• The little miracle of the recipe Bun bo Hue
  • The little miracle of the recipe Bun bo Hue

  • on Oct 10, 2019       By: BN
  • Known as a native of Hue and queen of its tables, the spicy noodle soup Bun bo Hue is one of Vietnam's most famous dishes and is present in almost every Vietnamese restaurant abroad. Its reputation is shaped by the amount of its multicultural transformations and also by its places that symbolizes the subtleties inherited from the culinary heritage of our former imperial city.

    It is not by chance that Anthony Bourdain, the famous American cook with his series of gastronomic discoveries, confided that "Bun bo Hue is the best noodle soup in the world I have ever tasted". Succulent and comforting, this traditional dish of Hue comes in multiple versions to fill the gourmands of each region it travels. Also known as "Bun bo gio heo", vermicelli with beef and ham shank or simply "Bun Hue", vermicelli from Hue, this brightly colored hot-food dish prompts us to go to the restaurant at any time of the day. 


    No one knows exactly the story of the marriage between beef and pork in the millennial cuisine of Hue in general and Bun bo in particular. One thing is certain, with the imagination and refinement of its inhabitants, like their way of life, the local recipe has become a place of distinction in the top Vietnamese specialties.

    In addition to the combination of beef and pork, "cha" or "gio", Vietnamese pies made from pork, beef or crab are also common at the Vietnamese table. And the Bun bo is no exception. For the gluttony, according to some, the dish can be more complete with a few tubes of cooked pig blood curd. Everything is delicious with soy sprouts, banana flowers and herbs. Perfectly spiced and fragrant as the culinary custom of the center, the soup of Bun Bo is enough to stimulate both your curiosity and your senses from preparation to consumption.

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    Moreover, if there are dishes offering a combination both intriguing and harmonious ingredients, it is without a doubt the recipe of Bun bo. It's time to put a point of honor to the broth of bone that is done with patience to meet the favors of a bowl of Bun bo. Please take note of the coexistence of lemongrass and "mam ruoc", a local brine that invites you to a surprising taste experience. Unlike the sweet smell of lemongrass, the "mam ruoc" based on pasta of small shrimps, a very strong smell. These seasonings are found in a balance of tastes whose mastery is an art. The "homemade" Bun bo hue is never a simple matter of cooking, but requires a know-how. In addition, instead of resorting to the fabulous Five Spices as tradition in the north of the country and the Chinese, the Hues have innovated by granting lemongrass to beef. 


    Let's move on to the delights offered by the beef mate. The cooked meat is sliced into slices of a thickness of three centimeters. Its tender, tasty and slightly gelatinous flesh brings a texture so appreciated that its preparation and cooking also require special attention. Not to mention the typical round shape that distinguish Bun Bo rice noodle from other types of traditional noodles.

    You can taste this typical Hue dish everywhere, especially in the big cities of Saigon in Hanoi for a sum around 40.000 and 60.000 VND. Want an unforgettable gourmet stay in Vietnam? Follow in the footsteps of gourmets to enjoy a true taste of Hue by referring to our selection of good places to enjoy the Bun bo in Hanoi, Hue and Saigon.

    Good restaurants of Bun bo Hue in Hanoi

    Bun bo Hue O Xuan, 3A Quang Trung Street, Hoan Kiem District
    Bun bo Hue, 60 Hoa Ma Street, Hai Ba Trung District
    Net Hue, 36C Mai Hac De Street, Hai Ba Trung District
    Bun bo Hue, 22 Phan Boi Chau Street, Hoan Kiem District
    Bun bo Hue, 204B Hang Bong Street, Hoan Kiem District

    Good restaurants of Bun bo in Hue

    Bun bo Ms. Tuyet, 47 Nguyen Cong Tru
    Bun bo Di Bup, 68 Tran Quang Khai Street
    Bun bo Ms. Nga, 103 Xuan 68
    Bun Bo Ong Vong, 5 Nguyen Du Street
    Bún Bò Thien Thanh, 171 Ba Trieu Street

    Good restaurants of Bun bo Hue in Saigon

    Bun bo Ganh, 110 Ly Chinh Thang Street, 8th Ward, 3rd Ward
    Bun bo Huong Giang, 130 Ni Su Huynh Lien Street, 10th Ward, Tan Binh District
    Bun bo Hue Thanh Noi, 47A Tran Cao Van Street, 3rd District
    Bun bo Song Huong, 65 Go Gau Street, Tan Quy Ward, Tan Phu District
    Bun bo Hue 31, 31 Mac Dinh Chi Street, 1st district

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