VIETNAMESE GRILLED MEATS WITH NOODLES (HA NOI BUN CHA)

VIETNAMESE GRILLED MEATS WITH NOODLES (HA NOI BUN CHA)

YIELDS: 2 Servings PREP TIME: 15 mins COOK TIME: 10 mins TOTAL TIME: 25 mins 
3 ½ oz lean bacon, cut into ¾” thick pieces  
3 ½ oz minced pork, shaped into small balls 
2 tsp mushroom or chicken bouillon 
1 ½ tsp honey
1 tsp fish sauce 
1 tsp chopped spring onion 
2 tsp chopped garlic 
2 tbsp soybean oil 
Dipping Sauce 
1 tbsp sugar 
3 tbsp warm water 
1 tbsp fish sauce 
¼ tsp salt 
For Serving 
Cooked rice vermicelli noodles 
Sweet chili sauce
Shredded carrot
Green papaya or kohlrabi, cut into flowers and pickled in a bit of rice vinegar, salt, and sugar
Tools 
Large skillet
Cutting board 
Knife
Instant read thermometer
  1. In a medium bowl, whisk together 1 tsp bouillon, 1 tsp honey, 1 tsp chopped green onion, 1 tsp chopped garlic, and 1 tbsp soybean oil. 
  2. Add the lean bacon and let marinate for about 10 minutes. 
  3. In a separate bowl, whisk together 1 tsp bouillon, 1 tsp fish sauce, ½ tsp honey, 1 tsp garlic, and 1 tbsp soybean oil. 
  4. Add the pork meatballs and let marinate for about 10 minutes.
  5. While the meats are marinating, preheat the grill or a large skillet. Grill the lean bacon and pork meatballs until golden brown and cooked to an internal temperature of 160°F.  
  6. For the dipping sauce, whisk together the sugar, warm water, fish sauce, and salt, until the sugar has dissolved. 
  7. Serve the grilled meats with lettuce leaves, fresh herbs, cooked rice noodles, shredded carrots, pickled green papaya, sweet chili sauce, and dipping sauce.

Shop Dads That Cook