Now that you've made Nem Nuong Hanh La (Vietnamese Grilled Pork Patties with Scallions), let's assemble it all together into a Vietnamese restaurant favorite -- bun (Vietnamese rice vermicelli noodle bowl).
Pictured is the nem nuong hanh la with Cha Gio Chay (Vietnamese Vegetarian Egg/Spring Rolls), but it can be any kind of egg rolls you wish, or none at all. Add some vegetables and herbs, and douse everything with Nuoc Mam Cham (Vietnamese Fish Dipping Sauce) and you've got a complete meal in one bowl.
This is really more of an assembly list than a recipe. Add more noodles or meat if you want a heartier meal. Add more lettuce or herbs if you want it to be more of a salad during hot summer months. You can also lay out the components separately and have each person assemble his or her own bowl.
Bun Nem Nuong Cha Gio (Vietnamese Rice Vermicelli Noodles with Grilled Pork Patties and Egg Rolls)
For 4 servings, you'll need:
1 lb bun (Vietnamese Rice Vermicelli Noodles), boiled and drained
Nem Nuong Hanh La (Vietnamese Grilled Pork Patties with Scallions) as pictured in this recipe,
or Nem Nuong (Vietnamese Grilled Pork Patties)
or Nem Nuong Xa (Vietnamese Lemongrass Grilled Pork Patties)
The egg rolls:
Cha Gio Chay (Vietnamese Vegetarian Egg/Spring Rolls) as pictured in this recipe,
or Cha Gio/Nem Ran (Vietnamese Spring/Egg Rolls)
or Gluten-Free Cha Gio (Vietnamese Spring/Egg Rolls)
or Cha Gio Bap/Ram Bap (Vietnamese Corn Egg Rolls)
or Cha Ram (Vietnamese Shrimp Egg Rolls)
Vietnamese herbs such as rau ram (Vietnamese coriander) or tia to (Vietnamese perilla), and mint, cilantro, etc.
Do Chua (Vietnamese Pickled Stuff ie. Carrots and Daikon)
Nuoc Mam Cham (Vietnamese Fish Dipping Sauce)
Boil and drain the noodles.
Pluck and wash the herbs and lettuce.
Make the meats, egg rolls, and fish dipping sauce.
To assemble, place as much noodles as you'd like in a bowl. Add the greens, meats, and egg rolls. Pour as much dressing over everything.
Hmm. This bowl lacks a little color.
Some julienned carrots livened the bowl.
Other noodle bowls:
Bun Cha Hanoi Nem Ran (Vietnamese Hanoi-Style Rice Vermicelli Noodles with Grilled Pork Patties and Egg Rolls)
Bun Thit Heo Nuong, Tom, Cha Gio (Vietnamese Rice Vermicelli with Grilled Pork, Shrimp, and Egg Rolls)
Bun Thit Nai Nuong Xa (Vietnamese Noodles with Grilled Lemongrass Venison
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