Bun Nem Nuong (Vermicelli with Grilled Pork Patties)

THE RAVENOUS COUPLE
21Ingredients
65Minutes

Ingredients

US|METRIC
  • 2 pounds ground pork (you may mix ground turkey or chicken to reduce fat)
  • 2 heads garlic cloves (peeled; we love the intense garlic flavor but use more or less according to taste)
  • 1/3 cup sugar
  • 1/2 tablespoon salt
  • 1/2 tablespoon pepper
  • 1 package baking powder (Alsa, prefered)
  • 1/4 cup water
  • 1 drop red food coloring (or 1 tsp caramel syrup, optional and found in most Asian groceries)
  • 14 ounces vermicelli noodles (serves about 4)
  • cucumber
  • fresh herbs
  • vegetables
  • fresh mint
  • basil
  • perilla
  • coriander
  • pickled carrots
  • daikon
  • fried shallots
  • roasted peanuts
  • fish sauce (Dipping, nuoc mam cham)
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