Bun Rieu Recipe – Vietnamese Crab Noodle Soup

By | April 4, 2022

The following information will guide you on how to make the Bun Rieu recipe, helping you show off your talents with family and friends. Unlike other Vietnamese dishes, Vietnamese Crab Noodle Soup has a delicious taste that is hard to resist.

1. How To Make Bun Rieu Recipe


  • 1kg of fresh vermicelli
  • 400 grams of crab
  • 100 grams of ground meat
  • 50 grams of dried shrimp
  • 2 chicken eggs
  • 2 bags of tofu
  • 2 tomatoes
  • Green onions, dried onions, garlic, vinegar, shrimp paste
  • Condiments: salt, fish sauce,…
  • Served with raw vegetables


Step 1: After buying tofu, you wash it, drain it, and cut it into bite-sized pieces. Then fry until golden brown.

Step 2: Wash tomatoes, cut areca and stir-fry with cooking oil for 1-2 minutes.

Step 3: Wash the field crabs, peel off the bibs, and use chopsticks or small sticks to get the colored water from the crab shells.

Step 4: Put the crab body in a blender and puree it with salt.

Step 5: Pour the crab carcass into a large bowl, add about 200ml of filtered water and gently squeeze the crab meat with your hands. Decant the water and crab meat into the pot 2-3 times until only the hard shell remains in the bowl.

Step 6: Put a little salt and seasoning seeds into the pot of filtered crab water. Then, please put it on the stove and heat it on medium heat. While cooking, you use chopsticks to stir gently so that the crab sauce is combined and floats to the water’s surface.

Step 7: Use a spoon to scoop out all the floating crabs into a separate bowl. Then, pour the lightly sautéed tomatoes in step 2 into the pot.

Step 8: Add one tablespoon of shrimp paste and season with other spices for the pot of broth to eat, then cover the lid and continue to cook with low heat.

Step 9: While boiling the broth, you take advantage of making shrimp paste to eat with. Dried shrimp you soak with a little warm water to soften and then puree. Then, add 100 grams of ground meat, two eggs, minced onion and garlic, and a little seasoning to mix well.

Step 10: Ladle small portions of the mixture in step 9 into the boiling broth. Please wait for it to cook; the patty will float to the surface of the broth; at this point, you continue to add the fried tofu with a bit of vinegar and cook for about two more minutes, then turn off the heat.

Step 11: Put a pan of oil on the stove to boil, and then add the dried onions to saute. Then, add the colored water to the crab shells, stir well, and turn off the stove. You can always put this part of the water in the pot of broth, or you can also put it in each bowl when eating.

Now, you know how to make the bun Rieu recipe. To enjoy, you need to divide the vermicelli into each bowl, scoop up the broth, add a few pieces of crab and shrimp paste, and you can invite your family and friends to enjoy the typical dish of Hanoi.

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Category: Vietnamese Recipes


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