An overview of Noodles with Grilled Pork
Noodles with Grilled Pork or Bun Thit Nuong is one of the most favorite foods of many people in Ho Chi Minh City. Similar to many Vietnamese rice noodle dishes, Bun Thit Nuong is made from many ingredients including noodles, meat, vegetables, herbs, fish sauce. The ingredients blend perfectly and make the food one of the must-try in the city. Tender, slippery, little chewy rice noodles are the must ingredient. Although Vietnam has many kinds of rice noodles in different shapes and thicknesses, the noodles for Bun Thit Nuong is long, thin and cylindrical.
The noodles are usually served in a bowl and topped with various toppings. The toppings include Grilled Pork, Fried Rolls, Grilled Beef in Wild Betel, Grilled Pork Patties. Vegetables including cucumber, bean sprouts, lettuce, and herbs could not be missed. Crushed toasted peanuts and green onion oil are also topped on the noodles. The sweet and sour dipping sauce is served separately.
How to eat Noodles with Grilled Pork?
This is not a piece of good news to foreigners who are familiar with forks and knives. You will use a pair of chopsticks to eat this food. You can ask for a fork in case you could not eat with the chopsticks. However, my advice is that do not give up learning how to eat with chopsticks. So that you will not miss a wide range of Vietnamese foods. Certainly, you can only enjoy Bun Thit Nuong at its best using chopsticks as Vietnamese people do.
Firstly, you should pour the dip into the bowl of Bun Thit Nuong. If they do not bring to you a dip bowl of dipping sauce, you should get the dip yourself from a jar containing dipping fish sauce on the table. Add chili pepper sauce to the bowl at your wish. Then use the chopsticks to mix the noodles, vegetables, herbs, and the toppings so that the dip plays off the others. What’s next? Just eat and enjoy the food.
8 Best Places to eat Noodles with Grilled Pork in Ho Chi Minh City
Below is a list of long standing and famous places to eat Noodles with Grilled Pork in Ho Chi Minh City:
Bun Thit Nuong Ba Them, Alley 88 Nguyen Hue Street, Ben Nghe Ward, District 1, Ho Chi Minh City; Opening hours: 8:00 – 16:00; Prices: 35,000 – 45,000 VND.
Bun Thit Nuong Chi Tuyen, 175 Co Giang Street, Co Giang Ward, District 1, Ho Chi Minh City; Opening hours: 7:00 – 20:00; Prices: 30,000 – 66,000 VND.
Bun Thit Nuong Co Ba, 287/68 Nguyen Dinh Chieu Street, Ward 5, District 3, Ho Chi Minh City; Opening hours: 13:00 – 21:00; Prices: 33,000 – 38,000 VND.
Bun Thit Nuong Vi Sai Gon, 87 Nguyen Tri Phuong Street, Ward 8, District 10, Ho Chi Minh City; Opening hours: 5:00 – 22:00; Prices: 38,000 – 52,000 VND.
Bun Thit Nuong Kieu Bao, 339/12 To Hien Thanh Street, Ward 12, District 10, Ho Chi Minh City; Opening hours: 11:00 – 21:00; Prices: 22,000 – 26,000 VND.
Bun Thit Nuong Hai Dang, 145 – 157 Chan Hung Street, Ward 6, Tan Binh District, Ho Chi Minh City; Opening hours: 11:00 – 22:00; Prices: 30:000 VND.
Bun Thit Nuong Anh Ba, 126 Le Van Sy Street, Ward 10, Phu Nhuan District, Ho Chi Minh City; Opening hours: 6:15 – 22:30; Prices: 20,000 – 60,000 VND.
Bun Thit Nuong Sau Can, 69 Bui Dinh Tuy Street, Ward 12, Binh Thanh District, Ho Chi Minh City; Opening hours: 7:00 – 21:00; Prices: 30,000 – 38,000 VND.
Note that at the 8 Best Places to eat Noodles with Grilled Pork in Ho Chi Minh City, you can eat other delicious Vietnamese foods. For example, these restaurants serve Spring Rolls, Question Cake with the same toppings as Bun Thit Nuong.
Eating Saigon is a great thing to do on your trip. How to eat the city to its fullest? It is easy to eat at fine dining restaurants which are for rich people and tourists. However, the real Saigon is at local restaurants which are favorite places of many Saigon people. Reaching the local restaurants outside of District 1 sometimes is difficult for foreigners. A Saigon Food Tour is a great choice to immerse into the city life, enjoy all the exotic foods with your tour guides as friends.