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Vietnamese Vermicelli Bowl |

Vietnamese Vermicelli Bowl


Vietnamese Vermicelli Bowl w/ lemongrass chicken (or tofu) served over rice vermicelli noodles, w/ veggies and basil & flavorful Vietnamese dressing, called Nuoc Cham.


  • 1 ½ lbs chicken, tofu or large prawns
  • ½ cup finely chopped lemongrass ( 3 stalks- white part)
  • ½ cup onion or shallots
  • 2 garlic cloves
  • 1 tsp kosher salt
  • 1 tsp sugar
  • ½ tsp ground Chinese five spice
  • ¼ Cup oil
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  • 8 oz vermicelli rice noodles, cooked.
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  • 1 Red Bell pepper -sliced into strips
  • 1 English cucumber, halved and sliced
  • 1 daikon radish- grated or cut into matchsticks
  • generous handful of fresh basil or mint leaves
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  • ¼ Cup fresh lime juice
  • 1 Tble fish sauce ( or make vegan fish sauce…)
  • 2 Tble water
  • 1 Tble sugar
  • 1 red chile- medium spicy


  1. Cut chicken or tofu into long strips ( if grilling) or bite sized pieces if cooking in a skillet or grill pan. Make the marinade. Place lemongrass in a food processor and pulse until very finely chopped….see photo. Add the remaining ingredients- onion, garlic, salt, sugar, five spice, and pulse until finely chopped. Place mixture in a bowl, stir in oil and chicken. Let marinate 30 minutes or up to 24 hours.
  2. Boil noodles (read package directions- normally boil for 2-3 minutes.) Drain, rinse with cold water. Or if you prefer your noodles warm, rinse with hot water. Prep Veggies. Make Dressing- mix lime juice, fish sauce, water, sugar and a few sliced chilies in a small bowl. Set aside.
  3. Pre heat grill. Grill Chicken (or use a grill pan or skillet on the stove) and cook on medium heat until cooked through. Place in a warm oven until ready to use.
  4. Assemble bowls. Place noodles, veggies, fresh herbs, grilled chicken, grouped together in a bowl, Spoon a little dressing over the noodles and veggies. Enjoy!!


  • Calories: 322

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