Vietnamese Noodle Bowl (Bún)

Plated Vietnamese Noodle Bowl with nuoc mam dipping sauce
Vietnamese Noodle Bowl (Bún)
Vietnamese Noodle Bowl (Bún)

Vietnamese Noodle Bowl (Bún)

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Raymond shares his family recipe for Vietnamese Noodle Bowl (Bún)  Adaptable to Gluten Free, diabetic and vegetarian diets

What you will learn:

  • In this class,  you will learn the basics of Bún which is also the foundation of Viet cooking.
  • How to make NƯỚC MẮM dipping sauce
  • How to make Green onion oil
  • How to make Raymond's quick pickle 
  • How to make a delicious and simple marinade for the beef
  • How to plate and eat Bún

What is Bún (sounds like Boong)?

Bún is what we call rice-vermicelli in Viet. It is so common in many of our meals that any dish that includes rice-vermicelli is called Bún.  In most restaurant menus, Bún has its own category which usually include Bún Bò Nướng (grilled Beef), Bún Gà Nướng(Grilled Chicken) or Bún Chả Giò(Spring Rolls). Bún  is a light meal that can be eaten anytime of day often anytime after breakfast and before dinner. We call it a light meal instead of a snack. On a hot day, Bún can also be a refreshing and substantive dinner.

About IMK Cooking Classes

  • Fully Interactive
  • IMK Founder Paula Mohammed will join your Host online to ensure you have a smooth experience.
  • Ask as many questions as you like!

Bún is a light meal that can be eaten anytime of day often anytime after breakfast and before dinner. We call it a light meal instead of a snack. On a hot day, Bún can also be a refreshing and substantive dinner.

Recipes: Emailed upon registration

Technology: Connect to your host on zoom using your computer, tablet or mobile device. Your zoom link will be sent to you the day before your cooking class.

Class Involvement: We love to hear from you, so please chime in with questions. Public classes have 4-20 participants, to ensure everyone is able to ask questions. Private cooking events can have up to 497

Classes require a minimum of 4 connections to be held.

Event Duration: 1.5 hours

Prep Time: 15 minutes
Ingredient List
Serves 4

Protein Marinade (Also use for beef, pork or chicken):
-500g or approx. 1lb 1-inch thick sirloin steak
-1 stalk lemongrass thinly sliced then chopped finely *(or 2 Tbsp frozen)
-1 generous pinch roasted and freshly ground pepper
-1 Clove of garlic, rasped
-1 Tbsp fish sauce
*if using frozen lemon grass pound it once or twice with a pestle and mortar to “wake it up”

Noodles and Vegetable base:
-200g Dried, thin rice vermicelli noodles (I use Kong Moon brand or something Similar)
-1 head Green or Red Lettuce or approx 2-3 large leaves per serving
-12-15 pieces mint leaves 3-4 leaves per serving (Viet or Persian grocer)
-2 tablespoons neutral flavoured vegetable oil (i.e. Sunflower)
-200 g bean sprouts
-50g roasted unsalted peanuts, roughly chopped
-1/2 English cucumber thinly sliced and julienned (optional for garnish)
-2 carrots thinly sliced
-3-4” piece of daikon (feel free to use radish instead)
-4 lime wedges and sliced chilies for serving

-1 Lime juiced
-2T or 50g white sugar (or Erythritol)
-100ml or ¼ C good quality fish sauce
-2 red Thai chilis, thinly sliced (optional)

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Please note we do not offer refunds, but we do provide a full credit if you need to cancel.

If you cancel two weeks before your cooking class you will receive a full credit, which you can apply to another cooking class. After that, for in-person classes you may send someone else in your place (we ask you to notify us in advance if you're doing this). For online cooking classes you are welcome to transfer your spot to someone else.


How It Works

Sign Up

Sign up for your cooking class. On-line: price is by device so feel free to invite friends to join you in your kitchen or make it a family event.

All in-person classes are suitable for families. Max 6 spots, book all 6 and have your own private event.

Cooking Instructions

All cooking classes include tested recipes.

On-line: After registration you’ll receive an email with your shopping list, equipment list and zoom info.

In-Person: After registration you will receive the recipes and the address for your Host's home. 


Online Cooking Classes are 1.5 hours in duration, and are co-hosted with In My Kitchen founder Paula Mohammed, on zoom.

In-Person Cooking Classes are 3 hours long about 1.5-2 hours in the kitchen 1-1.5 hours sitting down and sharing the meal together.