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 Most of it is out of date and we are losing customer because of it.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.
Salt and Pepper