Hue Noodle Soup (Bun Bo Hue) is a specialty food in Central Vietnam. However, this food has won the heart of most Vietnamese people and foreigners for its flavorful taste. Coming to Vietnam, you can find hundreds of restaurants and food stalls which serve Bun Bo Hue. On the way exploring District 1, Ho Chi Minh City I have lost into Bun Bo Ganh restaurant – Bun Bo Ganh where I have been served the most delicious Hue Noodle Soup.
After a long day driving under the sun, I totally relax at wooden table in a ancient house in Saigon style with lots of banana trees around the restaurant. Although it was hot and there was no air-conditioner and the restaurant was open, I felt cool and comfortable. Especially, the restaurant was an old house with classical architecture and made me peaceful to seat inside. They grew lines of banana trees around and use many wooden tables and chairs to serve foods.
Banana trees were grown around the restaurant
Coming to Bun Bo Ganh, you must try Hue Noodle Soup with special and unique flavor. At first, I tasted the broth which was cooked from bone and many kinds of Vietnamese ingredients such as ginger, lemon grass, . They put so much chopped green onion, crab and shrimp pie, meat ball, slices of boiled beef and pork leg. The noodle was thick and tender which was a perfect mix with the broth. A plate of fresh assorted herbs, morning glory slices was also served with the bowl of Bun Bo Hue.
Hue Noodle Soup at Bun Bo Ganh restaurant
After enjoying a tasty Bun Bo Hue, I ordered a portion of mixed Hue savory cakes including Banh Nam, Banh Loc, Banh It Tran, Banh Beo and Beef Pie. They sprinkled crushed peanut and crackers on cakes which made the dish very attractive. All of these cakes are eaten with fish sauce dip. I think you shouldn’t miss them on the trip to Saigon, Vietnam.
Mixed Hue savory cakes at Bun Bo Ganh restaurant
I was almost full after eating 2 savory dishes so that I didn’t have chance to enjoy their smelling and colorful Vietnamese Sweet Soups. They served many kinds of traditional Sweet Soups such as Sticky Rice Dumplings with Caramel Ginger Syrup or Che Troi Nuoc, Vietnamese Sweet Soup with Sticky Rice and Bean, Thung Vietnamese Sweet Soup or Che Thung, Vietnamese Sweet Soup with Black Glutinous Rice or Che Nep Than, Vietnamese Sweet Soup with Sticky Rice and Taro or Che Khoai Mon…
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