Banh canh gio heo tom recipe – Vietnamese pork shrimp noodles soup

Banh Canh Gio Heo Tom may be a less well-known Vietnamese noodles soup in comparison to the well-known Pho, however, its rich flavor, coupled with the freshness of tapioca noodles, as well as lots of shrimp and meat makes it as tasty.

The dish may appear like Bun Bo Hue however, it makes use of different noodles, is not as spicy and a bit heavier due to the addition of pork stock as well as thicker noodles.

My Banh canh gio heo recipe

Banh canh is directly translated to “noodle soup” or “soup cake” and originates from central Vietnam. The word originates from the flattened form of the noodles prior to when the noodles are cut in strings. It is best not to be too focused on the meaning of its English meaning.

Banh canh noodles

Its texture is similar to that of Banh Canh* is chewy, and its appearance may also be transparent depending on the ratio of the rice flour to the water.

Although it has a slight resemblance to its Japanese counterpart, udon, banh canh is made with tapioca as well as rice flour or a mix of both, as opposed to making use of wheat flour. If you’re in some sort of a jam and are unable to find banh-canh noodles, try substituting it with udon in this recipe.

Banh canh variants

It is important to know that there are a variety of soup variations and you can alter the soup to suit your taste. For instance banh canh cua is a rich crab soup that’s served with shrimp, crab legs and other seafood.

Banh Canh Gio Heo Tom is among the most well-known variations of Banh Canh noodles soup you can discover in Saigon and is prepared by a potent stock consisting of pork hocks. My mom’s recipe adds shrimp to the dish to provide an additional flavor and the familiar’surf and turf’ mix found on spring rolls (goi cuon).

Do you love Chicken Pho ?

Some people prefer topping their soups with bean sprouts or other greens. I prefer topping my banh canh banh gio heo using fresh, green onions crispy shallots and even cilantro.

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BÁNH CANH GIÒ HEO TÔM – (Vietnamese soup that is thick and noodle-based that contains shrimp and pork)

The hearty taste of this meat – and flavor-packed noodles recipe is a great match with the thick and springy banh canh noodles. It is great to cook in large quantities!
5 from 1 vote
Prep Time 25 minutes
Cook Time 1 hour
Total Time 1 hour 25 minutes
Course Breakfast, noodles
Cuisine vietnamese
Servings 5 bowls
Calories 497 kcal



  • 2 lbs 2 lb. pork hocks (gio heo) Ask the butcher cut into 1/2 " pieces if it isn't already done.
  • tap water
  • 2 tbsp salt, split
  • 8 c of water filtered
  • 1 onion yellow, cut in half with skin removed
  • 1 Tbsp sugar
  • 1 tsp MSG (monosodium glutamate)


  • 6-10 shrimps medium to large
  • 1 teaspoon sugar
  • 1/3 1 tsp salt


  • 2 packs fresh banh canh noodles, 15oz sizes


  • 1 bunch of cilantro that has been chopped up roughly
  • 1 bunch of green onion that has been chopped roughly
  • 4 tbsp deep fried shallots


  • The pork should be cleaned. Place all the pork into an enormous pot and add 1 tablespoon salt, and add tap water until it covers the meat. Bring to a simmer on high temperature. Once it is at a boil let it sit for a few minutes, then remove from the stove, and then remove the water from the pot and wash the pork in running water.
  • Return the pork back to the pot along with the remaining soup ingredients , as well as the water that has been filtered This time, however, set your shrimp aside. Heat to a high temperature, and then simmer for 5 minutes. Then scrape off the soup slime that rises to top.
  • Reduce the heat to an extremely low temperature for another fifteen to twenty-five minutes according to the degree of tenderness you'd like your pork to be.
  • Devein and remove the shrimp. Sprinkle sugar and salt on them, mix and let them marinate for 10 minutes. Boil water over medium-high heat in a small pan to cook shrimp in one or two batches. They're ready as soon as they turn pink/white.
  • Banh Canh noodles are cooked according to the instructions on the package and then drain.
  • Divide the food into 5-6 bowls and equally divide the following order: broth, noodles, shrimp, pork accessories, and then serve.
Keyword banh canh, bánh canh giò heo tôm, banh canh recipe, vietnamese pork, shrimp rice noodles soup

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  1. Bellie June 14, 2022

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