Bun cha is a well-known local food in Hanoi. It is made of grilled pork and noodle, often thought to have been originated from Hanoi, Vietnam. This dish is served with grilled fatty pork (cha) over a plate of white rice noodle (bun) and herbs with a side dish of dipping sauce/broth. Listed in top 7 specialties of Hanoi street food, the available density of Bun cha Hanoi is so great that you can easily find a Bun cha everywhere, from big restaurants to street vendors, but only gourmets of Hanoi can advise you the best ones.
Let’s join our street food tour Hanoi to try at least 1 of 5 following long-standing and famous Bun cha restaurants in Hanoi:
1. Bun cha Dac Kim at No. 1 Hang Manh, Hoan Kiem district, Hanoi
Located right on the beginning of Hang Manh street, bun cha Dac Kim has been a familiar destination for many foreign tourists visiting Hanoi.
The name Dac Kim was originated from its first owner in 1965. Till now, the next generations continue to keep its special formula and choose the materials more carefully. Especially, the meat must be a mixture of lean and fat type while the onion, garlic and fish sauce must be at high quality. Then, the mixture will be grilled on the charcoal, create a delicious fragrant.
2. Bun cha Hanoi at 34 Hang Than street,
Bun cha Tuyet in Hang Than slope is the destination that most of eaters will agree that its cha is really delicious and the quality is stable.
This restaurant is opened from 10h00AM till 4h00Pm and much crowed at noon.
3. Bun cha Hanoi at lane 74, Hang Quat street,
Although this stall is located in a so narrow lane on Hang Quat street, but you will be surprise when you know its existence of more than 19 years. This stalls has a large number of familiar eaters because once they try bun cha here, they will never forget its flavor.
4. Bun cha Huong Lien at lane 57, Lang Ha Street, Hanoi.
After the memorable evening on May 23, 2016, the name Huong Lien suddenly famous to the world’s famous restaurants thanks to the drop-in of U.S President Obama, in his 3-days business trip in Vietnam, he chose this restaurant for his dinner on May 23 to enjoy its famous dishes: bun cha
In fact, this restaurant has been long famous to the gourmet in Hanoi since its foundation in 1993. Bun cha Huong Lien restaurant has a moderate sauce taste that is sweet enough with the elegant sour of vinegar. The grilled pork is soft, smooth-tongued with strong taste of grilled onion. Besides a set of bun cha including grilled pork and grilled slice meat, you should order one or two more Nem cua be (sea-crab spring roll) to serve together with bun cha. This sea-scab spring roll has a very crispy cover while the inner meat is so delicious and sweet-smelling. That’s why many gourmets patiently wait up to 30 minutes just to have a full set of bun cha here at lunch time.
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