Vermicelli noodles topped with your favorite veggies and Vietnamese lemongrass chicken. Laced with Nuoc Cham, the famous dipping sauce that’s served with everything in Vietnam.
Prep Time 1hour10minutes
Cook Time 1hour10minutes
Total Time 20minutes
1.5lbchicken thigh fillets
1/2sliced of medium-size onion/shallot
1stalk of lemongrasstrimmed and chopped
1 1/2tspdark soy sauce
1 1/2tbspfish sauce
Nouc Cham (Vietnamese Sauce):
1small garlic clovefinely chopped
1Thai red chilifinely chopped
1/4cupfresh lime juice
Vietnamese Noodle Bowl Toppings:
7ozdried vermicelli noodles
5cupsiceberg lettucefinely sliced
A handful of mint leaves
A handful of cilantro/coriander
Sliced red chilioptional
Prep the Marinade:
In a blender, combine sugar, garlic, shallots, and lemongrass and process to a fine mixture. Then, add the pepper, soy sauce, fish sauce, and oil. Blend to combine well to get that smooth texture.
Place the chicken in a ziplock bag, pour the marinade mixture. Toss and turn to coat the chicken well. Seal the ziplock bag and marinate for about an hour or refrigerate up to 24 hours (recommended).
Grill the Chicken:
Once ready to use, let the marinated chicken sit at room temperature or 30 minutes to remove some chill before grilling.
Preheat a grill to medium-high. Grill the chicken for 6-8 minutes turning them on both sides or until cooked.
Nick with a knife to test the doneness and transfer to a plate once ready.
Nuoc Cham Sauce:
In a bowl, combine all the ingredients and stir well to dissolve the sugar. You can adjust the spiciness, the sweetness and lime according to your taste. Set aside for 20 minutes to let the ingredients mend together.
Soak the vermicelli noodles in hot water (or check the package instructions). But I cooked the vermicelli for 7 minutes as per package instructions. Drain and rinse in cold water to stop the noodles from sticking together.
Arrange the noodles in a bowl, top with the toppings and the sliced chicken. Drizzle with the Nuoc Cham sauce (2-3 tbsp or more according to your taste) and serve with lime wedges.
Vermicelli Noodle Bowl | Bun Ga Nuong Recipe
Amount Per Serving
Calories 756.71Calories from Fat 302
% Daily Value*
Saturated Fat 8.23g51%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.