Bun Bo Hue – Noodle Soup With Beef

The best Bun Bo Hue in Hue

1. What’s Bun Bo Hue?

Best Bun Bo Hue in Hue

Bun Bo Hue (Hue Noodle Soup or Rice noodle soup with beef) is one of the best specialties in Hue. Hue city as the capital city of the Nguyen Dynasty of Vietnam in 143 years. Foods in Hue were for the emperors and Royal family so it must be the best. Not only tasty but also beautiful decorations.

As you know, Hue Noodle Soup is not only famous in Hue, different parts of Vietnam but also in over the world. Bun Bo Hue means the noodle soup originally from Hue.

2. Bun Bo Hue Recipe

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The main ingredients of Bun Bo Hue are the round rice noodles ( vermicelli), fresh lean beef, porks, typical red broth, lemongrass, and shrimp paste. Sometimes, there are some additional ingredients such as crab’s meat, lean porks, etc depends on the cooks. In the typical red broth, the Hue people always add some shrimp paste to make the unique and typical flavor of Hue. After the beef bone is cooked. They often add a little pork or crab rolls into the mixture. Beef will be thinly sliced, dipped in boiling broth before being put into a bowl of vermicelli. It is also common to add a little chili powder and spices to a bowl of noodles and eaten with raw salads including herbs, beansprouts, baby lettuce, sliced banana blossom.

3. What does Bun Bo Hue taste like?

The taste of Hue noodle soup is delicious. it is the mixture of lean pork, beef, stew bone, a bit spicy of chili and lemongrass. After eating, you still feel the sweetness of the soup!

4. Bun Bo Hue Ingredients

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Ingredients including 0.5 kg – 1.5 kg chopped pork bone; one pork leg, a bunch of lemongrass, 1/2 kg of crusted beef, 3 liters of water; 1/2 teaspoon salt, one pork bologna, a tablespoons fish sauce, 2 onions, 1 teaspoon chili powder, a tablespoon cashew nut soup, 1 small bunch of green onions, 1 bunch of cilantro; 1 bunch of cinnamon; 1 banana blossom; bean sprouts; lemon, 1 large noodle pack, and 1 bunch morning glory.

5. How to cook Bun Bo Hue Vietnam?

To cook the Best Bun Bo Hue, we boil the water in the pot and wait until it’s boiled. After that, we drop chopped pork bones; crusted meat, 2/3 bunch of lemongrass, and salt into the pot. Wait until the water boils again, skim the foam thoroughly to avoid bad broth. After removing the foam, turn down the heat to low, simmer until meat is cooked. Moreover, make sure that the meat broth is well cooked. The pork rolls are cooked first, take out and soak in water. Plus, we add 1/2 teaspoons of pickled salt to prevent the meat from becoming black. Next, the well-cooked meat is picked out and soaked in brine. Stew the beef tail bone until cooked, take out the lemongrass and then season the sauce through the sieve, add 1 teaspoon of sugar, 2 tablespoons of fish sauce, season to taste.

6. Hue Noodle Soup decorations and How to enjoy it.

Now I will guide you on how to make a bowl of Bun Bo Hue (Hue noodle soup with beef). Firstly we put vermicelli inside a bowl, put a few slices of pork meat, crusted meat, freshly sliced beef, scallions, and onions on top. Pour boiled water on the surface of noodles. Served with bean sprouts, basil, lemon, sliced banana blossom, water spinach. If you like spicy, add some chili and enjoy it!

7. What’s the Difference between Pho and Bun Bo Hue?

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Hue noodle soup broth is kind of pretty spicy and the shape of noodles like vermicelli. Its shape is round vermicelli but Phở shape is flat like fettuccine. Phở broth flavor is from the star anise and cinnamon but Hue noodle soup broth flavor is from unique shrimp paste and citronella.

They both are great and different flavors so it would be great if you can taste both to compare the specialties from different parts of Vietnam.

8. Where can you get the best Hue noodle soup?

As you know, for the first time travelers who visit Hue, they often ask themselves some questions like where is the best Bun Bo Hue In Hue? or bun bo hue near me. Where is the best Bun Bo Hue restaurant?

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Bun Bo Hue Dong Ba

In Hue, it is very easy to get the Hue Noodle Soup. The open time all from 7 am to 5 pm, but Culture Pham Travel will give you some recommendations of where to enjoy the Best Hue Noodle Soup with beef.

  • Firstly is the Bun Bo Hue Ba Tuyet at 47 Nguyen Cong Tru street, Hue city. Price from 20,000 to 35,000 VND.
  • The second place you can enjoy this dish is Hue Noodle Soup So 1 Ba Xuan at 17 Ly Thuong Kiet Street, Hue city. Price from 30,000 to 35,000 VND/ Bowl.
  • The third is O Phuong Noodle Soup at 24 Nguyen Khuyen street, Hue city. Price from 30,000 to 35,000 VND.
  • The last one is Cam Noodle Soup at 45 Le Loi Street, Hue city. Price from 25,000 to 50,000 VND/ bowl.

Another way to enjoy Hue noodle soup with beef and a lot of different specialties in Hue imperial city is to book the Hue Street Food Tour at Culture Pham Travel. Book the tour with us, taste the best local foods and drink the best local beers!

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