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Vietnamese BBQ Shrimp Vermicelli (Bun Tom Heo Nuong) Recipe

Vietnamese BBQ Shrimp Vermicelli or Bun Tom Heo Nuong is a delicious and healthy noodle dish with shrimp and lots of vegetables, served with a sauce.

Course Main Course
Cuisine Vietnamese
Keyword Vietnamese BBQ Shrimp Vermicelli
Servings 3 people
Calories 459 kcal

Ingredients

  • 8 oz rice sticks
  • 12 medium-sized shrimp, shelled (but leave tail intact) and deveined
  • 3 lettuce leaves, thinly cut
  • 1/2 cucumber, cut into thin strips
  • 1 cup fresh bean sprouts
  • 1/2 carrot, peeled and cut into thin strips
  • cilantro leaves, coarsely chopped
  • mint leaves, coarsely chopped
  • perilla leaves, coarsely chopped (optional)
  • Thai basil leaves, coarsely chopped (optional)
  • 3 tablespoons roasted peanuts, coarsely ground

BBQ Shrimp Marinade:

  • 1 teaspoon fish sauce
  • 3 dashes black pepper powder
  • 1 pinch turmeric powder

Nuoc Cham (Fish Sauce or Vietnamese Dipping Sauce) Recipe

  • 1/4 cup fish sauce
  • 1/2 cup warm water
  • 1/4 cup sugar, if you like it sweeter (+1 tablespoon sugar)
  • 3 tablespoons lime juice

Instructions

  1. Cook the rice sticks according to the package instructions. Rinse with cold water thoroughly after cooking, drain in a colander and set aside.

  2. Marinate the shrimp with all the ingredients in the BBQ Shrimp Marinade for 30 minutes. Prepare and cut all the vegetables and herbs.

  3. Fire up your BBQ pit and grill the shrimp until they are properly cooked. Divide the rice sticks, vegetables and herbs into 3 portions and transfer them into 3 bowls. (The rice sticks should sit on top of the vegetables and herbs). Transfer 4 shrimps into each serving, sprinkle some ground peanuts, and pour some nuoc cham (fish sauce) into the noodles. Serve immediately.

Nuoc Cham (Fish Sauce or Vietnamese Dipping Sauce) Recipe

  1. Add fish sauce, water, sugar and lime juice in a small bowl and mix well. Make sure the sugar is completely dissolved.

Recipe Notes

To jazz up the taste, add some garlic chili sauce and mix well with the fish sauce (nuoc cham) before serving.
For the nuoc cham recipe, different brand of fish sauce tastes differently, so adjust the sugar, warm water level to your liking. If it's too salty or strong for your taste, add more water and sugar.
For fish sauce, I recommend 3  Crabs brand Fish Sauce.

Nutrition Facts
Vietnamese BBQ Shrimp Vermicelli (Bun Tom Heo Nuong) Recipe
Amount Per Serving (3 people)
Calories 459 Calories from Fat 45
% Daily Value*
Fat 5g8%
Cholesterol 35mg12%
Sodium 1901mg83%
Potassium 452mg13%
Carbohydrates 87g29%
Fiber 4g17%
Sugar 20g22%
Protein 14g28%
Vitamin A 3560IU71%
Vitamin C 15.6mg19%
Calcium 70mg7%
Iron 2.3mg13%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.