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Khao poun nam phong - Rice vermicelli salad

Updated: Jan 2, 2021

Khao poun nam phong literally means "vermicelli with dry broth", in other words without broth. The rice vermicelli salad is the Lao version of the Vietnamese bò bún.

For 4 persons


400 g rice vermicelli

300 g fillet of beef, cut into thin slices

1 onion, cut into rings

1 tablespoon of vegetable oil

1 teaspoon curry

1 ½ tablespoon soy sauce


150 g lettuce, coarsely sliced

100 g watercress, coarsely sliced

100 g bean sprouts, blanched

150 g banana bud, minced

30 g mint, detailed then coarsely chopped

30 g coriander, coarsely chopped

30 g culantro, coarsely chopped



Cook the rice vermicelli as described here and set aside.

In a wok, fry the onions in oil for 2 minutes. Add the beef, soy sauce and curry and cook for 3 minutes, stir constantly.

Divide the vermicelli, vegetables and beef into 4 large bowls and serve with the sauce.

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