How to make rice noodles: Pho, Bun, Mien …

How to make rice noodles: Pho, Bun, Mien …

Rice noodles are noodle that are made from rice. Basic ingredients are rice flour and water. However, sometimes other ingredients such as tapioca or corn starch are also added in order to increase the gelatinous and chewy texture of the noodles.

Rice noodles is common name for Bún, Bánh phở, Mì sợi, Hủ tiếu, Miến and used to make from starch of cereal but most from rice.All the rice noodles are made with the same process and the product are similar .However there are still some certain distinction from process or ingredient .Bún is soft round noodle, hand made process from rice flour. Mì sợi is made from rice flour or from wheat flour and sometimes mixed with egg to get Mì trứng. Mì sợi is cut in to square shape or small round shape and used to dried so can keep longer time. Bánh phở is using rice flour, thin coated and cut into long thin and soft noodle. Miến is made from arrowroot, into small squared shape and dried. Another type of noodle are very popular in the South of Vietnam call Hủ tiếu which is chewer, thiner and longer than Bún

The process of making rice noodles are very complicated and takes time at every traditional handicraft village. Rice is selected very carefully to get the good flavor. Normally rice from the lately harvest to get sticky texture to make noodles. Rice get cleaned and dip in water over night then put in blender into powder then brew and drain the sour liquid then pressed and cut into roll shape about 3 inches .These rolled shape then kneaded in clean water into liquid and sieved to get clear rice starch

The rice starch then put into a noodle pipe with the other side full covered by iron panel with many small hole that noodles side. Rice starch in the pipe will be press hard to go through the hole and drop in the pot with hot boiling water and cooked about few minutes then quick dipped in cold water pot .Noodles then get wind dry on a tray with banana leaves in the bottom and ready to use

Nowadays Rice noodles are made by machine for saving time with more product at the same time if make by hand .But have an experience to see how rice noodles is made by hand in traditional craft village is amazing experience

And there are very popular Vietnamese dishes with noodle are addicted local and travelers around the world. First is Phở bò, phở gà, bún chả which are famous for the Northern part while Bún bò Huế, Bún thịt nướng in Hue. Also BÚn chả cá in Danang, Nha Trang and Mỳ quảng, cao lầu in Hoian not to be missed as well. For the south HỦ tiếu is very popular .There are still lots more recipe from noodle that you need time to explore for Vietnam trip

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