Even if you are a “boss” of food, it is difficult to score and compare which bun cha is the best, one can only judge whether it suits the taste of many people or not.
Referring to Hanoi’s specialties, besides pho, there are also types of vermicelli. Among them, bun cha is not only the most popular dish but has gained international fame, many times sought by heads of state to enjoy. On hot days as well as cold days, gathering friends or inviting guests, as usual, if you don’t know what to eat, people will “rush” right into a certain line.
Although on almost every street in the capital, there is at least one seller of this noodle dish. However, let’s take a look at the “map” of bun cha – the most favorite restaurant for foodies, and see what features there are.
Miss Tuyet Bun Cha
Open for sale all day, but at noon is when Ms. Tuyet’s bun cha is the most crowded. Some people even have to wait in line for more than 30 minutes to have a place to enjoy the famous bun cha tray. What keeps the diners is that the meat is not too greasy, but still tender and rich, although sometimes even sticky soot.
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Address: 34 Hang Than, Hoan Kiem.
Price: 50,000 VND/full capacity.
Dac Kim Bun Cha
On Hang Manh street, Dac Kim bun cha is the preferred choice of many domestic and foreign tourists, but this is also the most erratic bun cha restaurant. Someone praised a full serving of meat, grilled meatballs, grilled pork rolls and seafood spring rolls worthy of the price of 110,000 VND. However, there are also many people who complain because the marinade is not rich, the fish sauce is sometimes blurred.
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Address: No. 1 Hang Manh, Hang Gai, Hoan Kiem.
Price: 50,000 VND – 110,000 VND/person.
Lane 74 Hang Fan
Bun Cha here has a bold “traditional smell” because the charcoal barbecue is very rich, fragrant with the smell of lemongrass and garlic, mixed with the smell of smoke. But even spring rolls, although rolled long and large, but the mixed meat inside is quite faint, leaving no aftertaste. Perhaps sweet-loving guests will prefer fish sauce here.
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Address: Lane 74 Hang Fan, Hoan Kiem.
Price: 60,000 VND – 90,000 VND/person.
Ba Vuong crab vermicelli vermicelli
Because it is located in Ngo Si Lien market, the space of the Ba Vuong noodle shop is relatively cramped. In return, this is still the number 1 choice of “people” of Dong Da district with interwoven lean meat, extremely soft, rich and thick. The shop not only sells both normal spring rolls and crab spring rolls, but also splits water spinach in a basket of raw vegetables. Not to mention, if you don’t want to eat on the spot, the shop sells both noodles and grilled meat by weight for you to buy.
Address: No. 29, Ngo Si Lien alley (right at the market junction), Dong Da.
Price: 45,000 VND/unit, crab spring rolls 25,000 VND/piece.
Bun Cha 41 Cua Dong
Compared with the common ground, the price at 41 Cua Dong is much higher, the lowest price is 70,000 VND. However, this is a testament to the concept of “you get what you pay for”. The piece of bacon here is sliced large, and the grilled pork ball wrapped in guise leaves is also biting the roots of the teeth. Crab spring rolls will be deep-fried and hot before being served to diners. However, the dipping sauce is only temporary, if you are not a very fastidious guest.
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Address: No. 41 Cua Dong, Hang Bo, Hoan Kiem.
Price: 70,000 VND/small serving.
Bun Cha with bamboo stick Nguyen Du
Calling it a restaurant is not quite, this bun cha restaurant only takes advantage of a corner of the sidewalk right at the intersection of Nguyen Du and Ba Trieu, but every noon is always busy with people coming and going. Here, you can choose from 2 types of bamboo sticks, wrapped in guise leaves, or not. According to the general assessment of the diners, the patty is quite mouth-watering, the meat is not torn, but it is also just cooked, not haunted. Meanwhile, the sliced meat is a bit thick, so the seasoning does not penetrate deeply. In return, the saleswomen here are extremely generous, always about to give each customer a full plate of vermicelli, even twice as much as other shops.
Address: Giao Nguyen Du – Ba Trieu, Hai Ba Trung.
Price: 40,000 VND – 45,000 VND/person.
115D Giang Vo
Continued to be a bamboo noodle shop located at 115D, Giang Vo collective area.. Although the taste of grilled meat and grilled pork rolls, spring rolls are at the same level as other restaurants, but the plus point of this restaurant is the main point. is the warm, attentive service of the owners, along with the extremely beautiful layout of the dishes, making you want to try it right away. On average, a full set of grilled bun cha here costs 50,000 VND, while the spring rolls you can order separately.
Address: 115D Giang Vo, Giang Vo, Ba Dinh.
Price: 45,000 VND – 55,000 VND/person.
Banyan bamboo stick vermicelli
Banyan vermicelli shop is highly appreciated by diners for the taste of fresh meat, fresh vegetables to the mouth-watering sauce. However, with the price of 50,000 VND / basic serving, many people after eating are still hungry and disappointed because the meat is quite thin and the meat wrapped on bamboo sticks is also small.
Address: Opposite number 29 Nguyen Khac Nhu intersection with Hang Bun, Ba Dinh.
Price: 45,000 VND – 60,000 VND/person.
Bun Cha Bach Khoa
At noon, every time we go to Le Thanh Nghi street – near Bach Khoa stadium, everyone is rattled by the delicious smell of grilled meat emanating from a tiny alley. Following the smoke, we’ll come to a line at K8. The hash browns and meatballs here are considered “mini size” compared to a series of other places selling bun cha. However, a serving of only 35,000 VND still looks very full, especially, the fish sauce is a bit dark, but adding papaya and pickled carrots is just enough.
Address: K8 Bach Khoa (from Le Thanh Nghi turn to Nguyen Hien), Hai Ba Trung.
Price: 30,000 VND – 45,000 VND/person.
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