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Grilled Shrimp Vermicelli Bowl (Bun Tom Nuong)

Prep Time 5 mins
Cook Time 15 mins
Marinate 15 mins
Total Time 35 mins
Course Main Course
Cuisine Asian, vietnamese
Servings 3


  • Grill


Marinate Shrimp

  • 15 large shrimp, raw peeled and deveined
  • 1 tbsp fish sauce
  • dash black pepper
  • dash paprika

Vietnamese Savory Fish Dipping Sauce (Nuoc Mam)

  • 2 tbsp fish sauce add more or less to you liking
  • 2 tbsp hot water
  • 1 tbsp sugar
  • 4 tbsp coconut soda or coconut water
  • 1 garlic finely minced
  • ½ lime juice add more or less to you liking
  • 2 Thai red peppers Optional

Rice Vermicelli Noodles

  • 8 oz Vermicelli


  • green lettuce
  • cucumber
  • pickled carrots
  • fresh herbs


Rice vermicelli

  • In a medium size pot; boil water and add vermicelli. Follow instructions on package for Vermicelli cook time.

Marinate the shrimp

  • In a medium size bowl; combine shrimp, fish sauce, salt and paprika. Cover and marinate for 15 mintues.

Dipping sauce

  • In a small-medium bowl, place all the ingredients together and stir until the sugar is dissolved.


  • Direct grill on high for 3-4 minutes per-side or until fully cooked.

Arranging the bowl

  • Place the cooked vermicelli on the bottom of the bowl. Arrange toppings around the edges of the bowl.
  • Place 5 grilled shrimp in the center.
  • Pour the dipping sauce over the food.

Serve and Enjoy!

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