Wednesday, March 4, 2009

Fast Noodle Soup (Bun Rieu)

I was hungry for some noodle soup but did not want to go shopping for grocery. So I used whatever I have at home. This is quick, easy, and tasty.


1 lb ground pork
1/2 cup dried shrimps
1 bag fried fish balls
1 bag fried tofu (optional)
2 tomatoes
1 egg
1 can chicken broth
1 bag xl rice noodle
1 can crab paste
1 tbsp chopped
2 tbsp oil


1. Cook the noodle in boiling water for 14 minutes or until cook. Drain and rinse with cold water.
2. Add 2 big soup bowl of water in a pot and bring to boil. Add in the can of chicken broth.
3. Chop the meat until very fine. Add in some salt, sugar, fish sauce for seasoning. Mix in 1 egg.
4. In a separate pan, fry the garlic, crab paste, and meat. Pour this mixture in the soup pot.
5. Rinse the fried fish balls and tofu. Add this in the soup pot. Let it simmer and bring to boil. Add in the chopped tomatoes and let it boil again. Now add in 2 tsp salt, 2 tsp fish sauce, 2 tbsp sugar to taste. Add more seasoning if needed.
6. To serve the noodle hot, us a small pot to boil some soup and then add in the noodles. Bring to boil and serve with some chopped scallion.