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Bun Cha Recipe

Looking for the best healthy Bun Cha Recipe? Our quick & easy Vietnamese minced pork balls with lemongrass are served over a fresh herb rice noodle bowl.
Prep Time25 mins
Cook Time20 mins
Total Time45 mins
Course: Main Course
Cuisine: Asian, Vietnamese
Keyword: bun cha, Bun Cha Recipe, noodle bowl, Vietnamese recipe
Servings: 6
Calories: 686kcal

Equipment

  • Skillet
  • oven
  • Flipper
  • French knife
  • mixing bowl
  • measuring spoons
  • measuring cups
  • whisk

Ingredients

Vietnamese Bun Cha

  • 600 g Minced pork
  • 2 tbsp Fish sauce
  • 4 tsp White sugar
  • 3/4 cup Green onions
  • 2 Garlic cloves minced
  • 4 tsp Lemongrass finely chopped
  • 3 tbsp Vegetable oil

Nuoc Cham Sauce

  • 6 tbsp White sugar
  • 6 tbsp Fish sauce
  • 4 tbsp Rice vinegar
  • 4 tbsp Lime juice
  • 2/3 cup Water
  • 2 Thai red chili seeded and finely sliced
  • 6 Garlic cloves minced

Rice Noodle Bowl

  • 200 g Vermicelli noodles
  • 1 cup Bean sprouts
  • 1 cup Carrots julienned
  • 1 cup Daikon sliced
  • 1 cup Cilantro chopped
  • 1 cup Mint chopped

Instructions

  • In a medium sized bowl whisk together Nuoc Cham ingredients. Set aside.
  • Pour boiling water over rice noodles and soak for 3-5 minutes until al dente. Drain and set aside.
  • Mix Bun Cha ingredients except oil until combined. Shape pork balls into small patties with your hands.
  • Heat oil in a non-stick skillet over medium high heat. Add pork patties and cook for 3 minutes or until golden brown and crispy. Flip, cook 2 more minutes and then remove.
  • Place rice noodles in bowl. Top with a handful of beansprouts, julienned carrots and sliced daikon.
  • Top with meatballs and sprinkle with mint and cilantro.
  • Finish by spooning Nuoc Cham sauce over the noodle bowl.

Nutrition

Calories: 686kcal | Carbohydrates: 86.1g | Protein: 48.6g | Fat: 16.1g | Saturated Fat: 3.9g | Cholesterol: 110mg | Sodium: 2904mg | Potassium: 1248mg | Fiber: 5.7g | Sugar: 29g | Calcium: 141mg | Iron: 7mg