AP Studios / Recipe: Homemade Turkey Phớ


What’s better on a cold, rainy day than homemade turkey phớ? It may sound difficult, but with the help of a few key ingredients you can have a hot, delicious bowl of soup in no time. We worked with India Tree to shoot this authentic Vietnamese recipe that incorporates their high quality spices with rice noodles, shredded turkey, fresh cilantro and basil, bean sprouts, scallions, and sliced jalapeno. Try it out and let us know what you think!


Homemade Turkey Phớ


1 jumbo yellow onion, whole and unpeeled
6 cups chicken or turkey broth
4 cups water
1 packet (.75 oz) INDIA TREE Phớ Spice
6 pieces INDIA TREE Candied Thai ginger
10 sprigs cilantro
1/4 cup fish sauce
1 teaspoon INDIA TREE Brazilian Sea Salt
2 cups cooked and shredded leftover turkey or chicken
12 oz dried rice noodles, soaked in warm water for 15 minutes and drained
4 scallions, thinly sliced
2 cups bean sprouts
1/2 cup Asian basil leaves or sweet basil leaves
lime wedges
jalapeno slices
Hoisin or Sriracha sauce


1. Place the onion directly over a gas flame until scorched on all sides (alternately, heat a heavy skillet over high heat, cut the onion in half and scorch the onion in the skillet on all sides.)
2. Transfer the onion to a large saucepan and add the broth, water, Phớ spices, ginger, cilantro stems, fish sauce and salt and bring to a simmer. Simmer until broth is flavorful, about 20-30 minutes. Strain through a fine sieve and return to the pot to remain heated until ready to serve.
3. Bring a second pot of water to a boil. Drop the noodles into the boiling water and drain immediately; divide the noodles between 4 bowls.
4. Add turkey to the noodles. Fill the bowls with hot broth, top with scallions, more cilantro stems, bean sprouts, basil, and jalapeno slices.
5. Serve with a lime wedge and Hoisin or Sriracha sauce.

About the photographer: EJ Armstrong is the chief art and cookie addict at the Black Building. She has thirty years of experience in the visual world, making her the lead nagger, design junky and advice columnist. You can find her on Instagram @avisualist or see more of her photography here.

Posted By: EJ
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