What is vermicelli made from? Some delicious dishes from vermicelli


The 2023 Lunar New Year is close to the shelf. At the end of the year, everyone is busy with their own work. Tet is a very beautiful time for families to gather together around the tray of rice. Perhaps, eating too much Tet rice will make us boring. Instead, to make the menu more diverse, currently on the market, there are Cao Bang vermicelli products on sale. Mien seems to be an extremely popular dish of Vietnamese people. Many people ask the question: “What is vermicelli made from?” And today, let’s follow Dung Ha Dry Food to find out what vermicelli is made from!

1. What is vermicelli made from?

Vermicelli is a familiar dish of Vietnamese people. This kind of vermicelli appears popular in daily meals and traditional dishes. But not everyone knows what vermicelli is made of and how it is made? This has caused many people to worry about the origin of vermicelli and their safety when used. Vermicelli is a type of dry food with thin fibers, very chewy and not mushy or mushy.


In Vietnam, the most famous vermicelli is Cao Bang vermicelli. The reason they are so called is because this kind of vermicelli is produced in Black village, Thanh Cong commune, Nguyen Binh district, Cao Bang province. Mien dong is also known by other names such as Black vermicelli, Nguyen Binh vermicelli.
The vermicelli is made from the galangal plant. This is an extremely abundant and popular crop in the northern provinces. This type of tuber looks very similar to galangal root and has many other names such as grinding tubers, tubers, banana roots, etc. The purer the distilled galangal starch, the more chewy and delicious the vermicelli will be. In the vermicelli craft village of So village, people do not follow the industry, so they still retain their identity, the noodles are made from 100% galangal starch with a meticulous, cautious and safe process. Therefore, vermicelli in So village continues to be a favorite specialty of many diners in recent years.

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2. How is vermicelli made?

To be able to produce finished products of vermicelli is not easy at all. The vermicelli maker will have to go through at least 3 stages of powder washing. Thorough soaking and rinsing of the powder will help remove any residue and soil. Ensure food hygiene and safety conditions for vermicelli during the production process. Depending on the output, use the amount of NaHSO3 (a chemical that is allowed to be used in food) and the appropriate amount of water according to the production volume.
Preparation materials:
  • Neighborhood Starch
  • Clean water

Implementation step:

  • Soak the tapioca starch with clean water to make the dough expand, clean and remove impurities
  • Mix dong quai starch with starch milk in the ratio 1:0.5ml of clean water
  • Stir well, let the powder settle for about 3 hours, remove the dirty water. Neighborhood starch needs to be made 10 times over and over again
  • Starch milk of galangal is mixed with boiling water of 80 – 85 degrees Celsius to make the dough flexible and thickened
  • Pour the powdered milk into the mixer so that the mixture is smooth and even
  • For 6 – 7kg of dong quai powder mixed with 50ml of cold water and 70ml of boiling water, stir well to obtain a slurry.
  • Add this whole starch to the starch milk in the blender, beat well to get a homogeneous paste.
  • Put the pan on the stove, apply a thin layer of cooking oil, put a layer of dong quai powder into the pan and shake well to spread the water evenly on the pan.
  • Cover the lid for about 5 seconds
  • Pre-drying and incubating moisture balance

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3.1 Stir-fried vermicelli with chicken hearts

3.1.1 Preparation materials:

  • Noodles: 350gr
  • Salt: 2 tablespoons
  • Garlic: 2 bulbs
  • Chicken intestine: 1 set (heart + liver + gizzard + intestine)
  • Bean sprouts: 150gr
  • Onion: 3 branches
  • Seasoning: seasoning, monosodium glutamate, ground pepper, cooking oil

3.1.2 Preliminary raw materials:

  • You will soak the dong vermicelli with filtered water for about 7 minutes to make the area soft and easy to prepare
  • Pick up the vermicelli, cut into pieces just enough to eat (length 5-7cm)
  • Put the chicken in the pot, put a handful of salt in it, squeeze it with your hand to cover the fishy smell
  • Rinse under clean running water, let dry
  • Slice the chicken gizzards into bite-sized pieces
  • Garlic peeled, washed, minced
  • Bean sprouts, washed and dried

3.1.3 Implementation steps:

  • Put the pan on the stove, add cooking oil, wait for the oil to boil, then add minced garlic and fry until golden and fragrant
  • When the garlic smells good, add the chicken gizzards and stir-fry until cooked for about 3 minutes. Stir well to avoid burning
  • Put in the chicken gizzard, including: 1 seasoning + 1 monosodium glutamate + 1 seasoning. Stir well so that the chicken gizzards eat salt and fish sauce
  • Pour the chicken gizzard into a separate bowl
  • Continue using the pan, add 1 tablespoon of cooking oil, wait for the oil to boil, then add the vermicelli and stir-fry on medium heat for about 7 minutes.
  • When the vermicelli is cooked, you add 1 seasoning + 1 MSG + 1 seasoning, stir until the vermicelli is soaked with salt and fish sauce.
  • Vermicelli dong has a rich taste, you pour chicken gizzard + bean sprouts and stir-fry together for about 3 minutes and then turn off the stove.
  • Sprinkle scallions + ground pepper on top, turn it over, then turn off the stove and scoop the vermicelli into a bowl
  • Enjoy delicious stir-fried vermicelli with chicken hearts while it’s still hot

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3.2 Noodles cooked with chicken hearts

3.2.1 Preparation materials:

  • Noodles: 350gr
  • Salt: 2 tablespoons
  • Chicken broth: 500ml
  • Chicken intestines: 1 set (Heart + liver + secretions + lungs + gizzards + intestines)
  • Dried shiitake mushrooms: 15gr
  • Bean sprouts: 125gr
  • Dried bamboo shoots: 200gr
  • Seasoning: seasoning, monosodium glutamate, ground pepper, chili sauce

3.2.2 Preliminary raw materials:

  • The vermicelli is soaked in warm water for about 5 minutes to soften the vermicelli
  • Pick up the vermicelli, use scissors to cut the vermicelli into pieces just enough to eat. Put it in a bowl
  • Put the chicken in a small bowl, add 1 teaspoon of salt. Using your hands, squeeze the chicken with salt to mask the smell and fishy
  • Rinse under clean running water, let dry
  • Dried chicken intestines, you cut them into small pieces just enough to eat
  • Shiitake mushrooms soak in warm water for about 5 minutes to soften the mushrooms
  • Using scissors, cut off the base of the mushroom
  • Rinse the mushrooms under clean running water, gently squeeze them with your hands to drain the water
  • Dried bamboo shoots soak in warm water for about 10 minutes until the bamboo shoots are soft
  • Using your hands, strip the bamboo shoots into small and thin strands
  • Rinse bamboo shoots with clean water
  • Using your hands, gently squeeze the bamboo shoots to dry out
  • Bean sprouts you wash and dry

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3.2.3 Implementation steps

  • North on the stove 350ml of water, bring to a boil, when the water boils, put the chicken intestines in for about 2 minutes until the chicken intestines are cooked.
  • Take out the chicken intestines into a bowl
  • Continue to use the bare water of the chicken, put the dried bamboo shoots in and boil them for about 10 minutes, then pour the bamboo shoots away, let the bamboo shoots drain.
  • Put 500ml of chicken broth on the stove, bring the chicken broth to a boil
  • Chicken broth is boiling, you put shiitake mushrooms in and boil for about 10 minutes
  • When the shiitake mushrooms are cooked, you put the vermicelli in and boil it for about 5 minutes
  • Next, you add chicken intestines + boiled dried bamboo shoots + bean sprouts and cook with vermicelli for about 10 minutes
  • Add 1 seasoning + 1 monosodium glutamate + 1 seasoning, stir well. Season and taste to suit your taste
  • The broth is just mouth-watering, the vermicelli and ingredients are cooked, turn off the stove and scoop the vermicelli into small bowls
  • Enjoy the vermicelli while it is still hot and can add a little chili sauce to make the dish more attractive, spicy and numbing the tongue.

4. Conclusion

Above is the entire article detailing the answer to the question of what vermicelli is made of. In addition, we would like to show you some delicious dishes from vermicelli that you can make at home to make your family’s menu more varied and nutritious. The dishes made from vermicelli are very simple, not too difficult and fussy, anyone can do it. The weather of the Lunar New Year will be cold, enjoying together a bowl of chicken heart vermicelli will help the body become much warmer.


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Address to buy ingredients and buy quality vermicelli here:

  • No. 11 Kim Dong – Giap Bat Street – Hoang Mai District – Hanoi
  • A10 – Alley 100 – Trung Kinh Street – Yen Hoa Ward – Cau Giay District – Hanoi City
  • No. 02/B, Quarter 3 – Trung My Tay 13 Street – District 12 – Ho Chi Minh City

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