Pho Cuon Ha Noi (Vietnamese Rice Noodle Rolls Hanoi-Style)

Pho Cuon Ha Noi (Vietnamese Rice Noodle Rolls Hanoi-Style)


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For a whole bunch of rolls, you'll need:
1 lb package of banh cuon/ho fun (Vietnamese/Chinese rice noodle sheets)
1/2 lb beef, thinly sliced
1/2 tsp salt
1/4 tsp sugar
1/2 tsp ground black pepper
1 tsp Nuoc Mam (Vietnamese Fish Sauce)
1 cup sliced greens such as mustard, lettuce, cilantro, etc.

For serving:
Nuoc Mam Cham (Vietnamese Fish Dipping Sauce)

Some day, I'll get around to making my own rice noodle sheets. But until then, you can buy them packaged at your local Asian grocery store for a few bucks. Remember, fresh rice noodles, not refrigerated.


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I used mustard greens, but any kind will do. Thinly slice and set aside.


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Slice the beef, add 1/2 tsp salt, 1/4 tsp sugar, 1/2 tsp ground black pepper, and 1 tsp Nuoc Mam (Vietnamese Fish Sauce). Stir-fry on medium-high heat until the meat is cooked through. Set aside. Saute the greens too at this point if you'd like.


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Then it's a simple matter of laying out the beef and greens on a noodle sheet and rolling.


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Go as tight as you can so the filling doesn't fall out.


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You know how hard it is to photograph food that's mostly white?


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Or to hold chopsticks with your left hand when you're right-handed, just for a photo?


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Serve with Nuoc Mam Cham (Vietnamese Fish Dipping Sauce).

But you know, who am I kidding? After the photos were taken, I tossed everything back into the pan, especially with all those lovely beef juices, and stir-fried the noodles instead. :)


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Now, you can enjoy!