Vermicelli with Anchovy Sauce – Bun Mam Nem

Vermicelli with Anchovy Sauce- Bún Mắm Nêm

By Helen Le Published: December 2, 2011

  • Prep: 40 mins
  • Cook: 05 mins
  • Ready In: 45 mins

  • Yield: 06 Servings

This is by all means my all-time favorite food. I often joke with my friends that every time I fly home (in Danang), I visit the Bun Mam vendor before visiting my parents. Believe it or not, the joke has been proven true for a few times, LOL. Most stinky foods are addictive for those who can accquire the taste. And this is the case for me.

  • Making the anchovy dipping sauce: in a blender, combine pineapple and water and blend well. Transfer to a bowl. Gradually add in anchovy fish sauce and adjust to your taste. Depending on the saltiness of the anchovy fish sauce, you might need to use about 4-8 tbsp. If needed, add some sugar and lime juice to your taste. (Even when the anchovy fish sauce is labeled as "ready to be served" you still have to follow these basic steps).
  • Heat vegetable oil in a pan and sautee the minced garlic, lemongrass and chili for 1-2 minutes till fragrant. In a separate bowl, add 1 tsp chili/paprika powder, and then pour the hot oil into the bowl. The oil will turn orange-red and aromatic. Add half of this aromatic oil to the sauce. Keep the rest in the bowl.
  • To assemble the dish, add some fresh greens to a large serving bowl. Place the cooked rice vermicelli on top of the fresh greens. Top up with roasted/boiled pork, green papaya/jackfruit, some of the aromatic oil and the sauce. Garnish with peanuts and fried shallots. Stir well and enjoy.

Click here to see an introduction of Bun mam. Đọc bài giới thiệu về bún mắm ở đây.
Click here to see how to make roasted pork belly. Xem cách làm thịt heo quay ở đây.

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