Tuesday, July 23, 2013

Hu Tieu Nam Vang

Hu Tieu Nam Vang, aka Phnom Penh Noodle Soup. How do I know about this Cambodian Noodle Soup? Remember, I did my tour to Vietnam and Cambodia (Ho Chi Minh City, Siem Reap & Hanoi)? Though I didn't explore till Phnom Penh, but pretty much those Vietnamese and Cambodian food I tucked into did justice to my palates (Vietnamese Steamed Fish, Shrimp PhoVietnamese Fish Soup & Vietnamese Noodle Soup) and the noodles dishes in these two countries? Of course their origin must be highly regarded, yet, don't you think we do have the liberty to modifying and tweeting recipes without compromising on the much needed quintessential tastes (Ikan BaladoSingapore Laksa & Nyonya Lam Mee) no matter where they originate from? We can right? Depending on country specific ingredients and also, considering the type of meat we eat? Sure, why not? That's why I had to align and adjust Hu Tieu Nam Vang to our preference and like I have already told you before, pork and chicken are a taboo for my other half-half (Prawn Noodle Soup, Penang Assam Laksa & Chinese Chicken Noodle Soup)? So, between between seafood and lamb, I thought lamb should be a good run for Hu Tieu Nam Vang. My version of Hu Tieu Nam Vang? Lamb broth generously ladled over rice noodles assembled alongside crispy fried lamb, fresh herbs and beansprouts, paired with a dipping sauce made from chillies, garlic, soy sauce, sugar and lime.

For broth
1/2 kg lamb bones 
1 inch ginger - slice

Other ingredients
300g minced lamb
1 tsp minced garlic
3-4 sprigs basil leaves – only the leaves 
2-3 sprigs of spring onion – slice
2-3 sprigs of coriander leaves – slice
½ cup bean sprouts – clean and blanch
Rice noodles (as needed) – blanch to soften
Black pepper and salt for taste
2 tbsp oil
Salt to taste

For the dipping Sauce
3-4 red chillies
3 garlic – chopped
2 tbsp soya sauce
1/2 tsp sugar
1 lime – extract juice
** Combine all together

For broth
Add lamb bones and ginger in a pot.
Pour about 2 liters of water.
Simmer over low heat to extract broth.
Drain broth and pot back in the pot. 
Season with salt and pepper, keep broth simmering over low heat till serving time
Thereafter, mix lamb with minced garlic.
Heat oil and fry lamb mixture till crispy and crunchy. 
Remove and keep aside (all of it, including the oil). 
Assemble noodles alongside crispy lamb, bean sprouts and herbs.
Generously ladle broth over and serve with chilli garlic dipping sauce.


  1. Nice guest post...read it...ur soup sounds super delicious...

  2. Hi Nava, excellent guest post. Your Vietnamese noodle soup look very inviting and delicious. Nice presentation. Will hop over to Gheza to check out your recipe.

    Best regards.

  3. very flavorful soup Nava and good guest post. you rocks.

  4. Heard of this soup but nvr tasted before... Yours looks very tempting n beautiful presentation... Love the first click so much

  5. I like the dipping sauce with the lime juice, i bowl of noodle with the sauce can make us satisfied.

  6. Soup looks very nice and colorful.

  7. Nava the soup looks so drool worthy ...will hop over for recipe.

  8. Absolutely tempting! Your photos are beautiful!!

  9. never heard about this soup nava.. thanks for sharing..

  10. Excellent guest post.. Soup looks delicious.. Really love the way the props are used..

  11. Thanks Nava for being a part of the ramadan celebration. Loved your recipe & was great to know more about you.

  12. Nava great soup, You are indeed a great friend. Friends in virtual world a awesome bonding

  13. Soup looks very tempting and coloful, nice post dear will hop over for the recipe....

  14. so much herbs on top to brink that wonderful aroma and essence...love this noodle soup

  15. Soup looks delicious Nava. Over to humi's for the recipe!

  16. I love your simple recipes because I myself like to cook and share simple recipes. This is wonderful soup.

  17. Great and tasty soup Nava...looks delicious!
    Hope you are having a wonderful week :D

  18. did see the guest post and it was an awesome soup... as usual, ur pics are stunning... :)

  19. lovely guest post..looks so healthy and colorful...

  20. Loved the delicious looking soup & the lovely guest post :)

  21. Am looking forward to more guest post! This is lovely and making me look forward to my HCMC trip.

  22. Oh we have seen noodle soups here in the chinese counters with loads of soya sauce and chilli sauce, LOL. This looks absolutely delicious :)


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