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Bun Cha 1

Bun Cha

  • Author: Raymund
  • Prep Time: 20 mins
  • Cook Time: 40 mins
  • Total Time: 1 hour
  • Yield: 4 1x
  • Category: Main Course
  • Cuisine: Vietnamese

Description

Bún chả is a Vietnamese dish of grilled fatty pork, pork meatballs and vermicelli rice noodles served with raw green leafy vegetables and papaya pickles.


Ingredients

Scale

Grilled Pork

  • 400 g pork shoulder or pork belly
  • 4 cloves garlic, minced
  • 3 shallots minced
  • 1 tsp soy sauce
  • 2 tsp sugar
  • 1 tsp fish sauce
  • salt
  • freshly ground black pepper

Grilled Meatballs

  • 400 g minced pork, 30% fat
  • 4 cloves garlic, minced
  • 2 pcs spring onions, finely chopped
  • 1 tsp soy sauce
  • 2 tsp sugar
  • 1 tsp fish sauce
  • salt
  • freshly ground black pepper

Pickled Carrot and Papaya

  • 1 carrot, shredded
  • 1/2 small green papaya, shredded
  • 1/2 cup cane vinegar
  • 1/2 cup white sugar
  • 1/2 cup water

Dipping Broth

  • 3 cups pork broth
  • 6 tbsp fish sauce
  • 6 tbsp sugar
  • 4 tbsp cane vinegar

Noodles

  • 500 g rice vermicelli, cooked according to packet instructions and served on room temperature
  • cos lettuce
  • spinach
  • Thai basil
  • coriander

Instructions

Grilled Pork

  1. In a bowl combine all Grilled Pork ingredients except for the pork, mix well.
  2. Add the pork and let it marinate for an hour.
  3. Grill pork over prepared charcoal until cooked and lightly charred.
  4. Slice into small bite sized pieces then set aside.

Grilled Meatballs

  1. In a bowl mix using your hand all Grilled Meatball ingredients.
  2. Form into small sized meatballs.
  3. Grill meatballs over prepared charcoal until cooked and lightly charred.
  4. Set aide

Pickled Carrot and Papaya

  1. Combine vinegar, sugar and water, mix well until sugar dissolves.
  2. Add the carrots and papaya, submerge everything in the pickling liquid. Set it aside for 2 hours.

Dipping Broth

  1. Place all broth ingredients in a small pot, heat it but do not boil.

Serving

  1. Place greens on a plate, broth on a small bowl, meats on a separate plate and pickled papaya and carrots on a small platter.
  2. Eat by dipping everything all at once or one by one on the small bowl of broth using your chopsticks.