This Vietnamese beef noodle bowl recipe is so tasty. It is spicy, tangy, crunchy, fresh, and hits every flavour profile. Along with the punchy, spicy Nuoc Cham dressing makes this recipe sumptuous and well balanced. You’ll definitely turn to this healthy recipe time after time. The briny juices from the clams help to flavour the broth. This is what makes this Asian noodle bowl recipe is perfect for a warm summer day’s dinner. This recipe serves 2.




  • 200g of rice noodles
  • 1 bunch of basil leaves
  • 1 tablespoon of white sugar
  • 2 tablespoons of fish sauce
  • 1 teaspoon of ground Himalayan salt
  • 2 tablespoons of water
  • 1/2 a teaspoon of freshly ground pepper


  1. Prepare the carrots, spring onions and cucumber, by first rinsing them under cold running water. After that peel the carrots and soak the noodles for about 8-10 minutes(as per packaging instructions), in a large plastic bowl, with cold water to cover them.
  2. Next, chop the vegetables into julienne strips. By the time you’re done the noodles should be ready to be strained. To make the Nuoc Cham dressing by mixing together the lime juice, fish sauce, garlic cloves, red chillies, sugar and water.
  3. After this, season your steak with pink Himalayan salt and then on a small skillet/non-stick over high heat, add the olive oil and place the steak in once the oil starts to smoke. Sear the steak on both sides for about just under 2 minutes until it’s nicely caramelised and brown, for rare (adding about 30 seconds more for every increasing degree of doneness). 
  4. Then remove the steak from the pan and set it aside to rest for about 1 minute, so it’s nice and juicy (resist the urge to cut it right away). Slice the steak into nice strips and season it with pepper.
  5. Finally, assemble the dish in a bowl. Start by adding some of the noodles, then add the cucumber, carrot, spring onion, basil, mint and coriander leaves. Leave some space to place the steak on one side of the bowl, and then drizzle some of the dressing over it.
  6. Serve and enjoy!


If you would like to add a bit of extra heat to your dish garnish it with some finely sliced chillies, or a sprinkle of chilli flakes should do the trick.

That is how to make a Vietnamese beef noodle bowl from the comfort of your home.

Recipe by My Hungry Husband