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Ok, so yeah it might be a little weird that I made this dish right on the cusp of summer, but let me start off by telling you that on the day that I enjoyed this traditional Vietnamese soup, the high for the day was somewhere around 55 degrees and it rained all day. Pho was entirely appropriate and it brought a certain warmth into my soul that no other soup has ever been able to accomplish. Yeah, that's how good.

8 c broth
2 c water
1 onion, chopped
1 bunch scallions, white part only - chopped
6 garlic cloves, chopped
4 whole star anise
a knob or 2 of ginger, thinly sliced
4 whole cloves
1 tsp peppercorns
1 tbsp turbinado sugar
1 lemongrass stalk
2 tsp sriracha (or more)
8 oz rice noodles, cooked

Pour the broth and water into a large pot and bring to a boil. Add the rest of the ingredients except rice noodles. Bring to a boil and then reduce to a simmer. Let simmer for 30 minutes or so. Then strain.In the middle of your serving bowls mound up about a 1/2 c of your noodles and pour around 2 c of…