Bun Cha Hanoi – Watch our video to find out why we walked 48 minutes in Hanoi’s hot and humid weather for the iconic noodle dish invented and perfected in Vietnam’s capital city.
Have you eaten Bun Cha yet? We kept hearing this question from friends near and far as soon as we arrived in Hanoi. Finally, our answer is yes.
We could have eaten Bun Cha near our Old Quarter hotel at one of the many Bun Cha Hanoi restaurants in our busy neighborhood. Instead, on the advice our trusty friend Mai of Tho Loves Food, we walked to a restaurant on the outskirts of town to check out the popular local dish.
Similar to Pho, Bun Cha is a Hanoi food creation featuring the all mighty rice noodle as a key ingredient. Unlike Pho’s flat wide noodles, Bun Cha’s noodles are the thinner, vermicelli shaped “bun”. Eating Bun Cha is fun – you just dip the noodles into a bowl of sauce flavored with heaping mounds of fresh herbs (mostly a type of Vietnamese shiso), sliced papaya, red chili and garlic.
But wait, there’s more! We can’t forget our two favorite ingredients, grilled pork and spring rolls, as these are the components that give Bun Cha that extra oomph of flavor and texture.
Watch our video to find out if this particular version of Bun Cha was worth the long walk. (Hint – We don’t produce videos about food that we don’t like.)
Bun Cha Hanoi Video
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Bún Chả Bà Đức is located at 103 – C5 TT Giảng Võ (Trần Huy Liệu), Quận Ba Đình, Hà Nội, Vietnam.