Bun @ Vietnamese Vermicelli Cold Salad

Recently, I've been served with this delicious cold vermicelli salad by a Vietnamese whom has been married and stay here for more than a year ago. This is a very simple, appetizing and filling meal I ever had so far. It's best to serve at anytime and fast to prepare. They called this as 'bun' in Vietnamese language. Normally, it is served with pan fried shredded pork but today I'll have to go with chicken fillet.



Ingredients :
500gm  dried rice vermicelli, soaked
200-300gm   bean sprout, cleaned
1 cucumber, cut in shreds
1 whole chicken breast fillet, cut in shreds
1 tbsp  sesame oil
1 tbsp light soy sauce
salt & pepper to taste

Ingredients for spicy sauce :
1-1/2 cups  water
150gm   sugar
6  birds eye/red chilies, thinly sliced
1 tbsp  fish sauce
1/2 cup calamansi juice
1 tbsp lime juice
some chopped garlic, optional

Method :
(1) marinade shredded chicken fillet with sesame oil, light soy sauce and salt & pepper. Set aside.
(2) bring a pot of water to boil then place in bean sprouts and let simmer for one minutes. Remove bean sprouts from hot water and soak them in tap water for a few seconds. Then drain and leave aside to cool.
(3) by using the same pot of hot water, boil the soaked vermicelli till cooked, remove them from boiling water once it's done, drain and leave aside to cool.
(4) preheat a frying pan without any cooking oil, stir in marinated chicken fillet and saute till the meat turned brown & dry. Cut the meat into smaller sizes after cooled.
(5) for the sauce, combine water & sugar into a sauce pan and let it boil till sugar is totally dissolved. Off the heat, leave aside to cool completely before adding in other ingredients.
(6) finally put everything together and enjoy.


If you want to enjoy such tasty bean sprout, please spend a little time by removing the roots from the sprouts. Totally worth it! And they look better in this way as well. My Vietnamese friend recommended to use the thick vermicelli (slightly thicker than mine) which taste nicer for this recipe. You have no idea how tasty it is! Hope you guys will love it too!  Oh boy, ONE MORE PLEASE.

Comments

  1. Yes, I always enjoy this Vietnamese noodles, very light and refreshing.

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  2. this looks so delicious. i used to have a calamansi tree in my yard in hawaii and the fruit is so tangy. love the flavor and i couldn't agree more, it's worth the little effort to make the bean sprouts look so pretty especially when they're so fresh!

    thx for a great recipe. xo!

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  3. Yes please I'll take one! Looks so good with those cleaned sprouts, my vermicelli is very thin like yours. Will you clean my sprouts? Hehe! ;)

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  4. I could live on that salad. Love every variation - but your (as usual) is prettier.

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  5. I really enjoy these fresh crisp salads. Awesome!

    Cheers.
    Velva

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  6. I love Vietnamese food! Your salad looks and sounds wonderful!

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  7. Vietnamese food are quite healthy.. not so oily and they take a lot of raw vegetables..

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  8. This is a fantastic dish - love Vietnamese noodles

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  9. I don't think I have tried this noodle dish before. Maybe it has been over-shadowed by the over-popular pho.

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  10. This sounds great. I'm assuming this is rice vermicelli? So nice that you have calamansi there. We used to have a calamansi tree back in the Philippines, but it's not globally very easy to obtain!

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  11. hello Kristy!!!apa khabar?selamat petang.Perut Cm lapar ni ..tambah lapar bila lihat bihun sup seperti ini.Pastinya suami Cm suka menu yang begini....nak cuba juga:)

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  12. 异国料理你也会
    你真厉害:)

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  13. Simple, light, healthy and delicious....mmm. I would love a bowl of it now. So cold here....brrrr. Trust you are well and enjoying your day.

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  14. It is nice that this noodle dish can be eaten cold. That sauce looks mild but it must be spicy with those chili padi in them!

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  15. Yummy! Looks very healthy and delicious that I always love to eat :)

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  16. I have yet to try Vietnamese dishes. This looks good. Oneday I shall try this :) Have a blessed day Kristy !

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  17. lime and fish sauce sounds so good in noodles! thanks, kristy for another nice recipe!

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  18. I would like a bowl of this light and healthy dish to try! I have most of the ingredients-thanks for sharing.

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  19. I like Vietnamese cuisine too, light with a lot of veggies, something like this, healthy and tasty.

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  20. That looks marvelous, Kristy, and very doable. Light and healthy!

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  21. Very light and refreshing. Healthy too!

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  22. Hi Ladies,

    Thanks for visiting and spending your time here with me as usual. Frankly, I was pretty generous with the chilies. I think I would more chilies next time. haha.... Going to blow the heads off for sure! haha....

    Mille Paradis, great to see around.

    Hope you all are having a great day.

    Blessings, Kristy

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  23. Love the way you've tossed the ingredients together.

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  24. My favorite salad. You temp me here :)

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  25. It's light and appetizing. The bean sprouts look extremely fresh and tasty.

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  26. This looks great! I bet it's amazing with duck as well.

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  27. This looks fabulous. I love those noodles. We don't call them vermicelli here. I think our vermicelli is a little thicker and it is not a white noodle. I bet it would be good with this recipe, though.

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  28. Oh boy, this looks so super delicious. I love Vietnamese food. The noodles look very refreshing.

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