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Banh Canh Gio Heo…Udon Noodle Soup

Banh Canh Gio Heo – Udon Soup with Homemade Udon Noodles

Banh Canh Gio Heo ~ Pork Rice Udon Noodle Soup with Homemade Udon Noodles


  • Soup – pork feet, water, fish sauce, salt, rock sugar/candy, chicken powder, pork bone (optional), pork crib (optional)
  • Udon noodles – 3.5 cups cold water, 2 cups rice flour, 1 tsp salt, 1 tbsp cooking oil, 3/4 cup tapioca starch
  • Misc.:
    pork loins/bacon/pork shoulder
    Vietnamese pork ham
    lime, hot chili, dried shallot, black pepper
    scallion, cilantro, bean sprout
    vinegar, 1 yellow onion

How… Banh Canh Gio Heo – Xuan Hong

Cleaning pork feet:

  • Pre-mixed water = cold water + vinegar + salt = Mix well and set aside.
  • A pot = add cold water = boil
    When it’s boiled, add pork legs = continue cook
    When it’s boiled again, remove pork legs to a colander, rewash them with pre-mixed water, set aside.

Cooking pork feet & pork loins:

  • A pot = cold water = cook until it’s boiled
    When it’s boiled, add a yellow onion, add pre-washed pork leg, add pork loins = Cook
  • Add candy sugar + salt + chicken powder = Continue cooking until they’re cooked.
  • When they are cooked, remove them out. Usually pork loin is ready first.
  • After removing all meat out, add 2 carton of chicken broth = continue cook until it’s reboiled.
  • Test to taste. If it’s not your taste yet, add a 1/2 tsp sugar + 1/2 tsp chicken powder + 1 tsp fish sauce

Making udon dough:

  • A pot = cold water + rice flour + salt + cooking oil = mix well
  • Cook at medium heat but constantly stir to avoid stick at the bottom of the pot.
  • When your hand feel heavy (not boil yet), turn off the stove
  • add tapioca starch = continue stir.

Pre-boil a pot of water + cooking oil = continue cooking and leave it there.

Pressing dough to make udon noodles:

  • Add dough to a potato ricer with large hole disc.
  • Press the dough into boiling water
  • When out of dough, just shaking the mole, then noodles drop into boiling water.
  • Continue pressing the rest of dough.
  • When noodle are floated on the top, they’re ready to drain.
  • Remove cooked noodle into a colander, drain them under the faucet with cold water.
  • Add a little of cooking oil and mix around noodles avoiding them stuck each other.

Now, everything is seem done.

Prepare a bowl of udon noodle soup:

  • A bowl = add cooked udon noodles (making udon noodles hotter by microwave it) + couple slices of Vietnamese ham + a couple slices of cooked pork loins + 1 cooked pork leg + soup
  • Add a little bit of everything (sliced/chopped scallion + cilantro + dried shallot + black pepper)
  • Serve but don’t forget squeeze some lime, add some slice of hot chili, add some bean sprout (optional)

Enjoy your winter hot udon noodle soup from FoodNetBay team!