Pho me!I made several modifications, based on taste and availablity. For the condiments, we used red chard, bok choy, bean sprouts, orange pepper, mushrooms, green onions and green beans. I didn't have star anise or chinese 5 spice, so to the broth I added a couple of pinches of cinnamon and a dash of cloves, in addition to the other ingredients.
The noodles needed a bit of cooking, despite soaking with boiling water for half an hour.
It was fun assembling everything first. I couldn't find Sri Racha, which was upsetting because I've heard such good things about it. But I did find a thai chili garlic sauce which is taaaaas-ty!
I realised after that I'd forgotten the basil and cilantro. Oh well, more for my second helping ;)
At first, the soup was very bland despite the chili sauce. But then we discovered that the tastiness must have fallen to the bottom of the bowl because when we used a spoon instead of chopsticks it got more flavourful! By the end, I was really enjoying it!