In my family, chicken pho isn’t as popular as beef pho. I definitely would choose beef over chicken any day. However, chicken pho is so much easier to make than beef pho and only take 1/3 of the time. For those reasons, I still make chicken pho pretty often.
A couple years ago, a friend of mine mention having pho ga kho and how much she enjoyed it. I thought it was a great idea because this way we can switch things up a bit with pho ga. I love hu tieu kho more than the soup version, maybe I will like the dry version of pho ga more than the soup version as well. Plus I love eating dry noodle because we can add a lot of veggies and herbs to your bowl.
It’s really simple, you pretty much just make a pot of pho ga like usually. The only thing you will need to do extra is come up with a sauce. This was the part where I had a little trouble with in beginning because at the time I’ve never had pho ga kho before. I had to rely solely on my friend’s description. I played around with the sauce several time and a lot of time it came out pretty similar to the my hu tieu kho sauce. During my recent trip to Vietnam, I had the opportunity to try this dry chicken noodle dish from Da Nang. Instead of pho noodles, they used an egg noodle similar to lo mein. It was so delicious that we kept going back to eat it several times a week! I fell in love with the sauce, it was sweet and more soy base.
Please refer back to my Pho Ga recipe.
Shredded chicken from Pho Ga
Pho noodle/egg noodle
Pho ga broth (as a side)
1. I like putting my veggies(bean sprout/lettuce) at the bottom of the bowl.
2. Add noodle of choice on top of veggies.
3. Add shredded chicken on top veggies.
4. Spoon enough sauce(sauce recipe below) into your bowl.
5. Top everything with herbs of choice, fresh minced chili, and fried shallots.
6. Squeeze some fresh lime juice and stir everything together.
7. Enjoy with some broth on the side!
4 tablespoon of olive oil
1 cup of soy sauce
2 cup of pho ga broth
1/4-1/3 cup of brown sugar (depending on how sweet you like your sauce)
1. Combine all ingredients in a pot.
2. Heat up all the ingredient until they marry together and the sauce has reduce a bit.