Bun Chay (Vietnamese Vegetarian Noodle Salad) Recipe

Bun Chay (Vietnamese Vegetarian Noodle Salad) Recipe

Bun Chay (Vietnamese Vegetarian Noodle Salad) Recipe

4 ounces dried rice sticks or vermicelli

1/2 pound extra firm tofu
Vegetable oil

1 1/2 cups shredded lettuce
1 cup mung bean sprouts
1/2 cup julienned cucumber
Large handful of mixed herbs, coarsely chopped or torn (basil, mint, cilantro; if available: rau răm or Vietnamese coriander, tiá tô or Vietnamese perilla)

2 tablespoons fresh lime juice
2 tablespoons soy sauce
2 tablespoons sugar
4 tablespoons water
1 clove garlic, crushed

2 tablespoons peanuts, chopped

Preparation Instructions:
For the noodles
Bring a large pot of water to a boil and add rice sticks. Stir and cook until noodles are white and tender but still firm, about 3-5 minutes. Drain in a colander and rinse under cold water, fluffing the noodles to separate the strands. Drain again completely. For the tofu Cut tofu into bite-size pieces and press between clean kitchen towels or paper towels to rid of excess water. Heat oil in a skillet and fry tofu until crispy and golden. Drain excess oil. For the greens Prepare the greens and set aside. (May be prepared ahead of time and kept in the refrigerator.) For the s

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