Homemade Rice Noodles Filled with Pork and Woodear Mushrooms

Rice Noodles with Pork and Wood Ear Mushrooms (BANH CUON NONG)


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You need to Prepare:


  • 4 dried wood ear mushrooms
  • 125 ml(4 fl oz/½ cup) vegetable oil

  • 4 garlic cloves, minced

  • 4 red Asian shallots, diced

  • 300 g(10½ oz) pork mince

  • 1 tsp fish sauce

  • ½ tsp sugar

  • 500 g(1 lb 2 oz) pork terrine, finely sliced

  • 1 bunch perilla, leaves plucked

  • 1 bunch Vietnamese mint, leaves plucked

  • 1 bunch mint, leaves plucked

  • 300 g(10½ oz) mung bean sprouts

  • 2 tbsp fried red Asian shallots

  • 2L lebanese (short) cucumbers, sliced into batons

  • 250 ml(9 fl oz/1 cup) nuoc mam cham (dipping fish sauce)

  • 2 bird's-eye chillies, sliced



  • 200 g rice flour

  • 60 g tapioca flour

  • ½ tsp salt

Here's how you make Rice Noodles with Pork and Wood Ear Mushrooms ( Banh Cuon Nong):

  • Soak the mushrooms in a bowl for about  20 minutes. Dry the mushrooms and slice thinly.
  • Combine the rice flour, tapioca flour, salt and 600ml cold water. Whisk it in until the mixture is dissolve and forms into a smooth batter.

  • In a medium-heat fire, preheat a nonstick frying pan. Add in the oil and saute the garlic and shallots, add in the pork, mushroom, fish sauce, sugar and a pinch of salt and pepper to taste.

  • Let it simmer and stir until the meat and mushroom is done. Then set aside.

  • In a large nonstick frying pan, add the enough oil and pour 2-3 tbsp of batter, swirling the pan into circular motion to form a thin layer of batter. Prepare a tray and brush it with oil and place beside the stove.

  • Cover the pan with a lid and cook for 30 seconds.

  • In the oiled tray, slide the homemade noodle and scoop 1 tbsp of pork into the noodle sheet. Fold the other side of the sheet into the other to form a roll.

  • Place the cooked noodles into the plate. Repeat the procedure above for the remaining batter. Put some oil if necessary.

  • Topped the cooked rolls with some bean sprouts, pork terrine, fresh herbs, fried shallots and cucumber.

  • and for the final touch serve it with nuoc cham and sliced chili on the side.




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