With a little experience in cooking, you can create one of delicious Vietnamese Noodle Recipes like Egg Noodles with Char Siew (Mì Trứng Xá Xíu) like mine.
Egg Noodles with Char Siew (Mì Trứng Xá Xíu)
It is not easy, but not difficult if you can concentrate on my instruction to cook one of amazing Vietnamese Noodle Recipes, especially in weekend. Now, are you ready to follow step by step my process below? Let us start cooking right now.
700g pork bones
20g pickled white radish
1/6 bowl dried shrimps
1 grilled onion (cut in half)
500g pork belly (no bone)
Dried egg noodle
Bean sprout, spring onion, salt, sugar, oyster oil, soy sauce
Purple onion (fried)
Quail eggs or chicken eggs (optional).
Step 1: Clean well pork bones in warm water few times. Boil water, soak pork bones into pot about 3 – 5 minutes and then clean again. Wash pickled white radish 2 – 3 times with water to reduce its salty. Then, add pork bones, dried shrimp (soaked in water 5 – 10 minutes), pickled white radish, grilled onion, 1 teaspoon salt, 4 – 5 bowls water and cook in 2 hours. Sometime, use spoon to scoop away its dirty bubbles to make broth more clear. For me, this step is always the most important step to create many stunning Vietnamese Noodle Recipes.
Step 2: Clean pork belly, marinate with 1 tablespoon oyster oil, 1 tablespoon white sugar, 1 teaspoon salt, 1 teaspoon soy sauce, mix well and wait in 3 – 4 hours.
Step 3: Heat the pan, add oil, minced garlic; purple onion and fry until they are fragrant. Next, add pork belly into pan and fry until their faces turn brown yellow. Add more its sauce and 1 bowl of water into pan. Cook until it boils, cover carefully by lib when cooking to help absorbing faster.
Step 4: Sometime in cooking, use chopsticks to change meat’s face to make it cook well. Season again to suit your flavor and cook more 20 – 30 minutes until its broth becomes thicker. When pork belly turns soft, turn off the heat and wait to reduce heat, slice thinly.
Step 5: Boil water, soak egg noodle into pot and wait in 5 minute or until they are soft. Wash again with cold water; add more oil to make sure they will not stuck together.
Step 6: Clean well bean sprout, shallot, spring onion. Slice small spring onion.
Step 7: Cook the broth in step 1 about 1 – 2 hours, season again to suit your flavor.
Finally, you can serve this dish for your family meal. Before eating, add a little egg noodle on bowl, arrange some slice pork belly, shrimps (optional), quail eggs or chicken egg (optional), spring onion, shallot on top and scoop a little broth. Then, add a little pepper, chili paste, dried purple onion to increase its flavor. I suggest you should eat when it is hot. Hope you satisfy with one of amazing Vietnamese Noodle Recipes like this and good luck for your cooking.
From EZ Vietnamese Cuisine Team.