Slurp up this classic Vietnamese Noodle bowl meal. Enriched with fresh greens, juicy meats, and a heap of wholesome noodles, this recipe is an easy dinner option for when you’re feeling exotic!
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Vietnamese Cao Lau Recipe
A classic Vietnamese noodle bowl with greens and meat.
Whisk soy sauce, garlic, Chinese 5-spice, sugar, paprika, and chicken bouillon together in a large glass or ceramic bowl. Add pork cubes and toss to evenly coat.
Remove pork from marinade and shake off excess. Discard remaining marinade.
Heat oil in a large skillet or wok over medium heat. Cook and stir pork in hot oil until browned, 4 to 7 minutes. Add water; cook and stir until water evaporates and pork is cooked through, about 2 minutes more.
Bring a large pot of water to a boil. Rinse rice noodles under cold water and gently break noodles apart. Immerse noodles in boiling water until about half tender, about 30 seconds.
Add bean sprouts to the water and noodles; continue cooking until tender but still firm to the bite, about 30 seconds more. Drain.
Combine noodles and pork mixture together in a large serving dish. Top noodles with lettuce, green onion, basil, cilantro, and crispy chow mein.