Bun Thit Nuong (Grilled Pork and Vermicelli Salad)

“Bun thit nuong, BBQ pork with rice vermicelli, is a dish commonly found in American Vietnamese restaurants and is one of my favorite meals. I finally decided to try making it myself and discovered this recipe, making a few tweaks to suit my own tastes.”

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Mix all thit nuong ingredients together. Refrigerate and marinate for at least half an hour.
  2. While meat is marinading, mix nuoc mam ingredients together, stirring until sugar is completely dissolved. Set aside.
  3. Boil vermicelli according to package directions, draining once cooked through.
  4. Remove pork from the fridge and cook using desired method. Grilling over an open flame is best, but I usually cook it on the stove over medium-high heat, then broil it in the oven for a few minutes.
  5. In individual serving bowls, place vermicelli, vegetables, and herbs. Top with pork and chopped peanuts. Drizzle nuoc cham and hoisin sauce on top, as desired. Dig in and enjoy!
  6. Notes: Chicken, shrimp, or even tofu make wonderful substitutions for pork in this recipe.
  7. Use as many or as few of the suggested vegetables and herbs as desired (or even make your own additions!).

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