Another favorite dish from Hue City, the Bun Thit Nuong or Vietnamese Cold Noodle Salad with Grilled Pork. In my personal opinion, this Hue street food is by far the healthiest in all the Hue local food. Plus, one of the easiest one to prepare. I mean, comparing it to Bun Bo Hue which is tedious. So I did some research on the best and simplest way to make one and wrote this Bun Thit Nuong Recipe: Vietnamese Cold Noodle Salad with Grilled Pork.
1 lb. country style boneless pork ribs, thinly sliced into bite sizes
3 garlic cloves, finely chopped
1 green onion, finely chopped
1 lemongrass, only tender part, finely chopped
2 Tablespoons fish sauce
1 Tablespoon sauce
1 Tablespoon sugar
1/4 teaspoon black pepper
In a large mixing bowl, combine pork and all the seasonings, set aside and let it marinate for 30 minutes to over night. Best if chilled.
Pre heat the barbecue grill. Add a little oil to the mix. Neatly lay down the meat on the barbecue grill, make sure to turn it every now and then to prevent it from burning.
1/4 cup crushed peanuts
Hoisin or Soy sauce
1/8 cup of Vegetable Oil
On a pot, add oil and minced garlic. Put the heat on medium high. Add soy sauce,fish sauce, liver spread and peanut butter. Mix them well together, to thicken add glutinous flour dissolved in water. Whisk all of the ingredients together in a medium bowl. Set aside. Save crushed peanuts and sprinkle it later when dish is assembled.
Pickled radish and carrots
1 small head romaine lettuce, ripped with hands into bite sizes
Handful of fresh cilantro
Handful of fresh Thai basil
Handful of fresh mint
Handful of bean sprouts
Soak the leafy vegetables in water with a small amount of salt for few minutes and wash. Set aside.
16 oz. rice vermicelli noodles
2 Tablespoons vegetable oil
Depending on your noodles, you may need to boil it from 7-15 minutes. Add a little vegetable oil so it won’t be sticky. Drain and wash it with cold water. Set aside.
In a serving bowl, place a handful of noodles, small amount of each vegetables and pickled radish and carrot. Place pork on top. Pour some peanut sauce and sprinkle with crushed peanuts.