Bun cha Vietnam won the heart of the whole world
- on Nov 30, 2018       By: LucyH
Many food critics say the subtlety in Bun Cha that can make foreign visitors fascinated is the culture of "just enough" shown in the way all the ingredients combine with each other. The meat is not too lean or too fat, just enough vegetables, sauce and noodles.
In Hanoi, it is not difficult to find a bun cha, including some familiar places such as Dac Kim, Hang Manh, Sinh Tu in Nguyen Khuyen, Huong Lien in Le Van Huu, Thuy in Phat Loc alley, Duy Diem in Ngoc Khanh etc along with Pho, Banh Mi and many other famous traditional dishes, Bun Cha is being referred as a representative of Vietnamese cuisine.
In May 2016, President Obama had Bun Cha in Le Van Huu Street. Since then, this dish has become more and more popular. Many visitors have chosen bun cha beside pho or banh mi ... In the rank of the best foods in the world by CNN or Lonely Planet, Bun Cha has been always in the top.
The basic ingredients of bun cha, including sauce, grilled chicken, vermicelli and vegetables; A good or bad Bun Cha is most likely determined by bowl of sauce. It has a very typical taste of northern food: spicy, salty and sweet. Many restaurants have been cooked the sauce to deepen the flavor and limit the uncomfortable smell of fish sauce. The sauce always include papaya, carrot accompanied with garlic or chili vinegar.
There are usually two types of grilled meat in Bun Cha: meatball and sliced meat which is the only meat that has fat in it. Normally, Hanoians only eat noodles at noon, but many restaurants also serve it for breakfast and dinner. Eating Bun Cha makes the dinner thirsty, so in the front edge of the grill is a brew of beer with a board saying "6.000VND/glass".
Sitting on the sidewalk with a few sets of plastic table and chair has become something familiar with the Vietnamese. The taste of Bun Cha mixed with the smell of charcoal goes perfectly with raw vegetables, herbs and the indispensable sauce. Everything together has made a famous dish that caught the attention of the whole world.
Bun Cha Restaurants in Hanoi that have appeared in the international media
Bun Cha Huong Lien
Address: 24 Le Van Huu, Hai Ba Trung, Hanoi
Opening Hours: 10:00 - 19:00
Price:40.000VND - 60.000VND
Bun Cha Dac Kim
Address: 1 Hang manh, Hoan Kiem, Hanoi
Opening hours: 8:30 - 21:00
Price: 40.000VND - 60.000VND