Recipe for Hanoi Bun Bao


This is a basic Bun recipe that can easily be made vegetarian by substituting tofu for the beef. Makes enough for four.

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1 pound Beef flank (or tofu/chicken/pork) cut into thin slices
½ thumb ginger julienned
3 cloves of garlic
2 tablespoons water
½ teaspoon sugar
¼ teaspoon salt
2 tablespoons vegetable oil

2 tablespoons soy sauce
½ lb. Dry roasted peanuts chopped fine
bean sprouts – 1 lb.- blanched in hot water
½ head lettuce chopped
herbs – basil, cilantro, mint – ½ cut each


place 2 tablespoons of oil in frying pan – add 2 cloves of chopped garlic. Add beef and fry.

Serve beef and rice noodles, on top put:
bean sprouts
fried onions
add Nuoc Mam (Fish sauce.)

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