Vietnamese Soup Recipes

Soup is a really big part of Vietnamese cuisine and there somehow is always a ton of herbs and veggies incorporated into the soup, if there's not a mountain-high pile of them served on the side. You can bet on finding rice noodles in most of these soups too!

Bún Thang – Vietnamese Noodle Soup with Chicken, Pork, & Egg

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What Is Bún Thang? My knowledge of the Vietnamese language is about on par with my grandma’s English, so this gives us lots of opportunities to learn from each other. She watches Viet news and Korean dramas which have a surprising amount of English in them. The latest term I explained to her was “poker face” hah! […]

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Bún Bò Huế Recipe – Spicy Beef & Pork Noodle Soup

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Bún bò Huế is a hidden Vietnamese gem that has yet to “make it” in mainstream American cuisine. It’s a rich and spicy soup with deep layers of flavor. This Central Vietnamese soup is paired with tender slices of beef and pork, then topped with lots of fresh herbs. Phở has made its way in and has grown popular quickly, so why […]

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Vietnamese Chicken Soup (With Elbow Macaroni)

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It has been getting coooold lately, cold for Southern California anyways! This is perfect weather for you to cook up some soup. If you haven’t built up the courage to try the bitter melon soup I posted the other week,  Vietnamese chicken soup with elbow macaroni might be a simpler start :). What’s that you […]

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Stuffed Bitter Melon Soup (Canh Khổ Qua)

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My employer recently presented to me a decision-making process and philosophy to consider: “heck yes, or heck no.” In other words, if you’re not fully excited about a decision or path presented to you then you should probably say no and move on. Maybe he noticed how I like to take my sweet time when […]

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