Vietnamese Beef Vermicelli

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Vietnamese Beef Vermicelli

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Adjust Servings:
2 tbsp vegetable oil
500 grams Flank Steak sliced and diced against the grain
1 tbsp Cornstarch
300 grams Vermicelli
1 Red Pepper
2 cups Bok Choy (Greens) chopped finely
2 stalks Green Onions chopped finely
1 Yellow Pepper
3 tbsp Cilantro
Sauce and Seasonings
1 tsp black pepper
1 tsp Sugar
One stalk, white part only, bruised and sliced Lemongrass
1 tsp Salt
1/2 cup Oyster sauce
1 tbsp Garlic chili sauce
1 tbsp Medium Soya sauce
1 tbsp Fish Sauce
1 lime Fresh Lime Juice
optional Sea Salt and Pepper to taste
  • Gluten free
  • One Pot/Pan

Skip the take out this Vietnamese Beef Vermicelli can be made in under 30 minutes.

  • 30 minutes
  • Serves 4
  • Easy


  • Sauce and Seasonings



Hello Vietnam! I just love Vietnamese Beef Vermicelli, and get so excited whenever I present this to my guests. Because everyone thinks i’m some kind of highly skilled asian chef.

Vietnamese Beef Vermicelli

This dish is very easy to prepare and has red and yellow peppers along with bok choy in it among some other very important ingrediants. I used to order this often from my local vietnamese restaurant, now I make it myself.

Today you can find many different types of ways to prepare this popular dish, this is my take on this delicious recipe. I hope you give it a try and let me know what you and your family think. 

Vietnamese Beef Vermicelli

Some people like to make this dish with shrimp, chicken or pork. And others like it purely vegetarian, which is good also. So do what works best for you, after all it’s your meal. 

You will want to start marinating the beef first and while its marinating you can then soak the vermicelli noodles. Also preparing the vegetables around this time is perfect too. Since the actually cooking part takes less than 15 minutes.

Vietnamese Beef Vermicelli

To me this vegetable mixture is perfect, peppers and bok choy works so well. The only traditional ingredient I didn’t add here was thai basil which you can top this dish with at the end if you’d like.

Vietnamese Beef Vermicelli

You can always substitute Thai basil leaves for regular fresh basil leaves. I didn’t have any on hand today so I used cilantro instead which works good too.

Vietnamese Beef Vermicelli

Also I like to use Garlic chili sauce, which gives it the right amount of heat vs cutting up fresh whole thai red chilies.

They are just to hot for me to handle, and I always end up with burning hands. I like to add 2 tbsp of this Garlic chili sauce to my recipe, however for this one I used 1 tbsp in the ingredients section because I’m sure more people prefer a milder dish.

Vietnamese Beef Vermicelli





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To make the

Start by slicing the flank steak against the grain into thin slices and marinade it in a bowl with 2 tbsp of cornstarch and 2 tbsp of water for 30 minutes. (It's best to slice the steak while semi frozen, makes for easier work)


MEANWHILE, chop, slice all the vegetables and mince the garlic and finely chop the lemongrass stalk only keeping the white part. Next boil some water, and then pour it over your vermicelli noodle. Allowing them to soak covered in a large bowl for 5 minutes till tender, rinse under cold water then drain and set aside.


In a large frying pan add 1 tbsp of oil and fry the beef till browned well, remove and set aside.


In the same pan add 1 tbsp of oil and the finely chopped lemongrass, chopped bok choy greens, yellow and orange peppers, green onion, salt and pepper, minced garlic, fish sauce and sugar. Saute for a few minutes till fragrant, before adding back in the cooked beef.


Now add in the oyster sauce and garlic chili paste, soya sauce along with the cooked vermicelli noodles. Saute for 3 more minutes on medium to low heat till everything has merged together.


Serve on a large platter and top with chopped cilantro or fresh basil leaves.
And drizzle the juice of 1 lime overtop. Enjoy!


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