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Vietnamese Boiled Cabbage (Bap Cai Luoc)

This easy and quick boiled cabbage side dish is a staple in Vietnamese homes.
Prep Time5 mins
Cook Time15 mins
Course: Appetizer
Cuisine: Vietnamese
Keyword: boiled cabbage, vietnamese
Servings: 2
Calories: 106kcal
Author: Hungry Huy


  • 1/2 head cabbage
  • 1 hard-boiled egg
  • fish sauce to taste
  • 1 lime to taste
  • chile pepper optional


  • Rinse and chop the cabbage into large pieces about the size of 1 ½ to 2 inches.
  • Boil the cabbage for about 2-4 minutes until tender and then remove from water and place onto a plate.
  • Boil your egg for 8 minutes and then immediately put them in a cold bowl of water to stop the cooking process. Peel the eggs.
  • Mash the hard-boiled egg in a shallow bowl and add fish sauce and fresh squeezed lime juice to taste. If you want an extra kick, add some chile peppers.


Calories: 106kcal | Carbohydrates: 17g | Protein: 6g | Fat: 3g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 93mg | Sodium: 73mg | Potassium: 452mg | Fiber: 7g | Sugar: 8g | Vitamin A: 352IU | Vitamin C: 93mg | Calcium: 114mg | Iron: 2mg