Rice Noodle with Grilled Pork (Bun Thit Nuong)
Rice Noodle with Grilled Pork (Bun Thit Nuong) is a very tasty street food in Vietnam that any foreign visitor should eat. It’s rice noodle topped with grilled pork, herbs, pickle, peanuts and eaten with fish sauce dip. The receipt is simple but it’s not easy to make a delicious Bun Thit Nuong. Sliced pork or pork on a stick is grilled on charcoal until it’s tender, yellow-brown and smelling. There may be fried spring roll to make the dish more delicious. The sweet and sour dipping fish sauce is a must to eat with Bun Thit Nuong. This food is usually served in big bowl so that dinners can use chopsticks to mix the vermicelli, toppings and fish sauce dip before eating. The highlight is that the dip play off the rice noodle, vegetables and pork. I beg that you’d love this food at your first try.
In Vietnam, we can eat Bun Thit Nuong in the morning, afternoon or evening. It’s a great way to beat the hot because the dish is served with many kinds of herbs, bean sprouts and cucumber. This food is sold on the streets, in the markets, in restaurants and food courts with different prices. It means that all of us, rich or poor love to eat Rice Noodle with Grilled Pork.
Simple receipt for whom living outside of Vietnam:
What you should buy from supermarket? Dried rice noodle, pork belly, vegetables (salad, Vietnamese herbs, bean sprouts…), peanuts, fish sauce, chili…
What we should do?
1/ Boil dried rice noodle in about 4-5 minutes until it’s tender and tough enough. Put it into a colander and soak them in cold water as fast as possible and keep the noodle dry until it’s served. It’s similar to boiling spaghetti.
2/ Ground pork belly, marinate and grill it.
3/ Wash vegetables.
4/ Make fish sauce dip with fish sauce, sugar, chili and lemon.
How is Bun Thit Nuong served?
1/ Put boiled dried rice noodle into a big bowl.
2/ Then grilled pork, vegetables.
3/ Serve the bowl with a small bowl of dipping fish sauce and chopsticks.
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