Ontario Pork Pho

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Ontario Pork Pho

Ontario Pork Pho
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Serves 4

Prep Time:
10 minutes

Cooking Time:
25-30 minutes


  • 1 lb (500 g) lean ground Ontario pork 
  • 1 Tbsp (15 mL) garlic chili sauce 
  • 2 green onions, white and green separated 
  • 3 garlic cloves, minced 
  • 2 Tbsp (30 mL) minced ginger root 
  • 2 Tbsp (30 mL) soy sauce 
  • 1 Tbsp (15 mL) rice vinegar 
  • 6 cups (1.5 L) chicken stock, sodium-reduced 
  • 1 star anise (optional) 
  • 1 carrot, shredded 
  • 1/2 cup (125 mL) sliced mushrooms 
  • 5 oz (150 g) rice vermicelli noodles, dry 
  • 1/2 cup (125 mL) bean sprouts (optional)
  • Thai basil, mint and coriander sprigs 

Cooking Instructions:

  1. In a large saucepan, over medium high heat, brown pork breaking up the meat with a spatula, 5 to 7 minutes. Drain fat. Add chili sauce, whites of green onion, garlic, ginger, soy sauce and rice vinegar; cook for 2 minutes.
  2. Add chicken stock, star anise (if using) and bring to a boil. Add carrot, mushrooms and reduce heat; let simmer for 10 minutes.
  3. Stir in vermicelli noodles and simmer until noodles are tender, about 5 minutes. Ladle into large soup bowls. Garnish with green onions, bean sprouts, Thai basil, mint and coriander.
Nutritional Information
Ontario Pork Pho
1 person serving
Protein 29g
Calories 430
Fat 18g
  Saturated 7g
  Monounsaturated 2g
  Polyunsaturated 4g
Cholesterol 74mg
Sodium 1507mg
Carbohydrate 36g
Fibre 1.5g

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