Bun thit nuong, Hue - review by Rusty Compass
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Bun thit nuong, Hue

| 15 Feb 2018
Bun thit nuong, Hue
66 Bach Dang St, Hue

Price guide: $

Our rating
15 Feb 2018

Bun Thit Nuong isn’t strictly a Hue specialty - no matter - it hails from central Vietnam and there are some fine places to savour a bowl in the former capital.

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Hue is a city of delicious culinary specialties. Bun thit nuong  - noodles (bun) with grilled pork (thit nuong) - is more a regional central Vietnam specialty. But Hue is an excellent place to pull up a plastic stool and dig in.

Bun thit nuong has been embraced throughout the country - especially the south. It's classic southern Vietnamese street food.

Bun thit nuong’s appeal lies in part in its raw simplicity. Cold noodles are topped up with slices of grilled pork, herbs, roasted peanuts and a variety of other goodies like chopped fried spring rolls and greens. The "nuoc cham" fish sauce tops it off.

Everything unfolds on the street before you. Some of the ingredients vary by region but the core ingredients are fixed.

I’m listing three favourite bun thit nuong spots in Hue. I’ve enjoyed many fine bowls of noodles at these places.

Just as important, they’re located in interesting parts of town - slightly away from the main tourist areas.

Bach Dang St is a particular favourite. After you finish your bowl of noodles, check out the old shophouses, temples and the Dong Ba canal.

Huyen Anh is a little out of town nearby Thien Mu Pagoda. It's popular with locals and is a nice addition to a visit to Hue's most beautiful pagoda (crowds permitting).

All of these bun thit nuong stops open in the afternoon.

Bun Thit Nuong - 85 Dao Duy Tu St, Hue
Bun Thit Nuong -66 Bach Dang St, Hue
Huyen Anh Restaurant, 52/11 Kim Long st, near Thien Mu Pagoda

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