Question on making hu tieu at home
I'm not Vietnamese but I love pho but also think hu tieu is quite delicious too. It seems there are a variety of hu tieu styles served at restaurants and I like most of the different hu tieu I tried. Can someone provide some easy tips to make hu tieu at home. Hu tieu seems a bit (maybe a lot) simpler to make than pho, so wanting to try my hand at it.
Thanks in advance.
It's quite straightforward. Just use pork bones as already suggested in other replies. Also you can add Viet-style dried shrimps and/or dried squid to add real nice deep flavors to the pork bone broth.
For protein toppings, you can do a lot of things. If you can make or buy Char Siu (Chinese BBQ Pork) then that would be delicious in hu tieu; just slide it thin and serve as topping.
Two other things you can't forget: 1) use banh pho noodle and Chinese egg noddle (separately or together is good either way), and 2) Chinese Chives (flat leaf) – Hẹ which takes hu tieu flavor up to where it should be. Hope this helps.