Recipe: Vietnamese Boiled Cabbage (Bap Cai Luoc)

This recipe is for Weekend Wokking, a world-wide food blogging event created by Wandering Chopsticks to celebrate different ways ingredients are used across cultures. The host this month is Erbe In Cucina (Cooking with herbs). If you would like to participate or to see the secret ingredient, check who’s hosting next month.

This Vietnamese Boiled Cabbage recipe is incredibly simple. What makes it different is the dipping sauce that goes with it!



1/4 to 1/2 head of cabbage

fish sauce
1 hard-boiled egg

Boil the egg(s), about 8-10 minutes.
Chop the cabbage into large pieces (about 1.5″ x 2″).
Boil the cabbage for about 2-4 minutes until tender.
Mash up about 1/2 a hard-boiled egg in fish sauce. You can add a squeeze of lime juice and some chile pepper too.
Serve with rice.