Bun Bo Hue (Spicy Hue Style Noodle Soup With Lemongrass) Recipe

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  1. Bring 2 1/2 quarts water to a boil; add ham hocks and lemongrass.
  2. Skim constantly for 10 minutes then cover the pan, reduce heat and simmer for 1 1/2-2 hours.
  3. Strain the broth, reserving ham hocks if you desire them.
  4. Dilute the shrimp paste in 1/4 cup of cold water and set aside for 10 minutes.
  5. Add nuoc mam, shrimp paste solution, sugar, salt and pepper,sirloin, and pork loin to the broth and simmer for 10-15 minutes or until meat is cooked and tender; remove meat.
  6. Thinly slice meats into small pieces.
  7. To serve, place a portion of noodles in serving bowl,top with some bean sprouts,pork, beef, and some ham hock (if using),and ladle the broth over; add herbs,chili sauce,chilies, and lime juice to taste.
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Nutrition Facts

Per ServingPer 100 g
Amount Per 1 Serving
Calories 2335.92 Kcal (9780 kJ)
Calories from fat 991.2 Kcal
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 110.13g 169%
Cholesterol 654.85mg 218%
Sodium 3799.42mg 158%
Potassium 1210.18mg 26%
Total Carbs 133.9g 45%
Sugars 10.03g 40%
Dietary Fiber 11.44g 46%
Protein 184.58g 369%
Vitamin C 35.4mg 59%
Iron 10.7mg 59%
Calcium 338.4mg 34%
Amount Per 100 g
Calories 172.5 Kcal (722 kJ)
Calories from fat 73.2 Kcal
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 8.13g 169%
Cholesterol 48.36mg 218%
Sodium 280.57mg 158%
Potassium 89.37mg 26%
Total Carbs 9.89g 45%
Sugars 0.74g 40%
Dietary Fiber 0.84g 46%
Protein 13.63g 369%
Vitamin C 2.6mg 59%
Iron 0.8mg 59%
Calcium 25mg 34%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.
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  • salty
  • savory
  • bitter
  • sweet
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Recipe Tags

Weightwatchers Points

  • 55.1
  • 59

Good Points

  • saturated fat free

Bad Points

  • High in Sodium,
  • High in Total Fat

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