Ingredients Jump to Instructions ↓

  1. 3 1/2 tablespoons 52ml Distilled white vinegar

  2. 2 tablespoons 30ml Water

  3. 2 1/2 tablespoons 37ml Fish sauce

  4. 3 tablespoons 45ml Tomato paste

  5. 2 1/2 tablespoons 37ml Sugar

  6. 1/2 tablespoon 7 1/2ml Dried shrimp - powdered

  7. g Flat rice sticks - 1/8

  8. Vegetable oil

  9. 1/3 cup 13g / 1/2oz Fresh sweet basil leaves

  10. 2 Red serrano chili peppers, seeded, finely

  11. 4 Garlic cloves - minced

  12. 1 1/2 Chicken breast halves, skinless, boneless - cut crosswise into (large)

  13. 3 pieces

  14. 1 lb 454g / 16oz Lean pork, cut 3/8" by

  15. 2" strips

  16. 8 oz 227g Shrimp, small, cooked, shelled

  17. 2 Eggs - lightly beaten

  18. 2 cups 320g / 11oz Fresh bean sprouts - beans removed

  19. 1/4 cup 59ml Roasted - unsalted peanuts

  20. Coarsely ground Cherry tomatoes - halved

  21. Lime wedges

  22. Mint sprigs

Instructions Jump to Ingredients ↑

  1. Combine the vinegar, water, fish sauce, tomato paste, sugar, and dried shrimp in a small bowl; mix until well blended and reserve. In a large pot, soak the noodles in enough water to cover. In a small skillet or pot, heat vegetable oil 3/4 to 1 inch deep to 350 degrees, or until a dried rice noodle puffs instantly when dropped into the oil. Deep-fry the basil leaves a few at a time, turning them once or twice until they are crisp, or 40 seconds to a minute; drain on paper toweling.

  2. Bring the noodles to a boil and cook them 2 minutes, or until they are almost tender. Drain and rinse them well, then spread them on paper toweling to dry slightly. Head a wok or large skillet and add about 2 1/2 tablespoons vegetable oil. Fry the Serrano peppers about 30 seconds, then add the garlic and stir-fry until it is soft. Add the chicken or pork and stir-fry until the chicken is almost opaque throughout or the pork is browned. Stir in the shrimp and the sauce and mix completely. Make a well in the center of the mixture and pour in the eggs. When they are almost set, scramble them evenly. Add half the noodles, thoroughly incorporating them into the mixture; stir in the remaining noodles and half the bean sprouts. Cook just until the bean sprouts are nearly wilted.

  3. Heap the meat and noodles onto a platter. Cover one half of them with ground peanuts and the other half with uncooked bean sprouts. Ring the noodles with lime wedges, cherry tomatoes, and mint sprigs and garnish the top with the fried basil.


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