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Easy Pho with Daikon Noodles

An easy Vietnamese pho soup that’s been healthified with daikon noodles and packed-full of veggies. Perfect for slurping on a cold day and easy to customize with your favorite protein.
Course Soup
Cuisine Asian
Keyword asian soup recipe, easy pho recipe, vietnamese recipe
Prep Time 20 minutes
Cook Time 25 minutes
Total Time 45 minutes
Servings 2 servings
Calories 145 kcal


  • 4 cups low sodium vegetable broth
  • 1 cup water
  • 2 Tablespoons fish sauce
  • juice from 2 limes about 3-1/2 tablespoons
  • zest from 1 lime
  • salt and pepper
  • 1 teaspoon ground coriander
  • 1 lemongrass stalk tender inner part only, cut into 2-inch slices
  • 2 red chiles sliced
  • 2 teaspoons minced fresh ginger
  • 2 cloves garlic sliced
  • 12 small shrimp peeled and deveined (omit and use tofu for a meatless version)
  • 1 large daikon radish peeled
  • 1/4 cup packed whole cilantro leaves chopped
  • 2 to 3 green onions sliced
  • 1 white onion sliced thinly

Optional Ingredients:

  • 1/2 block tofu cut into cubes
  • 1 head of baby bok choy chopped
  • 1/2 cup kale chopped
  • 1 cup fresh mung bean sprouts
  • 2-3 Thai basil leaves
  • Sriracha
  • hoisin sauce


  1. Use a spiralizer, julienne peeler or mandolin to turn the daikon radish into noodles.
  2. Bring the water, vegetable broth, fish sauce, lime juice, zest, and coriander to a boil over high heat. Lower to medium and season with salt and pepper. Add the lemongrass, ginger, and chiles. Cover, and simmer for 10 minutes to let the spices infuse the broth.
  3. Toss in the shrimp and cook for about 8 minutes until they turn pink.
  4. Taste for salt and spices; you should have an equal balance of spicy, salty, and sour.
  5. Stir in the daikon noodles and cilantro, and cook for about 2 minutes more, until the daikon noodles are softened. Remove and discard lemongrass and gi5ger slices.
  6. Add bok choy, kale or other veggies to your liking.
  7. Serve the pho hot, garnishing with green onions, cilantro, Thai basil, onion slices, mung beans and Sriracha or hoisin sauce if desired.

Recipe Notes

Adapted from Inspiralized

Nutrition Facts
Easy Pho with Daikon Noodles
Amount Per Serving (1 serving (1/2 recipe))
Calories 145
% Daily Value*
Cholesterol 90mg30%
Sodium 3622mg151%
Potassium 707mg20%
Carbohydrates 24g8%
Fiber 4g16%
Sugar 13g14%
Protein 11g22%
Vitamin A 1565IU31%
Vitamin C 108.9mg132%
Calcium 130mg13%
Iron 2.4mg13%
* Nutrition facts are provided as a courtesy using the WPRM recipe calculator. It is best to make your own calculations to ensure accuracy. We expressly disclaim any and all liability of any kind with respect to any act or omission wholly or in part in reliance on anything contained in this website. Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.