Rice vermicelli noodles (bun) are round rice noodles. They are white in color and soft with some elasticity. They also come in different sizes. The most commonly used one is medium size. The extra-large one is used in Bun bo Hue (Vietnamese Spicy Beef Noodle Soup).
How to use
You can use vermicelli noodles in noodle soups, noodle salad and in fresh spring rolls.
Where to buy it
Asian grocery stores carry dried bun noodles of many brands. My favorite brand is Bamboo Tree. The texture is the most similar to the bun we eat in Vietnam.
If your Asian grocery stores don’t carry this brand, another good one is the Three Ladies brand. The Three Ladies brand can also be purchased from Amazon.
Recipes that use rice vermicelli noodles are: