Vietnamese Shrimp Vermicelli Noodle Bowls

One of my favorite things ever? Noodle bowls. Vietnamese Shrimp Vermicelli Noodle Bowls, that is.

Vietnamese food has been one of my favorite things since I was about 3 years old. Not even joking! We would go to this place down the street from where I grew up at least once a week. I’ll never forget, the sweet man that owned it would always look at me and say “never lose that smile”. We had our usuals of course, and I literally still dream of it on the regular. I try to make time to go back every time I go home. If you live in Tulsa, you probably know I’m talking about Ri-Le’s. It’s just SO good!!!

These Shrimp Vermicelli noodle bowls are a great weeknight dinner or even meal prep lunch option. Simply store the sauce on the side until you are ready to eat. Quick, simple, and seriously yummy!


Vietnamese Shrimp Vermicelli Noodle Bowls

Vietnamese Shrimp Vermicelli Noodle Bowls
  • Author: Lindsay Cola (Tippens)
  • Prep Time: 25
  • Cook Time: 10
  • Total Time: 35 minutes
  • Yield: 2 1x


For the Shrimp:

  • 10 raw shrimp, peeled and deveined
  • Salt & pepper
  • Garlic Powder
  • Red pepper flakes

For the Bowls:

  • 2 c chopped green leaf lettuce
  • 2 servings of vermicelli noodles, cooked per instructions on package
  • 1/2 cucumber, sliced
  • 1/2 c shredded carrots
  • 34 T peanuts, chopped
  • Fresh cilantro and mint, as garnish
  • Jalepeno slices, as garnish

For the Nuoc Cham (fish sauce):

  • 1/2 c water
  • Juice of 2 small limes
  • 2 1/2 T fish sauce
  • 2 T sugar
  • 1 tsp chili garlic sauce


  1. Prepare fish sauce by whisking all ingredients together in a small bowl.  Cover and store in fridge until you are ready to serve.
  2. Season shrimp with salt, pepper, red pepper flakes, and garlic powder; set aside.
  3. Cook noodles per instructions on package; drain and set aside.
  4. Prep remaining ingredients- carrots, cucumber, peanuts, cilantro, mint, and jalapeño; set aside.
  5. Heat a few T oil in a non stick or cast iron skillet. When hot, add shrimp and cook for 2 minutes per side, until pink and fully cooked through.
  6. To assemble the bowls, add lettuce to each bowl, followed by noodles and remaining ingredients. Serve with fish sauce and dig in!
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