Vietnamese Grilled Beef Vermicelli Recipe

Vietnamese vermicelli bowls are typically made with grilled pork, but since I no longer have a grill in my apartment, I’m making a simple version that can be prepared on the stovetop. You can also place the dish in the air fryer to cook the meat at the same time for simpler cleanup.

You can find the recipe here. The cool thing about this is that you can kind of make your own bowl; it’s like chipotle but Asian. You start with a bunch of vermicelli noodles and then top it with your proteins, vegetables, and Nc chm sauce.

It’s so simple to put together, and it’s really refreshing and filling at the same time. My mother used to make this dish frequently when I was growing up, and it was her go-to meal whenever we went camping.

Vietnamese Beef NOODLE SALAD (Bun Bo Xao)

Savory Vietnamese Beef Vermicelli 🔗

This Vietnamese beef vermicelli dish is savory, and full of freshness, flavor, and texture. It's a dish that you're sure to fall in love with! It takes a bit of planning and preparation, but it will be worth it once you taste the final result! It's a favorite in our house and is sure to be one in yours, too!

Prep: 20min

Total: 50min


  • 300 grams dry rice vermicelli noodles ((see Recipe Notes))
  • 1 lb. thin sliced beef ((I use hot pot beef))
  • 2 tablespoons extra light olive oil ((or any neutral flavored oil))
  • 3/4 cup beef broth ((chicken or vegetable broth okay))
  • 3 tablespoons soy sauce ((tamari for gluten-free))
  • 2 teaspoons fish sauce
  • 1 tablespoons honey
  • 1 teaspoon tapioca starch ((cornstarch will work, too))
  • 1/2 teaspoon black pepper
  • Carrots, (use a peeler to make ribbons or julienne)
  • Cucumber, (thinly sliced or julienned)
  • Lettuce, (finely chopped)
  • Bean sprouts
  • Fried shallots
  • Chopped peanuts
  • Mint leaves
  • Cilantro
  • Chopped green onion
  • Chopped fresh chili peppers
  • Juice from a fresh lime


  1. Combine all sauce ingredients in a bowl or measuring cup and mix well. Set aside.
  2. Arrange chopped lettuce, carrot ribbons, and finely sliced cucumber in your each serving dishes; set aside.
  3. Cook vermicelli noodles according to package directions. Rinse under cool water to stop the cooking process and drain well.
  4. Divide noodles evenly among dishes with the vegetables. Set aside.
  5. Heat a large skillet over medium-high heat and add oil.
  6. Add the thinly sliced beef to the hot skillet and brown.
  7. Divide cooked beef to each dish with the noodles and vegetables.
  8. Using the same skillet you cooked the beef, reduce the heat to medium. Stir the sauce ingredients and pour into the skillet, scraping any browned beef bits from the bottom of the pan. Remove from heat once sauce bubbles.
  9. Spoon the sauce over the beef and vermicelli noodles.
  10. Top with fried garlic and shallots, chopped peanuts, and green onions, if desired.
  11. Serve immediately.


What is Bun Bo Nuong?

If you want to order it online, here is an affiliate link for it. These are the noodles used for Pho (Vietnamese noodle soup), and you should be able to find them at Asian grocery stores and some mainstream stores in the Asian section.

Is vermicelli a Vietnamese rice?

Rice vermicelli topped with grilled beef rib eye and fried onions and peanuts is described.

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