Simple Asian Chicken Salad with fried vermicelli

Simple Asian Chicken Salad with fried vermicelli

Allow me to share my happiness. The weather has been rather good, and I can feel spring in the air. So close!

Last weekend we spent as much time outdoor as possible. It was a nice change to walk around the park in front of my house. During in winter, I even forgot about that space since I was almost always home after dark.

With the warmer weather, I feel like cooking something nice again. This grapefruit syrup cake. A simple chicken salad with Asian flavours. Fruit salad!  With ice-cream. It is even better! During this fasting month, I don´t do much creative cooking but stick to simple things that make us feel good.

Fruit salad in lemon bowl

Simple Asian Chicken Salad with fried vermicelli

A kind of chicken larb I make quite often, inspired by a recipe in Marie Claire a while back.

50g thin vermicelli
500g chicken mince
2 Asian shallots, peeled and mince
4 tablespoons fish sauce
2 tablespoons sugar
125ml lime juice
Salt, pepper
2 bird eye chilies, minced
1 bunch of coriander, 2-3 bunches of laksa leaves (Vietnamese mints), 1 bunch of Thai basils – leaves picked and washed
2 lime leaves, cut into thin strips
Oil to fry (about ½ cup)

In a small wok, heat up the oil and fry the vermicelli until puffed. Drain and set aside.

Meanwhile, in another wok, heat up 1-2 tablespoons of oil. Add in minced shallots until fragrant, then the chicken. Stir-fry until the meat is cooked.

Next, add in the seasoning – fish sauce, sugar, lime juice. Taste the seasoning to make sure you have that sweet-sour balance.

When the meat cools down, add in the chili, herbs, lime leaves and mix well.

Just before serving, fold in the fried vermicelli. Enjoy!

29 Responses to Simple Asian Chicken Salad with fried vermicelli

  1. Sukaina says:

    Looks so healthy and delicious Anh. Now if only I stuck to simple cooking in Ramadhan!

  2. sliceofmylyfe says:

    Seems like a delightful salad. Fried vermicelli must provide a nice crunch to the salad.

  3. Jennifer (Delicieux) says:

    Gorgeous Anh!!! I love simple flavours like this.

  4. Hannah says:

    I used to make a recipe like this all the time, but yours looks far more complex in flavour. Must try it! 😀

  5. leaf (the indolent cook) says:

    I like this – Thai-style salads rock!

  6. Rosa's Yummy Yums says:

    Scrumptious and so summery! Delicious and fresh.

  7. Von says:

    The warmer weather makes me want to cook more! I feel like making ice cream…although it's not THAT warm yet 😉 That mini fruit salad looks so cute and pretty!!! The chicken salad looks delicious too- I love fried vermicelli! 😀

  8. La Table De Nana says:

    You write so "prettily"..Just like how you present your food to us.The salad sounds and looks delicious..your half cup presentation .. darling.

  9. Vivian - vxdollface says:

    omg I love the fruit salad, it's soooo cute! Thanks for the recipe share, the vermicelli looks delicious

  10. Little Corner of Mine says:

    I loved the flavors of this dish. Very refreshing with the fruit too.

  11. Vee says:

    Too easy! And that grapefruit is just too cute 😉

  12. Lisa H. says:

    Very colourful grapefruit salad and healthy chicken salad…

  13. myfudo says:

    It looks so simple yet so appetizing. I must have this recipe.

  14. penny aka jeroxie says:

    So healthy! And the colours are super vibrant. :)

  15. Tanvi@Sinfully Spicy says:

    Looks so healthy & full of texture Anh..I would love to wrap that up in lettuce leaves and eat! :)

  16. Kulsum@JourneyKitchen says:

    oo looks so good Anh. All good things in a salad. Perfect!

  17. Gloria says:

    Anh!look beautiful, huggs gloria

  18. Monet says:

    This looks like such a fresh and flavorful meal! Thank you for sharing another delightful and creative recipe. I hope you had a lovely weekend, and I'm hoping you have an even lovelier week. Blessings from this hot state of Texas!

  19. Peter G @ Souvlaki For The Soul says:

    Lovely and fresh Anh…love the flavours and def a dish for the warmer weather.

  20. Ellie | Gourmand Recipes says:

    The weather is warming up and I can't wait to try out this refreshing salad recip. Thanks for sharing, Anh.

  21. Johanna GGG says:

    the weather is glorious – so much so that I was surprised to see a little rain had fallen this morning when I walked outside! but it cleared quickly – your photos are also glorious and speak to me of summer with those beautiful blues

  22. Junia says:

    the grapefruit fruit salad looks delicious! love how you used the peel as a bowl 😀 beautiful photography anh!

  23. tigerfish says:

    The fried vermicelli adds the special touch to the salad! and satisfying to have the fruit bowl after the salad :) Beautiful photos.

  24. Soma says:

    I can just inhale the flavors of mint coriander and the lime leaves.. A refreshing bowlful. Love the crunchy vermicilli on the top.. its almost the Indian concept of Chaat :) a cute fruit bowl and lovely lovely photographs.

  25. Nami | Just One Cookbook says:

    Not only food looks good but oh my the photo looks amazing Anh!!! I love the vivid color on food – enjoyed the cheerful color from food and brighten my feelings!

  26. Faith says:

    Eid Mubarak, Anh! The salad is lovely, I love the crunch from the fried noodles!

  27. bunnyeatsdesign says:

    The fruit salad photo is so wonderful! I would eat fruit more often if it looked like that. Fruit usually seems so uncool, but your little bowl of prettiness could be served to people you want to impress.

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