How to Make Delicious Hanoi Vermicelli

Hanoi vermicelli

Sharing in detail the recipe and how to make Hanoi bun cha, from how to marinate bun cha grilled meat to how to make a delicious bun cha dipping sauce that is no different from famous stores.

Main Ingredients:

  • 1.5kg of fresh vermicelli
  • 300g minced meat
  • 300g pork belly (bacon or lean shoulder)
  • 30g pureed fat
  • Grain salt
  • Seasoning: oyster sauce, cooking oil, ground pepper, fish sauce, colored water, honey, monosodium glutamate, non-spicy chili powder, basil powder (if any)
  • 2 garlic bulbs
  • 4 dried onions

Ingredients for Bun Cha Dipping Sauce

  • 1/3 kohlrabi
  • 1/4 white radish
  • 1/2 carrot
  • 1 bulb of garlic
  • 3-4 chili peppers
  • Fish sauce, sugar, vinegar, filtered water, ground pepper
  • 1-2 branches of coriander (coriander)


Marinated Grilled Meat With Bun Cha

Minced meat in a large bowl with pureed fat, marinated with 1 tablespoon cooking oil, 1 tablespoon color water, 1/3 tablespoon MSG, 1 tablespoon oyster sauce, 1/2 tablespoon honey, 1 /2 tablespoons ground pepper, 1/2 teaspoon fish sauce, and 1/3 teaspoon powdered basil (or cinnamon powder). Finely chop 2 dried onions, 4-5 cloves of garlic, 1 little lemongrass, mix well and let the meat absorb the spices for at least 30 minutes.

Bacon is just squeezed through salt, washed, drained and then cut into large pieces with a thickness of about 0.7-0.8cm.

Then marinate the meat with 1 tablespoon of color water, 1 tablespoon of cooking oil, 1/2 tablespoon of honey, 1 tablespoon of fish sauce, 1/2 tablespoon of MSG, 1/2 tablespoon of ground pepper, 1/ 2 tbsp paprika, 1/3 tbsp soy sauce, and 1 tsp basil (or cinnamon) powder. Chop the onion, garlic and lemongrass and put it in the marinade with the meat. Spread evenly and let the meat absorb the spices for about 30 minutes – 1 hour, similar to the minced meat.

Making Bun Cha Dipping Sauce

Carrots, kohlrabi, radish peeled, washed and then cut into small squares or rectangles, can be trimmed to make the flowers beautiful. Then soak in a bowl of dilute salt water for about 10 minutes to remove plastic and pungent taste. Next, take it out, drain the water, put it in a bowl, marinate it with 1/2 tablespoon of sugar for 5-6 minutes so that these ingredients are crispy and have a milder taste. Finally, drain the water and let it dry.

Garlic, chopped chili, set aside 1 bowl. And to reduce the strong taste of garlic and chili, you can soak garlic with 1 tablespoon of vinegar. When it’s almost time to use, chop the garlic out. This is a small but very interesting tip, helping people not to be afraid of the pungent smell of garlic.

Put 10.5 tablespoons of water in a pot, bring to a boil, then add 2 tablespoons of sugar, stir until the sugar dissolves, then add 2 tablespoons of fish sauce, 2 tablespoons of vinegar. When this fish sauce mixture boils again, cook for about 30 seconds, then turn off the heat, add some ground pepper.

Ladle fish sauce into a bowl, then add carrots, kohlrabi, radish and mince a little bit of tamarind. When eating, depending on the preferences and taste, the user can add garlic and chili later.

Making Grilled Pork Rolls, Grilled Meat

Grilled vermicelli, the best grilled meat is grilled on charcoal. Because at this time, when the fat flows down to the coals, the smoke carrying the flavor of all the marinated spices will stick in and seep back, making the meat more delicious.

However, with the current conditions, especially for families living in the city, it is very difficult to grill meat with charcoal. Therefore, mainly people use air fryers or microwave ovens. Here Denver Pho will guide you how to make grilled pork rolls, grilled meat in an oil-free fryer.

Line a layer of parchment paper or foil on top of the grill, you can poke a few small holes to let the steam out and avoid too much fat depositing while baking. Minced meat into small round balls. Then, depending on the size of the oil-free fryer, you mix minced pork and bacon in it.

Adjust the temperature to 180 degrees for 7-8 minutes, then turn the meat over, continue to bake for another 7 minutes at 180 degrees. However, there is one note, that depending on the type of air fryer, you can adjust the temperature and grilling time accordingly, on average, bake for 8-10 minutes at a temperature of 170-180 degrees.

In addition, one more important note that Denver Pho shared with you when performing the barbecue step. That is, if you have to divide the grill into several times, then in the next time, you should lower the temperature to prevent the meat from burning too much because the pot’s heat is higher than the initial baking time. For example, the first time you bake at 180 degrees, the second time, you adjust it down to about 160 degrees is reasonable.

After the grilled pork chop and patties are done, put them on a separate plate, when eating, cut the grilled pork belly into bite-sized pieces and it’s done.

How to enjoy

Vermicelli should be blanched in boiling water, drained, and placed on a plate when eaten. The accompanying raw vegetables must be picked and soaked in clean salt water, drained, and then chopped.

When eating, scoop up the bun cha dipping sauce into a bowl, add some minced garlic and chili, a few pieces of grilled meat and patties, and then pick up the vermicelli with dipping sauce.

In addition to hash browns and patties, you can prepare fried spring rolls to eat with Hanoi vermicelli, which is also extremely tasty.

So Denver Pho has finished sharing the details of how to make bun cha with bold Hanoi flavor. Wish you all success in applying this method and don’t forget to share the finished product with Denver Pho below this article!