This recipe for Fish Rice Noodle Soup (Bun Ca) is belly-warming good and perfect for the colder months ahead. Hearty chunks of marinated fish and zesty tomatoes are cooked in a light stock and then ladled over rice noodle to make a deliciously flavorful and healthy noodle soup. Fish Rice Noodle Soup is a classic Vietnamese noodle soup. It's quick and easy to make and a recipe you can easily adapt to your available ingredients. Give it a try and share your results with me!
Thinly slice 1/4 of the white onion. Set aside in a small bowl. (This will be used to garnish the soup in the final step.) Cut the remaining 3/4 onion into thin wedges and transfer into a small bowl.
Cut off a 4 inch section of the green onion root. Cut these sections in half. Transfer the green onion root into the bowl with the onion wedges. Set aside for now. (This will be added to season the soup.)
Chop the remaining green onion stems and transfer into a small bowl. Coarsely chop the cilantro and add into the same bowl. Toss the green onion stems and cilantro mix together. Set aside for now. (This will be used to garnish the soup in the final step.)
To serve, add a generous amount of cooked rice noodle into a large soup bowl. Ladle generous amounts of the fish, tomatoes, onions and stock into the bowl. Garnish the soup with the thin onion slices and a heaping spoonful of the chopped green onion and cilantro mix.
Enjoy the Fish Rice Noodle Soup with sides of chopped red chilies in fish sauce, fresh spearmint, spicy mint, Thai basil, bean sprouts, chopped green leaf lettuce and lime wedges.