When it comes to Vietnamese food, pho usually gets all the fame and glory. Not a lot of tourists know about the existence of Bun Cha, an arguably superior Vietnamese dish made of grilled pork with rice vermicelli.
Bún stands for rice vermicelli, and Chả for pork.
Bun Cha Dac Kim in Hanoi is a rather famous joint for this dish and is located near Ancient Lane Hotel. It is situated right next to the morning market.
The Bun Cha at this place is prepared with freshly grilled pork and ground pork soaked in a broth made of fish sauce, vinegar, and sugar.
The vermicelli is served separately on a plate, and of course there’s plenty of herbs and raw vegetables as well as crab spring rolls to go with it.
You can enjoy Bun Cha by dipping the vermicelli in the broth and mixing in the pork and vegetables later. Alternatively, you can wrap it Korean barbecue-style.
The Bun Cha Dac Kim version here was really good, especially with the super spicy chili padi that came with it. If ever you’re in Hanoi, do make sure to treat yourself to a hearty and satisfying plate of Bun Cha.
Trying to influence your cravings since 2005, Kar Yeong was Guest Judge on Versus 1001 Rasa Baba’s 2018, R.AGE Food Fight Judge 2015 and NTV7 Foodie Blogger 2014. To read more about Kar Yeong’s food journeys, visit his blog at www.KYSpeaks.com