Pho Broth – Spanner Crab Style

Spanner crab broth with mushrooms and corn Pho
Our version of the Vietnamese classic
Serves 2 large bowls or 4 smaller bowls

  • 150 gram packet raw Fraser Isle Spanner crab meat
  • 1 litre chicken stock, store bought is fine, get a quality liquid stock
  • small handful coriander stalks and stems
  • 5 dried shiitake mushrooms
  • 1 thumbsize piece of ginger, peeled and sliced
  • fish sauce to taste
  • 100 grams rice noodles, soaked in boiling water, drained
  • 6 oyster mushrooms, sliced
  • 6 shiitake mushrooms, sliced
  • small handful enoki mushrooms
  • 1 cob fresh corn kernels
  • sliced red chilli
  • fresh lime
  • coriander leaves

For the broth, simmer stock, coriander stalks, dried shiitake mushrooms and ginger for 1-2 hours. Strain and season with fish sauce to taste, keep hot.

In the base of your serving bowls, divide the noodles, mushrooms and corn. Add the raw Fraser Isle Spanner crab meat. Bring the broth to the simmer and then ladle or pour into the serving bowls. Serve alongside sliced red chilli, lime wedges and coriander leaves.

Pho broth 1

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