Low carb Pho Bo
Easy Phở Bo (Keto; Paleo)
Delicious, fragrant Vietnamese phở bo using konjac / shirataki noodles. An excellent, easy, fresh dish coming in at 6.9g carbs per hearty serving.
Low carb Pho Bo
Easy Phở Bo (Keto; Paleo)
Delicious, fragrant Vietnamese phở bo using konjac / shirataki noodles. An excellent, easy, fresh dish coming in at 6.9g carbs per hearty serving.
  • CourseMain Dish, Soup
  • CuisineVietnamese
Servings Prep Time
2people 5minutes
Cook Time
Servings Prep Time
2people 5minutes
Cook Time
  • 400g konjac noodles(2 portions) noodle shape
  • 1TB olive oil
  • 2 rump steaks(approx. 130g / 4.6oz) each
  • 2 star anise
  • 2 cinnamon sticks
  • 2tsp whole black peppercorns
  • 2 whole cloves
  • 2tsp whole coriander seeds
  • 750g beef stock(best-quality)
  • 1 thumb-size piece fresh gingerpeeled and sliced
  • 1tsp fish sauce
  • 1 limejuice of
  • 40g bean sprouts
  • 1 red chilithinly sliced
  • generous handful mint leaves
  • generous handful coriander leaves
  1. Remove the konjac noodles from the packaging and rinse very well under cold, running water. Do not be alarmed by the strange smell – just keep rinsing. And when you think you have rinsed it enough – rinse some more! Place the noodles into a pan of simmering water over low heat while you make the pho.
  2. Heat the olive oil in a separate pan and once hot, sear both sides of the steaks until browned. Remove and set aside to rest.
  3. Using a non-stick, deep-based pan, toast the star anise, cinnamon sticks, peppercorns, cloves and coriander seeds until fragrant. Pour in the beef stock and add the sliced ginger. Bring to the boil, then reduce to a simmer for 3-4 minutes. Remove the pan from the heat and allow the stock to infuse for 10 minutes.
  4. Strain the fragrant broth (discarding all the whole spices and ginger) into a clean pan and place on a low heat. Stir in the fish sauce and lime juice.
  5. Drain the warm noodles and divide between two bowls. Pour the broth into the bowls.
  6. Slice the steaks thinly and add to the bowls. Top each bowl with bean sprouts, sliced chili, mint and coriander leaves.
  7. Tuck in and ENJOY! (NOTE: The hot broth will ever-so-slightly partially cook the steak strips. If the idea of eating uncooked meat like this doesn’t sit well with you, simply fry the steaks until done to your liking and slice after at least 10 minutes of resting before adding to the broth.)
  8. The full macro-breakdown (and allergens) can be found further down this page (keep scrolling), as well as the link to PIN THE RECIPE (for those on Pinterest).
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Low carb Pho Bo

Macro Details per serving
9.7%      Carbs
43.7%    Protein
46.6%    Fat

Nutritional Information per serving
Calories                         285Kcal / 1192kJ
Fat                                  15g
of which saturates       6.1g
Carbohydrates             6.9g (for my US readers, these are what you refer to as net carbs. See below*)
of which sugars           2.9g
Fibre                               8.7g
Protein                           31g

*Note for US readers: The recipes on this site show the carbohydrates which should be counted on keto (in this case: it’s 6.9g). Here in the UK, our nutritional breakdown information displays a carbohydrate count that has already had the dietary fibre subtracted (and displayed separately) – and it’s indicated this way throughout the site. In short, you need not subtract anything further.

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