Asparagus pho

  • Preparation time: 5 minutes
  • Cooking time: 5 minutes
  • Total time: 10 minutes 10 minutes

Serves: 2


230g bunch asparagus
4 salad onions
1 lime
500g pouch Cooks’ Ingredients Dashi
28g pack coriander, roughly chopped
1 tsp fish sauce (optional)


1. Snap the ends from the asparagus and trim the salad onions. Finely slice both on the slant and set separately to one side. Cut 2 wedges from the lime.

2. Bring the dashi to the boil in a pan then add the asparagus. Simmer for 1-2 minutes, depending on how finely you have cut it, then add the salad onions and cook for a further 1 minute.

3. Stir in the coriander, add the lime wedges and season to taste if necessary, either with fish sauce or salt and pepper. Divide between 2 bowls and squeeze the juice from the lime wedge into the pho as you start to eat it.