Shredded Pork and Rice Vermicelli (Bun Bi)

This easy recipe for Shredded Pork Skin and Rice Vermicelli (Bun Bi) is a classic Vietnamese dish and a wonderfully refreshing and hearty summertime meal. Flavorful shredded pork and pork skin (bi heo) is loaded on top a bed of springy rice vermicelli, green leaf lettuce and fresh herbs and topped with scallion oil, zesty carrot and radish pickles, crushed roasted peanuts and served with generous amounts of fish sauce dipping sauce. The mouth-watering combination is light and refreshing and truly satisfying. It’s a perfect summertime meal. Enjoy!

Shredded Pork Skin and Rice Vermicelli Bowl (Bun Bi) | recipe from runawayrice.com

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Shredded Pork Skin and Rice Vermicelli (Bun Bi) as a noodle bowl is another delicious option to serve Shredded Pork Skin (Bi Heo). I shared the complete recipe with how-to video earlier so be sure to check it out first. Make the Shredded Pork Skin (Bi Heo) in advance and have it ready for this recipe.

Shredded Pork Skin (Bi Heo) - Classic Vietnamese Dish! | recipe from runawayrice.com

Also before starting this recipe, have ready the carrot and radish pickles. (If you’re like me, it’s a staple condiment and there’s always a batch in the fridge.) The scallion oil is a breeze to make and only takes a few minutes so you can review the recipe and make it just before serving. I love making fresh fish sauce dipping sauce but it you have some in the fridge from other meals, that works too.

Shredded Pork Skin and Rice Vermicelli (Bun Bi) with Accompaniments | recipe from runawayrice.com

Fresh rice vermicelli would be amazing in this dish. I shared the recipe earlier and it’s a lot of fun to make, however, it does take some time. For convenience, use the dried noodle variety available at most Asian grocers. Check out my no-fail recipe for How to Cook Perfect Rice Noodle every time. Guess what kitchen tool I use to get the noodles perfectly fluffy?

Rice Vermicelli (Bun) - The Trick for Cooking Perfect Rice Noodles | recipe from runawayrice.com

Juicy green leaf lettuce, fragrant cilantro and fresh mint are must-have ingredients to give this dish refreshing, light taste and lovely aroma. Don’t skip these key ingredients and feel free to add any additional fresh greens and herbs you love. Want a refresher on some of the most common fresh herbs used in Vietnamese cuisine? Take a look at this post: A Quick Guide to Vietnamese Herbs. It’s an awesome primer!

Shredded Pork Skin and Rice Vermicelli - Fresh Greens | recipe from runawayrice.com

 

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Shredded Pork Skin and Rice Vermicelli (Bun Bi)

Course: Main Course, Salad
Cuisine: American, Vietnamese
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 1 minute
Servings: 4
Calories: 520 kcal

This easy recipe for Shredded Pork Skin and Rice Vermicelli (Bun Bi) is a classic Vietnamese dish and a wonderfully refreshing and hearty summertime meal. Flavorful shredded pork and pork skin (bi heo) is loaded on top a bed of springy rice vermicelli, green leaf lettuce and fresh herbs and topped with scallion oil, zesty carrot and radish pickles, crushed roasted peanuts and served with generous amounts of fish sauce dipping sauce. The mouth-watering combination is light and refreshing and truly satisfying. It's a perfect summertime meal. Enjoy!

Ingredients

Accompaniments

Instructions

  1. Chop the green leaf lettuce. Trim the cilantro cutting off any long stems. Pluck the mint leaves from the stems. Julienne the cucumber.

  2. To assemble this dish, in a large bowl, add the chopped green leaf lettuce, some cilantro, mint leaves and cucumber. Layer the rice vermicelli on top of the greens. Add the shredded pork skin on top of the noodle.

  3. Top the shredded pork skin with scallion oil. Add a generous side of the carrot and radish pickles. Sprinkle with the roasted peanuts.

  4. Drizzle with fish sauce dipping sauce (to taste) and enjoy!

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Nutrition Facts
Shredded Pork Skin and Rice Vermicelli (Bun Bi)
Amount Per Serving (4 g)
Calories 520 Calories from Fat 126
% Daily Value*
Fat 14g22%
Saturated Fat 6g38%
Polyunsaturated Fat 2g
Monounsaturated Fat 2g
Cholesterol 63mg21%
Sodium 3525mg153%
Potassium 581mg17%
Carbohydrates 50g17%
Fiber 3g13%
Sugar 6g7%
Protein 31g62%
Vitamin A 581IU12%
Vitamin C 3mg4%
Calcium 48mg5%
Iron 1mg6%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.

 

Make this an even heartier dish by adding egg rolls. So delish! This is my mom’s truly authentic Vietnamese Egg Roll (Cha Gio) recipe. Vietnamese Egg Rolls are so uniquely scrumptious and not as difficult to make at home as you may think. Give this recipe a try and share your results with me!

Shredded Pork Skin and Rice Vermicelli with Egg Rolls (Bun Bi Cha Gio) | recipe from runawayrice.com

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6 Responses to Shredded Pork and Rice Vermicelli (Bun Bi)

  1. Ann August 30, 2021 at 7:24 pm #

    Hello chi Trang! I am thrilled you are back! I have never given up on you! This recipe comes just in time for the hot California weather.

    • Trang September 10, 2021 at 2:05 pm #

      Hi Ann,
      I hope you and your family are well! Thanks for stopping by and saying hello. I’ve missed you too! 🙂

  2. Sang August 20, 2021 at 1:29 pm #

    Hi Trang, I am so happy to see you are back ! I love your recipes, thank you for sharing with us.

    • Trang August 20, 2021 at 2:24 pm #

      Thanks so much Sang! Hope you are doing well! 🙂

  3. Austin August 18, 2021 at 11:22 am #

    I love Shredded Pork Skin and love everything with it. I made this noodle bowl and the rice paper rolls. It’s the same ingredients and so delicious! Thank you for sharing another awesome recipe!

    • Trang August 20, 2021 at 9:51 am #

      Glad you like this recipe Austin! Thanks for stopping by and sharing your comments. 🙂

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