Vietnamese Recipes & Cuisines (Rice & Noodles)

Spicy Fried Noodles Recipe

(Mi Xao Gia Vi)

Ingredients : Serves 4-5

300 ml

2 cloves

100 g



1 tablespoon

2 tablespoons

50 g

45 ml

45 ml

3 ml

40 g

175 g




50 g

3 tablespoons

2 tablespoons

2 tablespoons



1/2 teaspoon


Vegetable oil

Garlic, finely chopped

Pork, sliced

Large uncooked shrimps, peeled,

deveined, tails intact

Dried shrimps

Pickled white radish, finely chopped

Bean curd, diced

Lemon juice

Nuoc Mam sauce

Anchovy essence


Rice stick noodles,

soaked in warm water for 15 minutes

and drained well

Eggs, beaten

Bean sprouts

Crushed peanuts

Chopped spring onions

Chopped fresh coriander leaves



Roasted chili powder or flakes

Lemon wedges

Method :
  • Heat the oil in a wok and gently stir-fry the garlic for 3-4 minutes until golden brown. Increase the heat, add the pork and fry for 6 minutes until cooked. Add the shrimps, dried shrimps and pickled radish and continue stir frying for 1 minute.

  • Add the bean curd, stir, reduce the heat and add the lemon juice, Nuoc Mam sauce and sugar, stirring all the while for 3 minutes.

  • Add the noodles and stir the mixture thoroughly for 1-2 minutes. Push to one side and quickly add the beaten eggs. Once they begin to set, stir them, effectively scrambling them. Push to one side.

  • Place most of the bean sprouts and a handful of crushed peanuts, spring onions and coriander over the noodles. Stir these in with scrambled eggs and noodles. Serve on a large plate with little mounds of bean sprouts, peanuts, spring onion, coriander, chili flakes and lemon wedges.

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