Bo Bun (French Vietnamese Beef Noodle Bowl)

Deliciousness happens when you add French-style beef to a savory bowl of rice noodles and veggies.


  • 5 ounces beef, cut into strips
  • 1/2 white onion, sliced
  • 1 tablespoon soy sauce
  • 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 1 clove garlic, minced
  • 2 tablespoons oyster sauce
  • 4 tablespoons nuoc mam sauce
  • 1 tablespoon sunflower oil
  • 1 star anise
  • 1 carrot, shredded
  • 1 tablespoon toasted sesame oil
  • 1 tablespoon white vinegar
  • 2 cups boiling water
  • 4 ounces rice vermicelli noodles, cooked
  • Chopped lettuce
  • 1/4 cucumber, diced
  • Mint leaves
  • Coriander leaves
  • Roasted, salted peanuts, chopped
  • Spring roll sauce


  1. Place beef in a medium bowl. Add onions, soy sauce, cinnamon, garlic, oyster sauce, nuoc mam sauce, sunflower oil and star anise. Stir to combine.
  2. In a skillet, pour some sunflower oil. Add beef and marinade, and sauté until cooked through.
  3. In a small bowl, add carrots, sesame oil, white vinegar and boiling water.
  4. Place rice noodles in a serving bowl. Top with beef, chopped lettuce, carrots, cucumber, mint and coriander leaves, and peanuts. Pour spring roll sauce over top.