Saturday, 8 March 2014

Cooking - Vietnamese Noodles ( Banh Uot Cha Lua)

One of my goals for this year was to learn HOW TO COOK! Literally I have no cooking talents or secret abilities - it's square one for me. But this Vietnamese dish was one of the simplest yet tasty dishes I've ever learnt! Thank you Kat for teaching me ♥ I will attempt to replicate this at home and do you proud!!! So here's how to make this yummy dish!
Delicious! 

Ingredients: Serve 2  -
  •  Rice noodles (Banh Uot) - 1 packet 
  • Raw Cucumber - 1 
  • Herbs (mint/coriander/basil) - quantity depends on preference 
  • Condensed Pork [Chả lụa]  
  • Depends on preference - 2cm off 1 roll is how much we cut 
  •  Fried Red Onions - use as much as you like!

 Ingredients for the Sauce [Nước chấm] : 
  •  2 table spoons of sugar 
  • warm to hot water 1/2 bowl to melt sugar 
  • 4 table spoons of fish sauce 
  •  2-3 cloves of finely diced raw garlic 
  • lemon - quarter squeezed or white vinegar

FISH SAUCE :P LOVE THIS! 

Read more for the full method of cooking!


Method: (much science) 

1. Make the sauce [Nước chấm
By placing sugar into a bowl then melting it. Then add all the other ingredients. TRY the sauce before adding the lemon/vinegar then add to taste (it should a fish saucey sweet sauce with a bit of sourness but not too much).
The hardest part = the sauce!
2. Then cut the rice noodles with scissors into 2cm pieces but it can depend of your preference.
RICE NOODLES after I took 10 minutes to unravel.. 
3. Unravel the pieces of noodles then place them into the microwave for 30secs. The time spent in the microwave can depend on how hot you want to serve your noodles. 3. Cut 2cm off the condensed pork. The amount of pork you want to add in is up to you as well!

4. Add in freshly picked and washed herbs. We used mint and coriander from my friends awesome herb garden! The coriander can be picked off my hand while the mint needs to be cut to small pieces.

5. Cut the raw cucumber into thin strips then place into the dish. 6. Add the fried red onions, it doesn't have to measured by hand!

7. Mix everything together with chopsticks! Then SERVE NOMNOMNOM TIME!
FINISHED! :D 

This dish is sooo easy and soo yummy! Maybe cooking isn't so hard after all... :P

♥ Lingfish

38 comments:

  1. That looks so yummy! I love rice noodles.
    GIG LOVE | The Life of Leeshastarr

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    1. Rice noodles are the bomb right? :D

      Learning new ways to look them is so much fun!!

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    2. How did you cook the noodles?
      I have the dry noodle package w/no instructions on cooking time.

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    3. How did you cook the noodles?
      I have the dry noodle package w/no instructions on cooking time.

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  2. looks really yummy! i love Vietnamese rice noodles, so tender and yet still chewy.
    giglove

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  3. It looks.... SO YUMMYYYYY! I think I'm hungry now T_T It looks so good~
    I love rice noodles! We have some menus for rice noodle here, but trying out new menu will be fun! Thank you for sharing this recipe ^_^

    GIG LOVE

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    1. :D no worries! thank you for the comment I shall check out your recipes!

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  5. I also promised myself that I would learn to cook this year although I've not got very far with it. I don't think I've had anything Vietnamese before, look delicious.

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    1. That's ok! you can always start learning now! :D

      This dish is seriously soooo easy! ALL THE BEST!

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  6. You're making me crave for Vietnamese food! I loooveeee Viet food! I can't wait for my trip back to Vietnam this November! Looking forward to seeing Hanoi this time around and eat more food!! :)

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    1. OMG I'm so jealous!! A trip to Vietnam would be amazing! :D

      eat all the food!!

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  7. This looks like a recipe I can handle! I'll definitely try it out for dinner sometime soon.

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    1. It's a really simple and delicious recipe! :D give it a go!! and let me know how you goo!

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  8. Sounds delish. Will try it when I have the time =)) gig

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  9. i am a fan of Vietnamese cuisine.. i like to try this at home!

    - from gig
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  10. i think i have bought this products months ago
    by any chance is another name for this food kua chap?
    it looks yummy
    gig love
    http://angiebeautydiaries.blogspot.com/2014/04/makeup-tutorial-katy-perry-dark-horse.html

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    1. I'm actually not sure ><

      It's soo good!!

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  11. Wow this looks so yum. I love noodles of all kind, so I'll surely try this. <3

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  12. oo you learnt how to cook! *pat on back* looks amazing hun, looking forward to more of your cooking experiments!

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  13. i havent tried any vietnamese food before! i will definitely try and make it since there isnt a restaurant near me

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    1. aww that's a shame! TRY TO MAKE IT !:D

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  14. I'm hungry right now.post to me please dear hehe
    GIG love http://www.unlimitedbeautysecret.com/

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  15. Thank you for the tips and the recipe. I always love vietnamese noodles. The famous on here in Indonesia is Pho24. I think they has delicious pho noodles. I will try to make it.

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  16. so yummy. It's lunch time here now. I can't read more.
    xxx

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  17. hunger alert !!...great post will def be trying this out

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  18. You make me feel hungry! I wish it could be that easy. I need to find ingredients first

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  19. That's a great achievement! Cause I don't know how to cook too haha :p looks so yummy btw!!

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  20. Great recipe ! I also trying to learn to cook and shall give this recipe a try.. haha

    giglove, www.smallnhot.com

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  21. wow look so yummy!!you should cook more!!! speaking bout that been so long since i last cook!

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  22. Great recipes. I would like to taste them
    gig love
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  23. I've yet to try this, but looking at the ingredients it looks really delicious and simple to make. gig

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  24. i love noodles and i think i will surely try thsi recipe. will let u know :)

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  25. I love noodles and Vietnamese are some of my favorites - This looks like a must try dish! Thanks for sharing. <3 GIGLove

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