- chai & coffee
Also available as a Pho Soup Starter Kit with Rice Sticks and Fish Sauce, suitable for gift giving.
I met Chef Nguyen Bui in 2019 when he was working as a chef at the Michelin Star-awarded Rustic Canyon restaurant in Santa Monica.
Our paths crossed when Chef Nguyen discovered our spice samples hiding in storage. It wasn’t long before Rustic Canyon became a customer and the chef and I became fast friends.
Recently, we decided to team up to launch an authentic pho spice blend using our small-batch spices and Nguyen’s special recipes.
Each Pho Spice tube contains three pre-blended packets along with exclusive recipes by Chef Nguyen for Phở Gà (Chicken Pho) and Phở Bò (Beef Pho). Or feel free to use the blend with your own recipes.
Chef Nguyen’s authentic mix showcases our beautiful Star Anise, Black Cardamom, Clove, Coriander Seed, Fennel Seed, Ceylon Cinnamon, and Ginger. The spices are expertly toasted and blended. The aroma is otherworldly.
For the pho recipes, Chef Nguyen incorporated secrets he learned while growing up in the kitchen surrounded by his mom and aunts. He filtered time-honored techniques through his own culinary aesthetic.
The result? Nguyen calls his pho a “best-of family mash-up.” We call it authentic and delicious.
Chef Nguyen’s recipes are easy to follow, but you’ll want to carve out plenty of time to make a delicious pho. These are not instant soups. You’ll need to be around for a few hours to simmer the broth.
For those who aren’t familiar with pho, here’s a little primer.
We normally ship within 1-2 business days after receiving your order.
Saturdays, Sundays, and holidays are not business days for us. We need some rest too. ;-D
We put together a Shipping FAQs page if you’d like more details on what to expect.
Due to the pandemic, FedEx is no longer guaranteeing 2 Day service, though they should arrive more quickly than other options. Remember, Overnight and 2 Day items require one business day processing time, but we will ship these out first each day.
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Don’t like flavor of spices
Like the real thing, but only at home! I could not believe the authentic taste when I made my first batch. And the smell! Divine! I am a repeat customer & have been spreading the word about your company. Thank you for providing this fine spice pack complete with instructions.
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I simmered homemade, organic turkey stock/broth with these spices for two hours (plus the singed onions, as per instructions, then added quite a bit of sriracha. It is SPECTACULAR. I haven’t even bothered to use it for actual pho with noodles, etc - just having it to sear out my throat when I felt a cold coming on. Thank you! I gave it to six people for Christmas.
I have been looking for quality individual spices to make my own pho spice blend, but have been unsuccessful. I stumbled upon Reluctant Trading's pho spices and decided to give the blend a try. I made the best pho of my life with these spices. I am Vietnamese American and have tried everything, and these spices just blew me away with their quality and freshness. Thank you Reluctant Trading, I will definitely be buying more!