Faux Pho

I’m a sucker for Sriracha sauce and fresh basil. Also did you know that Hesperia is not a Spanish word as I had originally thought, the town is named for a Greek god.

Submitted By: Shelly Willis

Submitted From: Hesperia, CA


  • 1 package beef ramen
  • 1 package oriental ramen
  • 1 piece star anise
  • 4 cups water
  • Sriracha hot sauce
  • 1 lime
  • leaves from 1 sprig thai basil
  • handful of bean sprouts
  • 1 fresh sliced jalapeno

Put water and star anise in pan and bring to boil. Add noodles from one package of ramen (save the noodles from the other for another use) and cook 3 minutes. Remove the star anise and add seasoning packets from beef and oriental ramen packages. Add the Sriracha sauce, veggies and lime juice to taste. Serves 1.