Make it with anything you wish! That's the whole point of "thap cam." :)
Banh Cuon Xao Thap Cam (Vietnamese Combination Rolled Rice Noodle Stir-Fry)
For a really big pan, you'll need:
A double batch of my Ultimate Stir-Fry Sauce
1-lb package of plain banh cuon (Vietnamese rolled rice noodles), cut into 2-inch sections
1/4 lb ground pork or other meat of your choice
1 small onion, cut into strips
1 tomato, cut into wedges
1/4 lb green beans, French cut
My Scrambled Egg Omelet
Optional: 1/4 lb cha ca (Vietnamese fried fish paste) or ham, cut into strips.
You can find fresh banh cuon in rolled noodles at most Asian grocery stores for a few dollars. These don't need to be boiled, but if you don't have this where you are, substitute with wide rice noodles or a short pasta such as penne or bowties. Obviously, you'll need to boil them first to soften.
Cut into 2-inch sections. Set aside.
Slice and dice the onion, tomato, and green beans. Set aside.
Make my scrambled egg omelet and set aside.
Now you're ready to put everything together.
Add the ground pork to the pan on medium-high heat. Make a quick batch of my ultimate stir-fry sauce in the pan and stir until the pork is cooked.
Add the fish paste strips if you're using them, and all the veggies and stir again.
Stir until the vegetables have softened to your liking and the sauce is evenly distributed.
Add the eggs and rolled rice noodles.
Plate and serve.
Some recipes where you can use my ultimate stir-fry sauce include:
Banh Bot Chien (Vietnamese Fried Rice Flour Cake)
Banh Cuon Xao Bo (Vietnamese Rolled Rice Noodles Stir-Fry with Beef)
Banh Uot Xao Bo (Vietnamese Wet Rice Noodle Sheet Stir-fry with Beef), Bok Choy, Broccoli, Bean Sprouts, and Spinach
Mi Xao Don Chay (Vietnamese Vegetarian Crispy Chow Mein)
Mi Xao Don Thit Bo (Vietnamese Crispy Chow Mein with Beef)
Pad See-Ew (Thai Rice Noodles with Soy Sauce, Broccoli, Chicken, and Eggs)
Pho Ap Chao Bo (Vietnamese Pan-Fried Rice Noodles Sauteed with Beef)
Yaki Udon (Japanese Stir-Fried Udon Noodles)
1 year ago today, roses from Nikki Polani.
2 years ago today, Char Siu/Xa Xiu (Chinese Barbecued Pork).
3 years ago today, Phoenix Food Boutique - Alhambra and San Gabriel.