Vietnamese Shrimp and Pork Chop Noodle Soup

(Hủ Tiếu Nam Vang) - Saigon Shrimp and Pork Chop Noodle soup is one of stunning  Vietnamese Noodle recipes.

This dish is a specialty of Ho Chi Minh and the surrounding areas, where the pork stock is enhanced with the intense sweet and smoky flavor of dried squid. To serve the meal on its own, add bit-size pieces of soaked dried shiitake mushrooms or cubes of firm tofu.
Vietnamese Noodle Recipes - Hủ Tiếu Nam Vang 

INGREDIENTS

- Pork tenderloin: 225gr (can add more another stuff as Pig Liver if you love it)
- Dried rice sticks: 225gr, soaked in lukewarm water for 20 minutes
- Shrimps, shelled and deveined: 20
- Bean sprouts: 115gr
- Spring onions, finely sliced: 2
- Green or red thai chillies, seeded and finely sliced: 2
- Garlic, finely sliced: 1clove
- Coriander leaves, stalks removed, leaves roughly chopped: 1bunch
- Basil leaves, stalks removed, leaves roughly chopped: 1bunch
- Lime, cut into quarters: 1
Vietnamese Noodle Recipes - Hủ Tiếu Nam Vang

FOR STOCK

- Dried squid: 25gr
- Pork ribs: 675gr
- Onion, peeled and quartered: 1
- Carrots, peeled and cut into chucks: 225gr
- Fish sauce: 15ml
- Soy sauce: 15ml
- Peppercorn: 6
- Salt: 1/4 tsp
Vietnamese Noodle Recipes - Hủ Tiếu Nam Vang
PROCESS

+ To make the stock, soak the dried squid in water for 30 minutes, rinse and drain. Put the ribs in a large pan and cover with aproximately 2,5 liters of water.

+ Bring the water to the boil, skim off any fat, and add the dried squid with the remaining stock ingredients. Cover the pan and simmer for 1 hour, the skim of anny foam or fat and continue to simmer, uncovered, for a further 1 hour and 30 minutes.

+ Strain and stock and check the seasoning, adding a little more if necessary. You should have roughly 2 liters. Pour the stock into a deep pan and bring to the boil. Reduce the heat, add the pork tenderloin and simmer for about 25 minutes. Please follow this step carefully which will create one of stunning Vietnamese Noodle recipes.

+ Carefully lift the tenderloin out of the stock, place it on a board and cut it into thin sliced. Meanwhile, keep the stock simmering gently over a low heat. Bring a pan of water to the boil, drain the rice sticks and add to the water.
Vietnamese Noodle Recipes - Hủ Tiếu Nam Vang
+ Cook for about 15 minutes, or unitl tender, separating them with chopsticks if they stick together. Drain the rice sticks and divide them among 4 warm bowls.

+ Drop the shrimps into the simmering stock for 1 minute. Lift them our with a slotted spoon and layer them with the slices of pork on top of the rice sticks. Ladle the hot stock over them and sprinkle with beans sprouts, srping onions, chillies, garlic and herbs.

Finally, you can serve Vietnamese Shrimp and Pork Chop Noodle Soup with a wedge of lime to squeeze over it and fish sauce to splash on top.

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