About the Dish:
Bun Cha is a traditional Vietnamese dish consisting of grilled pork, vermicelli noodles, fresh herbs, and a tangy dipping sauce. It is a popular street food in Vietnam and is loved for its combination of flavors and textures. The dish is typically served with a variety of condiments such as pickled vegetables, lettuce, and herbs, allowing diners to customize their bowls to their liking. Bun Cha is a refreshing and satisfying dish that showcases the vibrant and aromatic flavors of Vietnamese cuisine.
|Fish sauce||3 tablespoons|
|Fresh herbs (such as mint, cilantro, and Thai basil)||As desired|
|Vegetables (such as lettuce, cucumber, and bean sprouts)||As desired|
- Step 1: Prepare the marinade by combining minced garlic, chopped shallots, fish sauce, sugar, and the juice of one lime in a bowl. Mix well.
- Step 2: Cut the pork shoulder into thin slices or small pieces. Place the pork in a ziplock bag and pour the marinade over it. Seal the bag and marinate in the refrigerator for at least 1 hour or overnight.
- Step 3: Preheat a grill or grill pan over medium-high heat. Remove the pork from the marinade and grill until cooked through and lightly charred, about 3-4 minutes per side. Remove from heat and set aside.
- Step 4: Cook the vermicelli noodles according to package instructions. Drain and rinse with cold water to prevent sticking.
- Step 5: Prepare the dipping sauce by combining fish sauce, lime juice, sugar, minced garlic, and water in a small bowl. Adjust the ingredients to taste.
- Step 6: To serve, divide the cooked vermicelli noodles among bowls. Top with grilled pork, fresh herbs, and vegetables. Serve with the dipping sauce on the side.