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Vietnamese Bun Burrito


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

Steak marinade:
Fish Sauce, Soy Sauce, Brown Sugar, Chile Paste

Other Fillings:
Fried tofu, bean sprouts, vermicelli rice stick tossed with fish sauce, lettuce, peanut, sriracha.


My anaconda don't want none unless you got BUN, hon...

I really like the sound of this!! Wonder if there's some way to wrap it all in rice papers... maybe a few of them so they don't break.

This is the greatest idea in the history of great ideas. It also makes me want to do the reverse - ie burrito fillings (cheese, beans, etc etc) in either rice paper wrappers. or deep fried like spring rolls. ooooh baby.

I've been following your blog for a while now and I am finally leaving a comment. I really enjoy your creative cooking.

I have yet to make anything, there's been plenty I've wanted to, but these burritos seem fairly easy and interesting. If I end up making them, I'll reply and let you know how they turned out! :)

Keep up the great work!



god i love these
using the tortilla is WAY better than rice paper.
rice paper won't keep the next day for leftovers.
and you know i make a large portion JUST for the leftovers
the next day. oh yeah

Wow...just wow. I've been craving an Indian style burrito for a couple weeks now, but now I need a Vietnamese one too I guess.

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