“ 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 ”
- Birds Eye Chili
- Fish Sauce
- Ground Pork
- Lemon Juice
- Vermicelli Noodles
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.
“ 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. ”
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