Recipe: Bun rieu – Crab Noodle Soup

Bun rieu - Crab Noodle Soup

By Helen Le Published: May 14, 2011

  • Prep: 10 mins
  • Cook: 20 mins
  • Ready In: 30 mins

  • Yield: 6 Servings

Original Bun Rieu is very complicated and demanding to cook, but today we make a very simple and quick version of this dish at an affordable price, so that everyone can do it at home!

  • In a large bowl, crack the 3 eggs and beat well. Then add 1 can of minced crab in spices and the minced pork and mix well. Season with 1tsp salt.
  • In a soup pot, fry minced garlic and onion with some cooking oil till fragrant. Add the the tomato wedges and 1tbsp fish sauce. Stir well, cover the lid and cook for 3 mins.
  • Then add 1½ liter boiling water and the onion.
  • Add 1tsp salt, 1tbsp tamarind, 1tbsp fine shrimp paste (optional). Scoop the crab meat mixture into the soup pot. The meat is cooked when they float to the surface.
  • To cook the noodles, bring a large saucepan of water to a boil. Add 1tsp vinegar and the noodles. Cook for 3-5 minutes following package instructions. Drain the noodles in a strainer and rinse again with cold water. Then rinse one more time with hot water.
  • To assemble the dish, place a handful of noodles in a bowl, ladle the soup and meat over the noodles. Top with some chopped spring onion and coloring oil if preferred.

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