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Vegan Bun Bo Hue

Vegan Bun Bo Hue (Bun Bo Hue Chay)

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  • Author: Veggie Anh
  • Total Time: 1 hour 30 minutes
  • Yield: 3-4 servings 1x
  • Diet: Vegan


Vegan Bun Bo Hue is the plant-based version of the spicy beef noodle soup from central Vietnam. It's a spicy, flavorful noodle soup with crispy tofu and mushrooms and serves with chewy noodles and fresh herbs.


Units Scale


  • 1 daikon
  • 3 carrots
  • 1/2 a pineapple
  • 3 lemongrass stalks
  • 1L of water
  • 1 tbsp salt
  • 3 tbsp sate sauce (Vietnamese Chili Oil)
  • 1 tbsp sugar
  • 1 tsp mushroom seasoning (optional)
  • 1 tbsp vegan fish sauce (or soy sauce)


  • Bun Bo Hue noodles
  • 400g tofu
  • 200g king oyster mushrooms (or other mushrooms of choice)
  • 1 tbsp sate sauce (or chili oil)
  • Herbs (cilantro, mint, bean sprouts)


Make the broth:

  1. Slice the carrots, daikon, and pineapples into bite-sized chunks. Smash the lemongrass stalks and cut them into 4cm (2-inch pieces).
  2. Make the broth:
    • If using a pressure cooker: put the water, carrots, daikon, and pineapples then pressure cook for 30 minutes.
    • If using a pot: Bring the water to a boil in a big pot, then add the chopped carrots, daikon, pineapples, and water. Add the seasonings: salt, sate sauce, sugar, mushroom seasoning, and vegan fish sauce. Close the lid and simmer for 1.5 hour.

Prepare the toppings:

  1. While the broth is cooking, cut the tofu and king oyster mushrooms (or other mushroom of choice) into cubes. Fry them in oil until golden brown, add sate sauce and 1 tsp of salt and mix well.
  2. Cook the Bun Bo Hue noodles according to package instructions. Boil for 5 minutes, then soak in the water for 30 minutes before draining and rinsing under cold water.
  3. In a bowl, add the Bun Bo Hue noodles, then the toppings (fried tofu and king oyster mushrooms) and pour over the flavorful broth.
  4. Prepare the herbs to serve aside the noodle soup.


Use chili oil in substitute of Vietnamese sate sauce.

  • Prep Time: 30 minutes
  • Cook Time: 1 hour
  • Category: Meal
  • Method: stovetop, pressure cook
  • Cuisine: Vietnamese

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