1. Soak noodles in cold water for 10 minutes. Drain.
In a soup pot bring two quarts fresh water to a boil.
Add drained noodles and cook seven minutes at a
rolling boil, stirring occasionally until noodles are
tender. Rinse noodles under cold running
water and set aside.
2. Divide noodles among 4 to 6 large individual serving
bowls. Arrange thinly sliced raw beef, scallions,
onion, and cilantro on top.
3. Pour boiling hot broth to cover noodles and serve
immediately. The boiling broth will cook the thin
slices of beef from raw to rare.
4. Pho is always accompanied by bean sprouts,mint,
basil leaves, culantro and chile pepper.
Serve with lime and lemon quarters, fish sauce,
hoisin sauce and hot chile sauce.