BUN BO NAM BO HANOI RECIPE COST AND TASTER SESSION – VIETNAMESE STREET FOOD

So, my Vietnamese friend Diep decided to take me to this famous Vietnamese street food restaurant, as she wanted me to try out this wonderful dish, as described by her initially as “dry pho” to make me understand what we are going to eat. As time passed by, two of my other friends from Netherlands, who I met in the hostel, also decided to join us to try this street food Bún bò Nam Bộ. Bun Bo Nam Bo is basically a dry version of pho, more like a healthy salad, but it still has some soup underneath the ingredients. There is papaya, baby onions,pork, bean sprouts, noodles in it. You can make it spicy by adding the sauce provided or you can also add some lime in it. Diep informed us that this is one of the most popular street food restaurant that serves Bun Bo Nam Bo. Along with it, you get pork wrapped in banana leaf and I am not sure about the name of it. If you know it, please comment down below. It was so delicious and I was lucky to try it on my last day in Hanoi.

Bún Bò Nam Bộ is one of the healthiest food as it has no oil content or fat in it it. Also the main ingredients are the rice vermicelli, fresh vegetable and meat along with toppings like peanut or papaya. You  get a dipping sauce along with the main dish and it is known as Nuoc cham in Vietnamese. You can know how spicy it is from the last portion of the video when my friend tries it. Personally, I would rate the spiciness around 7/10.  It costs us 60K Dong for a bowl which is around $2.65 or 2.12 GBP or 121 INR as of April 12th, 2017. So expect to pay price around that during your future visits. After having this , went on try the traditional Vietnamese coconut coffee and the Vietnamese fermented sticky rice with yogurt coffee. You can read more about that in the next post.  The street shop is not far from the Old quarter, Hanoi in Vitenam. Its just 12 – 18 mins walk from the Old quarter.My rating for Bún Bò Nam Bộ would be

9/10.

 

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