Nomadic Boys – Recipe for Vietnamese Cao Lau

Author: , May 22nd, 2015

Cao Lau - Nomadic BoysCao Lau was our favourite Vietnamese dish. It is a noodles based dish with slowly cooked sliced pork, bean sprouts and herbs served in a rich broth and topped with deep fried wonton crackers.

Cao Lau originates from the Central Vietnamese city of Hoi An. The noodles have a chewiness to them and are darker then normal white noodles. The colour is apparently due to the noodles being soaked in ash water from a particular tree on Cham island near Hoi An.

Japanese soba noodles are a good alternative, which have the similar texture. We had many yummy Cao Laus when we visited Hoi An and took a cooking class with the Golden Lotus Cooking school.

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