When I was a primary student, my mom used to take me to a local market every weekend. She always left me at a food court serving Southern Vietnam style noodles where I have fallen in love with Wonton noodles. I found a fantastic bestie when in university, who always took me to a little eatery – Ba Sau in Vo Van Ngan Street to have breakfast every weekend. After I go to study abroad in the UK, it’s hard to find a Vietnamese restaurant serving the original taste of Southern Vietnam style noodles. To satisfy personal eating demand, I searched recipe on the Internet to cook it for my own. After several times cooking successfully, I will illustrate my own way that exactly has the same flavor as the one I used to have.
300gr pork leg ( I bought it at Chinatown, or you can use pork ribs at Tesco supermarket)
50gr dried shrimps and squids
200gr prawns (I bought fresh prawns at Chinatown)
100gr pork liver
Quail eggs (you can use chicken eggs instead)
1 white radish
Haft of red onion
1 teaspoon of chopped garlic and 1 teaspoon of chopped shallot
100gr minced pork
Wonton noodles (you can buy it at Chinatown or Vietnamese shop)
Fish sauce, oil, rock sugar, salt, and Knorr seasoning
Side vegetables: bean sprouts, chives, Glebionis coronaria ( or Chrysanthemum coronarium), spring onion and coriander.
How to make the broth:
Grill dried shrimps and squid, red onion, white radish in the oven for 10 mins.
Put pork leg, shrimps, squid, red onion and white radish into a stewing pan with 1l water and cook into 2 hours. Get foam thoroughly for clear water.
Add in a small rock sugar and 2 spoon Knorr seasoning and 1 spoon salt for a bit thick because we will add on noodles and vegetables later.
Stir-fry chopped garlic and shallot with some oil in a hot pan, then put it all into the broth. Until boiling, it will have a good smell.
How to make the toppings:
Boil the pork liver for 20-30 mins to make it well-done.
Boil the quail eggs in 10 mins. Then put eggs in cold water for easy peeling.
Marinate mince pork with 1 spoon fish sauce, 1 teaspoon Knorr seasoning, 1 teaspoon black pepper and chopped shallot. Cover the mixture with clingfilm and pop into the fridge for 20 mins before stir-frying.
Put the wonton noodles in boiled water in 1 min.
Finally, decorate a bowl with noodles and toppings, put hot broth and add on some black pepper or chopping chilli. Let’s enjoy your achievement!

Posted by:vtthanhmai

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