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Post by Cheriblossom on Sun Jan 14, 2018 5:36 pm

What you need:

Ground beef
Minced prawn 
Cooked pork blood
Fried tofu 
Fish sauce
Rice vermicelli
Red cabbage
Green cabbage
Fresh mint 
Bean sprouts 
Dried shrimp

Cooked pork blood 1/2 lb- depending on preference
8 pieces of Fried tofu- I use the “New Fay Wong Fried Tofu” 
6 tomatoes - depending on size 
1/2 lb of ground beef that’s made into small ball sizes ( beef is for me) but not necessary in this type of soup
3 cloves of garlic - cut into small slices
3-4 squirts of ketchup( from Heinz ketchup bottle) Which enhance the redness in the soup
3 soup spoons of fish sauce
3-4 soup spoons of shrimp sauce ( lee Kum Kee) Bun Rieu aka Crab Noodle Soup Imagejpeg
1-14 oz minced prawns in spices (I use the butterfly brand)
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1 10.58 oz of rice vermicelli ( I like the Newtown Company brand) Bun Giang Tay

1. Prepare 1/2 pot of water of water 

Don’t drink milk if you’re consuming cooked pork blood. Hubby has been craving the cooked pork blood so here we go again.

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That 1/2 pot of water is about 5.7” of water (revert to photo for accurate measurement)
- While waiting for the water to boil; prepare ground beef (I add 1 tsp of salt, 1tsp of chicken powder, a pinch of sugar and about 1tsp of Black pepper into the 1 lb of ground beef then roll them up into little balls)
-put cooked pork blood into a separate pot to cook for at least 45 minutes
- Prepare garlics by cutting them into thin slices
-  When  water start boiling,  add the 14 oz  minced prawns into pot
- Add 3-4 soup spoons of shrimp sauce into pot
- add ketchup
- add fish sauce
- add a pinch if sugar
- add salt (preference)
- add 2 packets of 8 pieces of dried tofu (cut in half or quarter)
- add 6 tomatoes( cut in half or quarter)
-add ground beef balls into pot
Turn fire to medium low

- fry 1/2 lbs of shrimps then put aside
-fry the sliced garlics then put aside
-crack 4-6 eggs into a bowl, beat it well for about a minute then put about 1/4 cup of dried shrimps into mixture
- put aside
-cut cooked pork blood into cubes then put them into soup pot
- when soup pot reaches boiling point, slowly pour the eggs with shrimp in
- wait for it to boil again then add the Fried garlics on top

-Prepare sides:

Cut and shred : 
1 green cabbage 
1 Red cabbage
Vietnamese water spinach 

Last edited by Cheriblossom on Sat Oct 26, 2019 10:30 am; edited 6 times in total


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