How to Make Nam Vang-style Rice Noodle Soup

Hu tieu nam vang

Hủ Tiếu Nam Vang, or Nam Vang-style Rice Noodle Soup, is a popular dish in Southern Vietnam. Here is a recipe to make delicious Hủ Tiếu Nam Vang:


  • 250g pork belly, thinly sliced
  • 250g shrimp, peeled and deveined
  • 200g ground pork
  • 200g squid, cleaned and sliced
  • 200g fish cake, sliced
  • 200g bean sprouts
  • 100g ground dried shrimp (optional)
  • 1 onion, chopped
  • 3 cloves of garlic, minced
  • 2 tablespoons vegetable oil
  • 1 tablespoon fish sauce
  • 1 tablespoon oyster sauce
  • 1 tablespoon soy sauce
  • 1 teaspoon sugar
  • Salt and pepper to taste
  • 1.5 liters chicken or pork broth
  • Rice noodles, soaked in warm water until soft
  • Fresh herbs (coriander, mint, Thai basil)
  • Lime wedges and chili for serving


  1. In a large pot, heat the vegetable oil over medium heat. Add the chopped onion and minced garlic, and sauté until fragrant.
  2. Add the sliced pork belly and ground pork to the pot. Cook until the pork is browned and cooked through.
  3. Add the shrimp, squid, fish cake, and ground dried shrimp (if using) to the pot. Stir-fry for a few minutes until the seafood is cooked.
  4. Pour in the chicken or pork broth and bring it to a boil. Reduce the heat and let it simmer for about 15-20 minutes to develop the flavors.
  5. Season the broth with fish sauce, oyster sauce, soy sauce, sugar, salt, and pepper according to your taste. Adjust the seasoning as needed.
  6. Prepare the rice noodles according to the package instructions. Drain well.
  7. To serve, divide the cooked rice noodles into serving bowls. Ladle the hot broth with the meat and seafood over the noodles.
  8. Top each bowl with bean sprouts, fresh herbs, and a squeeze of lime juice. Serve with chili on the side for those who prefer some heat.

Enjoy your homemade Hủ Tiếu Nam Vang with its flavorful broth and a combination of tender meat, seafood, and rice noodles.