Beef Noodle Salad (Southern style) Also known as: Bún Bò Nam Bộ.
This dish is a vermicelli noodle dish served with grilled marinated beef, fresh vegetables, some pickled carrot and the Vietnamese ‘nuoc cham’. The name that I write is a name that the people from the north call it, literally means ‘Southern beef noodle’. However, if you go to find this dish in the south of Vietnam, just ask for grilled beef noodle. It’s just like there is New York pizza everywhere in Amsterdam but there’s no New York pizza in New York.
What many people like about this dish is that there is no oil, fat involved, not at all, especially it’s beef filet, it’s just lean meat. It feels so healthy, green and fresh. And don’t put the temperature in the oven to high, don’t put it long so that you will have the juice of the grilled beef. Two table spoon of ‘nuoc cham’, a blend of fish sauce, lime juice, chili and very little little sweet of flavor makes the noodle taste Vietnamese, not pungent, but tasty and fresh.
And one thing is special that you can completely try this dish when in Hanoi. Address at 67 Hang Dieu, Hoan Kiem Hanoi – the best place to enjoy a bowl of beef noodle salad.
So do not forget to enjoy a bowl of beef noodle salad (Southern style) in Hanoi before starting a travel trip to Northern Vietnam from Hanoi. It will be great.