Great recipe - easy to put together in steps too. I mixed the sauce and prepped the vegetables earlier, and just had to cook the noodles and stir fry when it was time for dinner. Used regular basil since my store didn't have any Thai basil, but otherwise followed the directions
Vietnamese Salt and Pepper Shrimp Rice Noodle Bowl (Bun Tom Xao)
irish01 Posted: 03/04/13
bjane1 Posted: 03/03/13
This was exceptional! Very flavorful. The shrimp was tasty and cooked perfectly. I used whole wheat vermicelli rather than rice. I can't wait to make this for guests!
TokyoJim Posted: 03/03/13
I lived in SE Asia for two years and visit regularly. This recipe is spot on. It makes me really, really happy.
kayakGirl21 Posted: 03/08/13
This was so good, definitely a keeper for us. I didn't have any serrano's so I just added 1/2 t. of crushed red pepper and that gave the dressing plenty of heat. Tasted like something out of a restaurant.
SCtoNC Posted: 02/25/13
Yum. Our entire family enjoyed this! It was a great blend of flavors. We replaced the serrano chiles with a small amount of sirachya.
creamcheese Posted: 03/18/13
Yum! Very happy with this. Made some adjustments only because I had different ingredients on hand: sauteed bok choy for lettuce and 1/2 of the shrimp for 1/2 pound of Korean fish balls. Though time-consuming to prepare (will never purchase not-deveined shrimp again, not worth the cheaper price!) was worth it. Yum, yum.
mlstrom Posted: 03/25/13
Delicious! Followed the recipe as directed, would do it again in a heartbeat! Definitely a keeper!
Phillygirl2 Posted: 02/25/13
Very good recipe. I've been on a steady restaurant diet of Thai and Vietnamese for the past 6 months and this recipe is as good or better than anything I've ordered out. Will definitely make again.
dgoodjohn Posted: 01/31/14
This has become a regular in our household. I did find that it's not the best meal for a quick cook or a mid-week rush. There are a few steps but it is well worth it!