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Let me introduce you to another great street food wonder of Vietnam! Bun Cha, Hanoi’s spaghetti and meatballs, is the perfect quick-and-easy summer noodle dish with Asian-spiced pork patties that are fresh off the grill. Brooke, Recipe Hunter

Brooke Jackson-Glidden, NoshOnIt Recipe Hunter

THE RECIPE

Bun Cha (Vietnamese Grilled Pork Meatballs)

Time to pig out, Vietnamese style

Escape to Southeast Asia with this street food classic. Bun Cha, Vietnamese meatballs with a zesty, garlicky dipping sauce served over thin vermicelli noodles (aka rice noodles), is a lighter, Asian, gluten-free alternative to spaghetti and meatballs. Juicy and a little sweet, the meatballs in this dish are grilled as opposed to baked or sauteed, which add a surprising smokiness to the overall dish.  The brightness of the lemon and fresh herbs contrast with the savory richness of the pork, fish sauce and vermicelli for a heavenly and unbelievably summery bowl of noodles. Not to mention, this dish is easy and fun for a quick and flavorful midweek meal. With Asian street food this easy, there’s no reason you shouldn’t pig out.

THE CHEF

Katerina Wright

Product Manager & Food Blogger

Katerina Wright

Although I’m formally trained, my cooking style is very much about at-home practicality and comfort. I love creating recipes inspired by my Asian and European travels that spoil my family and use produce from my garden.

Who says international cuisine has to be complicated? Katerina of Daily Unadventures in Cooking is a professionally trained home cook with an extensive travel background, but her cooking and writing style is utterly laid back and fun with just a touch of elegance. A little sarcastic but always to-the-point, Katerina allows her readers to choose their own “unadventure” as they explore her recipe index, whether it’s mastering the basics, dipping a toe into intermediate international cuisine or diving head-first into culinaria. With straightfoward approaches to your favorite restaurant dishes, Katerina transforms “I could never do that!” into “Let’s rock this.”

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THE TIP

3 Ways to “Grill” Indoors Without Having a Grill

If you live in a home where you can’t have an actual grill, here are 3 ways to get close to that smoky, charred flavor without stepping outside:

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