Lemongrass Beef and Vietnamese Noodles (bun)

2 reviews, 5 star(s). 100% would make again

Ready in 2 hours 30 minutes

Lemongrass Beef and Vietnamese Noodles (bun)


Lemongrass Beef:
2 pounds sirloin tip roast
1/2 cup fresh lemongrass; chopped peeled
1/3 cup shallots; chopped
3 tablespoons fish sauce
1 1/2 tablespoons sugar
1 teaspoon dark sesame oil
1 teaspoon peanut oil
1/4 teaspoon Salt
6 cloves garlic; crushed
2 serrano chiles; seeded and chopped
Cooking spray
For noodles:
2/3 pound small dried rice vermicelli (bun)
2 cups red- or green-leaf lettuce; shredded
1 1/2 cups bean sprouts
1/3 cup cucumber; seeded and cut into matchsticks
1/3 cup green or red perilla leaves; fish mint, or mint leaves, cut into thirds
1/3 cup Asian basil leaves; cut into thirds
(Add other vegetables of your choice (shredded car

Original recipe makes 8



Combine lemongrass and remaining ingredients except cooking spray in a food processor; process until smooth (about 1 minute). Combine beef and lemongrass mixture in a large zip-top plastic bag. Seal and marinate in refrigerator 2 to 4 hours.

Prepare grill.

Remove beef from bag; discard marinade. Place beef on grill rack coated with cooking spray; grill 1 minute on each side or until desired degree of doneness.

Bring a large pot of water to a rolling boil. Add the rice vermicelli and stir gently to loosen them. Cook until the noodles are white and soft but still slightly resilient, about 4 minutes. Drain and rinse under cold running water. Gently fluff the noodles and set them aside for at least 30 minutes. The noodles should be dry and sticky before serving.

Gently toss together the lettuce, bean sprouts, cucumbers, perilla, and basil leaves. Divide the salad mixture among 4 bowls. Top each with one-quarter of the rice noodles. The bowls are now ready for the topping.

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Really good, lots of work but worth it. I served it with nouc Cham.
roses8 5y ago

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schartol 7y ago

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