Vietnamese Lemongrass Beef with Vermicelli


Grilled Lemongrass Beef Vermicelli
If you love the Grilled Lemongrass Beef, you will love it with Bun (dry rice vermicelli in Vietnamese dipping sauce). This dish is a signature dish of Vietnam.

If you have tried Vietnamese food, chances are you have tried Bun, or dry rice vermicelli in Vietnamese dipping sauce (fish sauce) and topped with either grilled beef, BBQ shrimp, sugarcane shrimp or a combination of them. Besides pho and bun bo hue, this has got to be one of the most common and favorite dishes at Vietnamese restaurants. It’s not hard to figure out why this is. It’s so versatile and easy to prepare, the savory grilled lemongrass beef with refreshing herbs and vermicelli is refreshing and appetizing. It’s not only tasty, but very healthy and comes with all sorts of vegetables and herbs. This is a noodle dish that is both filling and satisfying.

The recipe for Grilled Lemongrass Beef can also be replaced with Chicken or Pork. The lemongrass marinate works well with all types of meat.

Grilled Lemongrass Beef Vermicelli

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Vietnamese Lemongrass Beef with Vermicelli
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Grilled lemongrass beef with refreshing herbs and vermicelli in fish sauce. A signature Vietnamese dish
Serves: 4
  • 200g Rice Vermicelli
  • 1 cup Fresh Mint
  • 1 cup Sweet Basil
  • 1 cup Cilantro
  • 1 large Cucumber - peeled, halved, seeded and sliced into 1 inch matchsticks
  • 1 cup Bean Sprouts
  • 1 Lime - cut in wedges
  • Grilled Lemongrass Beef
  • Vietnamese Dipping Sauce
  • 3 tablespoons crushed unsalted Roasted Peanuts
  1. Boil vermicelli according to package instructions. Drain and rinse with cool water.
  2. To assemble: First noodles; then herbs (loosely torn), cucumber and sprouts; then garnish with crushed peanuts. Squeeze lime juice, add dipping sauce into the bowl and toss all the ingredients.



  1. Oh my goodness, my local noodle place does this and we’ve been dying to try it at home but weren’t sure where to even begin. Thanks so much!

    • Hi April, thanks for popping into my blog. Let me know how the recipe turn out for you. this is one my favourite Vietnamese dish

      • Hi again! We really enjoyed this, and will be making it again. Now we just need to figure out what the noodle place’s house sauce is. 😀

      • The lemongrass did turn out a little tough though, any tips on preparing it?

        • I usually mince the lemongrass very finely, can’t really taste the bits. You can pound it finely with a pestle & mortar, if you have one. I’ve never tried this noodle with other sauce besides nouc cham. let me know once you’ve figured it out 😀

  2. Where do you get the Vietnamese dipping sauce? Any recommended brand? Also the rice vermicelli, will any type do? Thanks in advance.

  3. This is easy to prepare …. Healthy some more XD
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  4. This sounds just perfect! I wish I could have some right now – will have to make soon.
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  5. Omigosh! I love every beef recipe! lol! This one I haven’t tried. Excited to try it this weekend!

  6. I wouldn’t mind having this for lunch today.. can you cook me some please? LOL.. I will self invite to your home anytime ;).. Have a good weekend!! Cheers, Jo
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  7. Hello Shannon, hru dear? This dish looks too good ya…but I shall sub the beef with mutton…and will forget the whole world!!!

    Yummmm recipe!

  8. This is such a pretty dish! I wouldn’t think that noodles and beef could be so light, but look so filling too. I really like this one!

  9. I’ve never tried cooking with lemongrass before. I’m excited to try! And I just love noodles – vermicelli (japchae, anyone? :-)) among my favorites. LOVE the post!
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  10. You really did a good job. I love vietnamese lemongrass Beef with the combination of vermicelli . So totally delicious, and a good meal for summer or winter! Thanks dude 🙂

  11. This looks extremely good. I’d love to try but my hubs doesn’t take beef. Can I use chicken instead?

    • Thanks Submerryn! The recipe for grilled lemongrass beef can be replaced with chicken or pork, the marinate works well with all meat. Best to use chicken thigh fillet or for healthier options use chicken breast. Do update me how the recipe turn out for you.

  12. That’s a bowl of comfort and deliciousness. I would trade my olive bread with your vermicelli! Yummy!
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  13. This looks like a wonderfully healthy oriental dish 😀

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    • Thanks Baby Sumo! I’m still learning from many fabulous food bloggers.. visiting tons of food blogs, copying photos I love.. and practice practice practice 🙂

  14. I love salad style noodles! Gimme your address, I’m coming over!

  15. A delightfully easy, healthy and, no doubt, tasty version of this classic! Am filing 😉 !

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