The Goat Meat Pepper-Soup Pho

Okay guys, I can explain. I apologize for the absence. Due to work, research and food orders. Also, because I finally decided to start shooting videos for my YouTube channel! Apparently, it isn’t as easy as I thought. But Yay!

This recipe, has come a long way, from 2015 when I had my first bowl of Pho with my Vietnamese friend and my Korean professor. Enjoyed it so much I went back there to order a bowl and understand it properly. It happened that I asked another Nigerian if they had tried Pho and the answer was “what is that?” Had me like…


That got me thinking, how do I explain it and I blurted out “it is Asian noodles in flavorful soup”.

This set off a bright idea (or maybe I was just hungry), Pho is good for the cold weather, has meat in it, could be made to be spicy, it’s always in a rich and tasty broth…

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What is the Nigerian equivalent? Pepper Soup! And ladies and gentlemen this was how this came about. Rice Noodles in a Goat meat Pepper soup broth. Nigerian Pho




Rice Noodles

Goat Meat and Tripe

Seasoning Cubes



Ground Pepper Soup spice

Uda (a special seed/pepper soup spice called Negro pepper *stares at camera*)



Red Chiles

Mint Leaves

Garnish: Bean sprouts, red onions, green onions, cilantro, jalapenos and mint leaves


  1. Assemble the infantry, pour a libation to the Nigerian gods, and bow to the Vietnamese gods because you are about to do a fusion of both cultures. Put some respeck on it.source
  2. Cut up your meats in tiny bite sized pieces, remove all the bones, throw in 2 maggi cubes, 2 Tbsp salt, 2 habaneros, 3 Tbsp pepper soup spice, 2 cloves of uda, 4 mint leaves, 2 Tbsp chili flakes, a thumb size of ginger. Add about 4 cups of water and boil till desired softness.
  3. When your meat is cooked to perfection you will see the broth is now a little thicker from the meat flavor and stock.
  4. Slice your garnish items (red onions, green onions, cilantro, jalapenos) very thinly and set aside. These will harmonize (that word sounded cool in my head so I threw it in there) your dish as you eat it.
  5. Bring 3 cups of water to boil, turn off the heat and put your rice noodles in it. Let this stand for 10 minutes.
  6. Plate your dish, noodles in, pour the pepper soup broth over it, arrange your goat meat respectfully on one side, garnish on the other side and bam! You have it.



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