Steaming bowl of Pho Sa Tế with flat rice noodles, rich satay broth, and an assortment of fresh toppings

Phở Sate (Spicy Beef Satay Pho)

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Phở sate / Phở bò sa tế is a delightful spin on pho! Imagine flat rice noodles luxuriating in a flavorful broth, enriched with peanut butter and Vietnamese sate sauce.

It’s a spicy, hearty delight and, best of all, a breeze to prepare compared to the traditional pho.

Steaming bowl of Pho Sa Tế with flat rice noodles, rich satay broth, and an assortment of fresh toppings

If you’re a fan of noodles with a rich and flavorful broth, you’ll definitely would like to try:

🙋‍♀️ What is Phở Sate?

Phở Sate / Phở Sa Tế isn’t a recent invention. It has captured the hearts of Vietnamese cuisine fans in the United States and Canada.

Steaming bowl of Pho Sa Tế with flat rice noodles, rich satay broth, and an assortment of fresh toppings

If you ever have the chance to visit Saigon’s Chinatown (Chợ Lớn), be sure not to miss out on enjoying a bowl of Pho Sate.

Phở Sa Tế like a delightful blend of Vietnamese Beef Pho (Phở Bò) and Teochew’s Beef Satay Noodles (Hủ Tiếu Sa Tế), and surprisingly, this offspring is much easier to whip up than its parents.

Let me paint the picture: flat rice noodles soaking up a broth bursting with the comforting spices of Pho, zesty lemongrass, and the richness of peanut butter. Sounds pretty amazing, doesn’t it?

Some Vietnamese recipes with Chinese influences:

🙋‍♀️ What is Satay?

Satay / sate sauce is a savory condiment with a base of creamy peanut butter. It’s a kitchen staple in Southeast Asian cuisine, especially in Indonesia, Malaysia, Thailand, and Singapore.

I’d like to note that peanut satay / sate is not the same as Vietnamese sate sauce (lemongrass chili oil), another versatile and easy-to-make condiment that should be part of your Asian pantry.

Close-up photo of a jar filled with vibrant red Vietnamese Sate Sauce or Vietnamese Chili Oil, showcasing its rich and spicy aroma. The sauce is made from crushed chili peppers, lemongrass, garlic, and other flavorful ingredients, adding a delightful kick to Vietnamese cuisine.
Vietnamese Sate Sauce

🍜 Ingredients

For the broth:

ingredients for pho sa te: chicken bone, peanut butter, Vietnamese sate sauce, beef

Chicken bones: While beef bones are the traditional choice, they require more time to extract that rich umami flavor. If you’re short on time, you can opt for store-bought chicken broth.

Peanut butter: An essential ingredient for that signature satay flavor.

Vietnamese sate sauce: You can easily find this at an Asian market or whip it up yourself – this recipe is very simple.

Pho Spices (store-bought or homemade): I used my homemade spices for beef pho, which include:

  • Cinnamon
  • Star anise
  • Dried tangerine peel
  • Black cardamom
  • Peppercorns or white peppercorns
  • Coriander seeds
  • Fennel seeds
  • Cloves
Spices for pho, including: cinnamon, star anise, dried tangerine peel, black cardamom, peppercorns or white peppercorns, coriander seeds, fennel seeds, cloves, onion, ginger and shallot.

Feel free to experiment the ratio and ingredients. Only cinnamon, star anise, peppercorns, and black cardamom are essential, while the others are optional. Be cautious with cloves; they have a potent fragrance.

Additional Pho Flavor: Don’t forget ginger, onion, and shallot to complete that classic Pho taste.

Seasonings: To round it all out, you’ll need salt, rock sugar, chicken powder, and fish sauce.

Corn starch (or Tapioca starch / Potato starch): to make the slurry

For the noodles and beef:

Spicy beef satay pho (Pho Sa Te) is a delightful spin on pho! It's creamy, spicy, hearty, perfect for a chilly day and, best of all, a breeze to prepare compared to the traditional pho.
  • You can go with Pho rice noodles (or any variety of rice noodles you prefer), and egg noodles also work wonderfully.
  • You also need sliced beef and beef balls (if you like).

For the garnish:

  • Mung bean sprouts and thinly sliced onion.
  • Scallions, cilantro and Thai basil: up to your preferences.

📝 Instructions

Prepare the Pho spices:

  • Char the onion, shallot, and ginger (you could broil them in the oven or air fryer/ use an open flame / or char them on a stainless steel pan.)
charred onion, shallot and ginger
  • Toast the spices in the pan. Keep in mind that the larger spices like black cardamom, star anise, or cinnamon will require more time to toast compared to the smaller ones.
toasted pho spices
toasted pho spices
  • Place all the spices in tea bags for easy handling.
pho spices in tea bags

Make the bone broth:

  • Place the bones in a pot and add 1/2 tablespoon of salt. Cover them with cold water and bring the pot to a boil. Allow it to boil for 3 minutes to remove impurities.
parboil chicken bones to remove impurities
parboil chicken bones to remove impurities
  • Drain the bones, rinsing the bones thoroughly with cold water to eliminate any residue.
  • Return the bones to the pot and add 1.6 quart (1.5 liter) of water for every 2.2 pounds (1 kg) of chicken bones. Also, include salt, rock sugar, onion, shallot, ginger, and all the spices. Simmer for 1 hour. After one hour, remove all spices.
Chicken bones and Pho spices in a pot of water
pho broth for pho sate
  • In another small pan, combine the Vietnamese sate sauce and peanut butter. Stir-fry until fragrant, then add this sauce to the broth. Mix until well combined.
stir-fried peanut butter and Vietnamese sate sauce
Pho sate's broth
  • Create a slurry by mixing corn starch with some water, and then pour it into the broth. Cook the broth on low heat for 3 minutes.
pouring slurry to the broth
  • Finally, season the broth one last time with chicken powder and fish sauce to taste (the broth’s flavor should be slightly saltier than your desired taste since it will be diluted once you add the rice noodles).

Assemble:

  • Prepare the Pho noodles following the provided instructions.
  • Blanch the mung bean sprouts, then place them over the rice noodles.
  • Take a portion of raw beef, cook it in a ladle within the satay soup, and then place it on top of the noodles. Pour the broth over the noodles and beef.
cooking raw beef in a laddle
  • To finish, garnish your dish with some chopped scallions, cilantro, and Thai basil. Enjoy!!
Steaming bowl of Pho Sa Tế with flat rice noodles, rich satay broth, and an assortment of fresh toppings

🌟 Helpful Tips

  • You could use store-bought chicken broth to save cooking time.
  • Adjust the broth’s spiciness by adding Vietnamese Sate Sauce to your liking. If you desire a vibrant red broth without excessive heat, you could substitute a portion with Paprika powder.
  • As for toppings, you can switch out the sliced beef for shredded poached chicken, crafting your “Phở Sa Tế Gà” (Satay Chicken Pho).
  • Feel free to experiment with the Pho spices to achieve your preferred flavor, but remember that cloves should be used sparingly; a little bit packs a powerful punch.

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Steaming bowl of Pho Sa Tế with flat rice noodles, rich satay broth, and an assortment of fresh toppings

Phở Sate (Spicy Beef Satay Pho)

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Phở Sa Tế: A flavorful twist on pho! Flat rice noodles in a rich broth with peanut butter and Vietnamese sate sauce. It's spicy, hearty, and much more easier to make than traditional pho.
5 from 1 vote
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 1 hour
Course Breakfast, Main Course
Cuisine Vietnamese
Servings 4

Ingredients
  

Broth

  • 2 lbs chicken bones (1kg)
  • 1.6 quart water (1.5 liter)
  • 3.5 oz smooth peanut butter (100g)
  • 3 tbsp Vietnamese sate sauce (to your taste) (store-bought or homemade)
  • 3 tbsp fish sauce (to your taste)
  • ½ tbsp salt (to your taste)
  • 1 tbsp chicken powder (to your taste)
  • 0.5 oz rock sugar (15g) (to your taste)
  • tbsp corn starch / tapioca starch / potato starch (for the slurry)

Pho spices

  • 1 onion
  • 1 big shallot
  • 3 pods star anises
  • 1 stick cinnamon
  • 1 pod black cardamom
  • ½ tbsp peppercorns
  • ½ tbsp corriander seeds (optional)
  • 1 tbsp fennel seeds (optional)
  • 3 pods clove (optional)
  • 1 piece dried tangerine peel (optional)

Toppings

  • 1.3 lb sliced beef (600g)
  • 0.5 lb beef balls (230g) (optional)
  • 1 pack dried pho noodles

Garnish

  • Mungbean sprouts
  • Thinly sliced onion
  • Cilantro
  • Scallions
  • Thai basil

Instructions
 

Prepare Pho spices for the broth:

  • Char the onion, shallot, and ginger (you could broil them in oven or air fryer / grill on an open flame or char them on a stainless steel pan.
  • Toast the spices in the pan, noting that larger spices such as black cardamom, star anise, or cinnamon will need more time to toast than the smaller ones.
  • Enclose all the spices in tea bags to make them easier to handle.

Prepare the broth:

  • Put the bones in a pot and adding 1/2 tablespoon of salt. Then, cover them with cold water and bring the pot to a boil. Let it boil for 3 minutes to eliminate any impurities.
  • Drain the bones. Then thoroughly rinse them with cold water to remove any residue.
  • Return the bones to the pot and add 1.6 quart (1.5 liter) of water for every 2.2 pounds (1 kg) of bones. Add salt, rock sugar, onion, shallot, ginger, and all the spices. Simmer for 1 hour.
  • After one hour, take out all of the spices.
  • In a separate small pan, combine the Vietnamese sate sauce and peanut butter. Stir-fry until fragrant, then add this sauce to the broth. Mix until well combined.
  • Make a slurry by mixing cornstarch with some water, then pour it into the broth. Cook the broth on low heat for 3 minutes.
  • To finish, season the broth once more with chicken powder and fish sauce to your liking. Keep in mind that the broth's flavor should be slightly saltier than your desired taste, as it will dilute once you add the rice noodles.

Assemble the pho bowl:

  • Cook the Pho noodles according to the instructions provided.
  • Blanch the mung bean sprouts, and then arrange them over the rice noodles.
  • In a ladle, cook a portion of raw beef in the satay soup, and then place it atop the noodles. Pour the soup over the noodles and beef.
  • Garnish your noodle soup with chopped scallions, cilantro, and Thai basil. Enjoy!

Notes

  • To save time, you could use store-bought chicken broth.
  • Tailor the broth’s spiciness by adjusting the amount of Vietnamese Sate Sauce. If you want a vibrant red broth without excessive heat, you can substitute a portion with Paprika powder.
  • For the toppings, you can replace sliced beef with shredded poached chicken to make “Phở Sa Tế Gà” (Satay Chicken Pho).
  • Feel free to play around with the Pho spices to achieve your preferred taste. Just keep in mind that cloves should be used sparingly, as they can add a potent kick even in small amounts.
     
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