice stick noodles and prepare according to package directions. The noodles soak up the sauce quickly, so serve immediately.
This easy, one-pot meal uses sturdy staples like carrots, potatoes and onions. Cremini or portobello mushrooms have a firm, beefy texture that holds up well in cooking; you can also add shiitakes or dried wild mushrooms for a deeper flavor.