Vietnamese Lemongrass Pork Noodle Salad (Bun Thit Xao) features pork stir-fried with lemongrass & beansprouts, rice vermicelli noodles, cucumber, lettuce, & herbs. Everything is tossed with nuoc cham dressing to make a light yet flavorful and filling bowl of noodle salad.

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What is Vietnamese Lemongrass Pork Noodle Salad?

In Vietnam, the name of this dish is “bun thit xao mien Tay“. “Bun thit xao” means vermicelli noodles with stir-fried meat. “Mien Tay” means the Southwestern area of Vietnam where this dish originated. We often have it for breakfast, but it is also great as a quick lunch or dinner that can be put together in 30 minutes.

The pork is juicy và fragrant since it is stir-fried quickly with lemongrass & beansprouts. There are also soft noodles, crunchy cucumber & refreshing lettuce và herbs, và traditional Vietnamese sweet-sour-savory fish sauce dressing lớn make the dish fun lớn eat.

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How to lớn Cook Vietnamese Pork Noodle Salad

Bun thit xao mien Tay” is quite similar to lớn Vietnamese Beef Noodle Salad (Bun Bo Xao) in terms of ingredients và the cooking method. I made a đoạn clip to show you how fast & easy it is to lớn prepare this dish at home. There’s also a bonus tip for quickly cutting cucumber for noodle salad at the kết thúc of the đoạn clip :).


The main ingredients for the pork stir-fry are:

Pork: I recommend pork shoulder since it is flavorful while not too lean, so it won’t get dry in the stir-fry.Beansprouts

When serving this dish, you will also need the following ingredients:

Cucumbers, lettuce (or microgreens) và fresh herbs you lượt thích (such as cilantro, bầu basil, mints)Fish sauce, lime juice & sugar to make the dressing

Cooking Notes

The majority of the time needed lớn make Vietnamese Lemongrass Pork Noodle Salad will be spent on preparing ingredients, such as slicing pork, mincing lemongrass, and prepping fresh veggies. Make sure you slice the pork thinly against the grain and use only the white & light green part of the lemongrass stalks.

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