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Best method to hold broth with out it being reduce

post #1 of 4
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Hello Professional,

 

I am taking over my parent old school Pho (Vietnamese Noodle) shop and I want to change the culture and the way they do things. Most of it is out of date and we are losing customer because of it.

 

I heard that there is a machine that hold my Pho broth at the temp I want without it being reduce. Are there any such thing? With Pho,  you have to serve the broth hot enough to cook the rare thin sliced of round beef in a few seconds. So the way we do it is to let the Pho broth shimmer and when someone order we bring it to a boil and then pour it into the bowl of Pho. The problem with doing this is ONE: it will reduce the broth and we have to keep adding to it which makes it inconsistent in taste TWO: it keeps the customer waiting as a 4-5 minute seems like a life time to them. 

 

I want to know it is possible to eliminate these two problem. If not eliminate, can I reduce the problem. I was thinking about having the broth kept in a warmer and when someone order, I use a small pot and heat up the amount that I need for that serving. 

 

I don't know what else to do. Your expertise will be greatly appreciated.    

 

Thank you,

Salt and Pepper

post #2 of 4

If yu have a steam table, you keep your broth in there.  The temp will be below boiling point, but you just ladle out what you need into your pot on the stove, and it should come to a boil in a few seconds.

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post #3 of 4

Check out a restaurant supply store that specializes in asian restaurants. Pho is much more popular these days so you are most likely not the only one with this problem. There  is probably an insulated warmer built especially for pho broth.

post #4 of 4

just add a bit of water if it reduces, no big deal

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