When I get obsessed with something in the food world, my brain can't stop coming up with new ideas for those flavors. The topic of my obsession these days is Vietnamese Bun, I can't pass a new Vietnamese restaurant without stopping in and trying their version. Perfect for the hot days of august, Bun is a cooling almost pasta-salad like dish filled with everything I love. Once I had the idea of putting bun into a burrito, the recipe pretty much wrote itself. The rice noodles replace the rice, tofu replaces the beans, and all the other yummy stuff would combine to make the perfect salsa to go in my burrito.
After my tofu failure from yesterday, I went out to the store to grab a package.
Fried up nice.
The salsa is some ingredients from bun, and some from normal salsa. This salsa was the ambassador that brought Mexico and Vietnam together. It was amazing and was the star of the burrito.
Fish sauce and lime juice finish it off.
Perfectly grilled skirt steak marinated in fish sauce, soy sauce, chile paste, and brown sugar.
Rice noodles(lightly dressed in fish sauce), lettuce, peanuts, bean sprouts, and tofu.
Followed by the steak, salsa, and sriracha.
I loved this burrito! Normally if I make a meal this good and no one is around, I get kind of bummed that nobody else can taste the awesomeness. This time however, all I could think about was how good the leftovers would be. I ate these pretty much twice a day for 5 days.
Everything blended perfectly, and it became more than the sum of its parts. It wasn't just a traditional bun wrapped in a tortilla, it truly was a merging of flavors. If you like bun like I do, do yourself a favor and make these immediately.
Cucumber, Tomato, Mint, Red Onion, Garlic, Fish Sauce, Lime Juice, Salt
Fish Sauce, Soy Sauce, Brown Sugar, Chile Paste
Fried tofu, bean sprouts, vermicelli rice stick tossed with fish sauce, lettuce, peanut, sriracha.