Bun Rieu (pronounced “bone real”) is a Vietnamese noodle soup with crab, eggs, tomatoes, and veggies. This dish is rich in nutrition: calcium from the ground crab shells, iron from the congealed pig’s blood, and vitamins and fiber from the vegetables. It’s one of the popular noodle dishes in Vietnam. There are many different recipes on how to make Bun Rieu and every family has their own secret recipe. So today, we will try to make own Bun rieu

How to cook “bun rieu” (quick & simple version)


Bun rieu

Ingredients: (6 servings)
3 tomatoes, 3 eggs, 300g minced pork
1 can of minced crab in spices
1tbsp fine shrimp sauce, 1tbsp tamarind
Thin rice noodle “bún”
1 onion, garlic, spring onion, bean sprouts, fish sauce


How to make bun rieu
Cut tomatoes into wedges
Cut the onion into halves
In a big bowl, beat 3 eggs and mix well with 1 can of minced crab in spices
Add in 300g minced pork and mix well
Add 1tsp salt
In a pot fry minced garlic and onion till fragrant
Stir-fry tomato with 1tbsp fish sauce
Cover the lid and cook for 3 mins
Then add 1½ liter boiling water.
Add onion, 1tsp salt, 1tbsp tamarind, 1tbsp fine shrimp paste
Scoop the crab meat mixture into the soup pot.

The meat is cooked when they float to the surface

Bun rieu

Boil noodle:
Add 1tsp vinegar into the water and boil the noodles on high heat, following package instructions.
Drain the noodles in a strainer and wash with cold water.


Bun rieu

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