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Vietnamese Stir Fry Rice Noodles with Beef (Pho Xao Thit Bo) features soft pho noodles, flavorful beef and crisp-tender vegetables. Everything comes together in just 15-20 minutes! An excellent quick and easy dish!
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Vietnamese Stir Fry Rice Noodles with Beef

Vietnamese Stir Fry Rice Noodles with Beef (Pho Xao Thit Bo) is a delicious and easy dish with tender and flavorful beef and soft rice noodles. Everything comes together in just 15-20 minutes!
Prep Time10 mins
Cook Time5 mins
Total Time15 mins
Course: Main Dish, Noodle and Soup
Cuisine: Vietnamese
Keyword: beef noodle stir-fry, pho xao bo
Servings: 2 people
Calories: 341kcal
Author: Sophie


  • 0.5 lb beef (I like flank steak but you can use any beef cuts you like)
  • 1 tablespoon minced garlic
  • 1 teaspoon oyster sauce
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 0.5 lb baby bok choy
  • 1 onion (small or medium)
  • 2 teaspoons fish sauce
  • 2 teaspoons soy sauce
  • 1/3 cup water (or beef stock)
  • 3/4 teaspoon cornstarch
  • dried Vietnamese pho noodle
  • black pepper
  • olive oil


  • Thinly slice the beef and marinate with 1/4 teaspoon of salt, garlic, oyster sauce and freshly cracked black pepper.
  • Trim off the top and bottom of the onion, peel, cut in half and then thinly slice. Cut baby boy chop into shorter pieces. If the stems are large, slice in half lengthwise.
  • Mix together fish sauce, soy sauce, water (or beef stock) and cornstarch to make the sauce. Set aside.
  • Cook dried pho noodle according to package instructions but take it out 1 minute earlier than what is recommended in the instructions. Run it through cold water thoroughly, then set aside.
  • Put a pan over medium high heat. When it's hot, add some oil and the beef. Let the beef cooked undisturbed for about 30 seconds and then start stir-frying. When it is about 80% cooked, transfer to a plate.
  • Add a little more oil to the pan and then add onions and baby bok choy. Quickly stir fry to soften them. 
  • Add rice noodles and beef back to the pan and the sauce. Stir fry and mix well until everything is fully cooked. Adjust seasoning to taste and sprinkle with more black pepper. Transfer to clean plates and serve immediately.


For 2 people, I use about 3.5-4 oz (100-120 grams) dried pho noodles. If you use more or less noodles, adjust the seasonings accordingly.
You can also add other veggies you like besides baby bok choy, such as julienned carrots.


Calories: 341kcal | Carbohydrates: 10g | Protein: 22g | Fat: 23g | Saturated Fat: 9g | Cholesterol: 81mg | Sodium: 1334mg | Potassium: 386mg | Fiber: 2g | Sugar: 4g | Vitamin A: 5046IU | Vitamin C: 56mg | Calcium: 165mg | Iron: 3mg