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Vietnamese Recipes & Cuisines (Rice & Noodles)

Saigon Noodles Recipe

(Pho Saigon)

Ingredients : Serves 4

4 tablespoons

2 tablespoons

1 tablespoon

1

250 g

150 g

300 g

375 g

2 tablespoons

6 cloves

2

200 g

25 g

250 g

6

1 sprig

Soy sauce

Oyster sauce

Nuoc cham sauce

Lime (squeezed and juiced)

Boneless, skinless chicken fillet, cut into bite-sized pieces

Pork fillet, thinly sliced

Raw shrimps, peeled, deveined and halved lengthways

Thick rice noodles

Oil

Garlic, crushed and chopped

Shallots, finely chopped

Bok choi, shredded

Bamboo shoots

Bean sprouts

Asparagus spears, cooked and chopped into 5 cm lengths

Coriander leaves, for ganishing

Method :
  • Mix the soy sauce, oyster sauce and nuoc cham sauce with the lime juice.

  • Divide them between 2 bowls.

  • Put the chicken and pork in one and the shrimps in the other. Leave to marinate for an hour.

  • Cook the rice noodles and set aside in the colander.

  • Heat the oil in a saucepan. Stir fry the garlic and shallots for 30 seconds. Add the chicken and pork with their marinade.

  • Stir and fry until the meats change color.

  • Add the bok choi, bamboo shoots, bean sprouts, shrimps and asparagus.

  • Stir and toss until the shrimps change color.

  • Run warm water through the cooked noodles and separate them. Then, add them to the wok.

  • Stir and fry everything together, adding a little water if the mixture seems too dry.

  • Serve and garnish with coriander (cilantro) leaves.

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