Hello homemade chicken pho and chicken spring rolls! :)

Today’s culinary creation is homemade chicken pho and chicken spring rolls.

Ingredients for chicken pho: chicken, pho noodles, chicken broth, cilantro, garlic, onion

Ingredients for chicken spring rolls: chicken, cabbage, onion, carrot, green onion, vermicelli, celery

I am a big fan of pho and spring rolls and have frequented different Vietnamese restaurants around town. Today was the first attempt at home of trying to create a homemade version of some my favorite Vietnamese dishes.

First up for the pho was preparing and cooking of the chicken. Even at restaurants, I usually choose chicken over beef. Chicken tends to be leaner and not as fatty. After prep of the chicken, was was boiling the noodles. I made sure to get the pho noodles for this. I found it at a local 99 Ranch market. Once both the chicken and pho were prepared, the soup base was poured over both and the cilantro and onion were added on top.

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As for the spring rolls, I wanted to have vermicelli noodles as one of the ingredients. I am a big fan of Vietnamese spring rolls with vermicelli inside. I also wanted a healthier version of egg rolls and so instead of frying these, I put them in the oven. For about 10 mins at 400F, they came out crispy and tasty. I used sweet chili sauce for the dipping sauce.

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I had a lot of fun creating a homemade version of my favorite Vietnamese dishes. I know it won’t be the last time that this will be made ;).

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