Vietnamese cuisine is known for its light, fresh and vibrant flavors. One of the most famous Vietnamese dishes is the pork vermicelli bowl, also known as “Bún thịt nướng.” This dish includes grilled pork, vermicelli noodles, fresh herbs, pickled vegetables, and a savory fish sauce dressing. It’s a perfect balance of sweet, salty, sour, and umami flavors in a delicious and healthy meal.
To make the pork vermicelli bowl, you’ll need ingredients like pork shoulder, rice vermicelli noodles, fresh herbs like mint, cilantro, Thai basil, pickled carrots and daikon, and fish sauce dressing. The dish is easy to make and can be customized to suit your taste preferences.
To start, marinate the pork shoulder in a mixture of fish sauce, sugar, garlic, and shallots. Grill the pork until it’s tender and slightly charred. Next, cook the vermicelli noodles according to the instructions and assemble the bowl with fresh herbs, pickled vegetables, and grilled pork. Drizzle the fish sauce dressing over the top, and you’re ready to enjoy a delicious and healthy meal.
This pork vermicelli bowl recipe is perfect for a quick and easy lunch or dinner. It’s a healthy, flavorful meal packed with nutrients and easy to customize. So, let’s get started with the recipe!
Light Pork Vermicelli Bowl Recipe
- 1 pound pork shoulder thinly sliced
- 8 ounces rice vermicelli
- 1 cup mint leaves
- 1 cup cilantro
- 1 cup Thai basil
- ½ cup carrots pickled
- ½ cup daikon daikon
- ¼ cup fish sauce
- ¼ cup sugar
- 3 cloves garlic minced
- 2 small shallots minced
- ¼ cup water
- 2 tablespoons vegetable oil
- Combine fish sauce, sugar, garlic, shallots, and water in a mixing bowl. Mix well until the sugar is dissolved.
- Add the sliced pork to the marinade and mix well. Cover and refrigerate for at least 30 minutes.
- Heat a grill pan or a grill over medium-high heat. Brush the pork with vegetable oil and grill for 3 to 4 minutes on each side or until cooked.
- Cook the vermicelli noodles according to the package instructions. Drain and rinse under cold water.
- Assemble the vermicelli bowls with noodles, grilled pork, fresh herbs, and pickled vegetables.
- Drizzle with fish sauce dressing and serve immediately.