Grilled Pork with Rice Vermicelli (Bún Chả), which is a Traditional Vietnamese Food, is popular in North’s area. I had a chance to taste this amazing dish when I visited Hanoi. And until this time, I still cannot forget its stunning flavor.
One of most popular Vietnamese Noodle Recipes in Hanoi Capital is Grilled Pork Balls with Vermicelli (Bún Chả Nướng). This food is served with many types of herbs and specific dipping sauce. When you have a chance to visit this place, make sure you will not miss to taste it. It is sold on Hanoi Streets and really easy to find out. When you ask many Hanoian, they will tell you many delicious popular street food and one of them is here.
If interested in more sophisticated the level of each package is a piece of pork in banana leaves and then grilled, pork pieces will not be more aromatic and burns. Using a shoulder to lean pork dish is a fine choice has strong traditional role as lean meat but no more like ham, pork butt, not soft like this makes the meat finely chopped and then osteopathy, the stronger pieces of pork meat is to use the other part.
But spring is only three pieces of meat used (she left) sliced pork marinated and similar members and gold on the charcoal grill. Depending on each person's taste, they can call the whole piece of pork or pork bun cha members to eat together. Meat pieces are usually filtered out packaging (skin) to the infamous baked and not hard. If you use too lean meats (pork butt, loin) will not tasty when baked dry and hard because the ball Marinated meat after being classified as oblique or blisters, grilled over charcoal.
When cooked meat smell fragrant, and on, for the bowl of fish sauce diluted with a full sweet spices, sour, spicy, with kohlrabi (or green papaya), carrots mixed with vinegar. Finally, you can taste this Traditional Vietnamese Food with vegetables like salad and herbs.
Come and enjoy this Traditional Vietnamese Food when you visited the capital city. I bet you will not forget its flavor from the first time eating this amazing dish. So, just make sure you do not forget to take note this dish on your journey book before visit our beautiful country.
How to make
However, if you still do not have time for traveling to Vietnam, you also can cook one of delicious Vietnamese Noodle Recipes at home. Its flavor is not different when you eat at my country. IF you are ready, please follow my instruction below and let us start cooking right now.
- 400g grinded pork
- Spices to marinate pork: 2 tablespoons honey, ½ teaspoon pepper, 2 tablespoons fish sauce, 1 teaspoon salt.
- Spring onion (use the white part), purple onion
- 1 carrot
- ¼ green papaya fruit
- Dipping sauce: Sugar, fish sauce, vinegar and water with proportion 2:2:1:2
- Vermicelli, ong choy/water spinach, salad, coriander, perilla, Vietnamese balm (kinh giới)
- Bamboo chopsticks, salt, pepper, vinegar, sugar.
Step 1: Smash the white part of spring onion. Peel off the cover of purple onion + slice small.
Step 2: Pour grinded pork into big bowl, marinate all spices you need as I listed above + onions in step 1. Mix well and cover carefully in 5 – 6 hours. Here is the important step to create one of amazing Vietnamese Noodle Recipes.
Step 3: Peel off the cover of carrot. Slice small. Peel off the cover of green papaya fruit, slice small as well. Mix sliced papaya with carrot into small bowl. Add a little salt want wait in 10 minutes. Use your hands to press out all water. Next, soak them with a little sugar, vinegar until they have a little sweet and sour flavor.
Step 4: Making dipping sauce: boil the water and sugar. Wait to get cold, add more slowly fish sauce, vinegar and season to suit your flavor. Next, add more minced garlic and chili.
Step 5: Soak bamboo chopsticks into cold water. With this step, these sticks will not be burnt when grilling. Next, chop in half for each one.
Step 6: Clean all vegetables with water added a little salt in 2 – 3 times. Then, clean again in fresh water.
Step 7: Separate mixture pork in step 2 into small balls. Next, press thinly and stick around chopstick.
Step 8: Bring to grill until their faces turn brown yellow and spread the fantastic flavor.
Finally, you just finished one of amazing Vietnamese Noodle Recipes for yourself and family. When serving, add a little mixture carrot and papaya into dipping sauce, sprinkle a little pepper on face of sauce to increase its specific flavor. You should eat grilled pork when it is still hot. Eating with vermicelli, dipping sauce (soak grilled pork into this sauce) and vegetables is the popular way of Hanoian. Good Luck for your Cooking and have a good appetite.