Bun rieu cua is a popular Vietnamese noodle soup is a traditional dish and is one of the most popular dishes in Vietnam. It uses fresh noodles, crabmeat, pork belly and shrimp. There are many variations to this recipe but we will be sharing with you our favorite version, which includes all of these ingredients as well as tofu puffs and bean sprouts!
What is bun rieu cua?
Made with rice noodles, crab, ground pork and shrimp. This delicious dish has many variations—bun rieu cua being just one of them! In this recipe we will use shrimp instead of crabmeat in our version of bun rieu cua. Make sure you read about Nurungji if you are into rice.
Called crab and shrimp noodle soup also, because you get both types of seafood in each bowl of this classic Vietnamese noodle soup. We recommend serving it with some fresh herbs like cilantro or Thai basil on top to add some extra flavor!
Asian cuisine, specially Vietnamese are styles of food preparation originating from ancient nations. The history of the country, as well as its geography and ethnic mix, have had a profound influence on the evolution of its cuisine, particularly in its Southeast Asian incarnation. As a result, Vietnamese cuisine varies slightly from region to region, with many regions having their own local variations based on available ingredients and cooking techniques. Have you ever tried Ash Reshteh? If not, here is an easy ash recipe.
Is bun rieu cua vegan?
As your child grows and begins to explore their own food preferences, you may be wondering how to make a vegan noodle soup for them. Bun rieu cua, or Vietnamese noodle soup with crab, is a great option for making sure that everyone at the table enjoys their meal.
- No animal products added
- Low in calories and fat
- Gluten free (if using gluten-free noodles)
Bun rieu cua Ingredients
To make bun rieu cua, you will need the following ingredients:
- Rice noodles (bun)
- Crab meat (ruốc)
- Pork belly (thịt heo quay)
- Onion (đen)
- Tomato (xanh ớt)
- Bean sprouts (dao dong xuong)
How to make bun rieu cua?
Heat a large dutch oven over medium heat and add the oil; once hot add the onions, cook until translucent, and soft, about 5 minutes. Add tofu cubes and continue to cook until they begin to brown slightly on all sides; about 8 minutes total cooking time. With a slotted spoon transfer cooked ingredients into another bowl leaving behind any excess oil or liquid at bottom of pot; set aside for later use when preparing noodles whether its a but rieu cua, pho tai, or misua.
Pour 3 cups water into pot along with fish sauce/soy sauce mixture; stir well then bring pot back up over high heat until it begins bubbling vigorously at edges of pan but not yet boiling (you may need additional water depending on how much moisture was left behind after removing tofu).
Cook noodles according to package instructions then drain well in a colander before returning them back into empty pot now filled with hot liquid from earlier step above where you prepared your vegetables & meat items leaving some room under top so that they don’t float while cooking – this will prevent clumping together when mixing all items together later during serving time!
Once all noodles have been added return lid onto pan then let cook 1 minute longer before turning off heat completely allowing noodles to soak up flavor from broth mixture until ready use when preparing soup! Remove lid from pan then pour broth mixture over top draining back down through holes created by noodles being held upright inside container as best possible without losing too much liquid due.
- 2 tablespoons fish sauce
- 1 teaspoon sugar
Being a popular dish in Vietnam and is often served with rice noodles. It is also known as bun rieu, which literally means “mixed noodle soup.” You can also use other types of protein like chicken or shrimp if you prefer not to use crabmeat. You can also read about kleefrijst (Sweet Rice).
The main ingredients that make up this dish are water, crab shells (or fresh crabs), sautéed onion, garlic and lemongrass along with your favorite vegetables such as cabbage leaves sprigs scallions sliced shallots carrots sliced mushrooms bean sprouts bamboo shoots dried shrimp basil cilantro mint limes chili peppers crushed peppercorns tamarind juice.
Now you know all about this delicious and healthy food, bun rieu cua. If you’re looking for a simple and delicious meal based on your healthy lifestyle, this is it. We hope we’ve given you some inspiration as well as a few tips on how to make your own tasty version of this dish!