Spicy vegan Bún bò Huế to kick up your weekendHappy Saturday, friends. Sh…
Spicy vegan Bún bò Huế to kick up your weekend?
Happy Saturday, friends. Sharing one of my family’s favorite noodle soup originated from central Vietnam, Bún bò Huế. The dominant flavor of this soup comes from lemongrass & the red is from chili flakes & annatto seeds. Many thanks to @duyhvu07 for his inspiration & guidance in making this delicious meal.??
Recipe (yields 6 servings)
?Broth Ingredients (wash & cut into big chunks):
~ 1 leek, 1/2 pineapple, 1 medium onion, 1 daikon, 2 carrots, 1 corn, 3 lemongrass (smashed), 1 teaspoon salt
✔️Bring a pot with 3.5 liters water to boil, add above ingredients. Let simmer for at least 2 hours or until all veggies are soft. (Instant pot will shorten cooking time). Using a fine sieve, drain soup into another pot.
?Bún bò Huế seasoning:
~ 2 tablespoons annatto seeds, 1 tablespoon red chili flakes, 1/4 cup finely chopped lemongrass, 1 tablespoon organic sugar, 2 teaspoons mushrooms seasoning, 4 tablespoons oil
✔️In a small pot, heat oil (bubbles will form when you insert a wooden chopstick), add annatto seeds, give it a quick stir – color releases as soon as you add the annatto seeds. Turn off heat & strain into a small bowl. Pour this oil back into the same pot (you may use half if preferred), turn on heat, cook lemongrass until fragrant and add chili flakes. Then stir in sugar & mushrooms seasoning. (I blended the seasoning to get a finer texture)
Add Bún bò Huế seasoning into the soup. Bring soup to boil, season accordingly with salt & more mushrooms seasoning.
~ Rice vermicelli – cook based on package instructions
~ Toppings: pan-fried tofu, Shimeji mushrooms, king oyster mushrooms (cook in soup before serving). You may stir fry them in garlic & shallots before adding to soup
~ Garnishes: Vietnamese coriander, shredded purple & white cabbage, sliced banana flowers, lime, mung bean sprouts, chopped scallions, jalapeno, mint & onion
Place rice vermicelli in a bowl, ladle soup over, add toppings and garnishes. Hope you love this soup. ?
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