Total Time
Prep 20 mins
Cook 5 mins

This is a vietnamese recipe posted in reply to a request. Source:

Ingredients Nutrition

  • 1 12 lbs beef flank steak, cut into thin slices and pounded
  • 2 tablespoons vegetable oil
  • 2 cloves garlic (crushed)
  • cooked rice noodles
  • Marinate with

  • 1 teaspoon ginger (julienned)
  • 3 cloves garlic (cut in halves)
  • 2 tablespoons water
  • 12 teaspoon sugar
  • 14 teaspoon salt
  • 2 tablespoons vegetable oil
  • 2 tablespoons soy sauce
  • Toppings

  • 12 lb dry roasted peanuts (smashed in mortar and pestle)
  • 1 lb bean sprouts (blanched in hot water)
  • 12 head lettuce (chopped)
  • 12 cup basil
  • 12 cup cilantro
  • 12 cup mint


  1. Heat 2 tblspns oil in frying pan.
  2. Add 2 cloves of chopped garlic.
  3. Add beef and fry.
  4. Serve beef over:.
  5. rice noodles, herbs, lettuce, bean sprouts.
  6. Top with:.
  7. peanuts and add Nuoc Mam Cham sauce.


Most Helpful

Wonderful recipe! As good as my favorite Vietnamese restaurant. Thanks!

mkcain01 February 03, 2008

This is so good-EXACTLY like my favorite Vietnamese restaurant's Bun Bao. I wouldn't change a thing-loved the marinade, too!

Cookin' in MN June 25, 2007

I have had a lot of similar bun dishes to this and liked them a lot. It can be topped with various things, from lemongrass chicken, to thit (kebabs) to spring rolls or lemongrass shrimp. Having the herbs fresh is important. This dish is nothing like pad thai but more like a refreshing noodle salad, not overly hot. Goes great with a little sriracha on top.

Sue Lau November 14, 2004

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