Bun Cha 145 Restaurant (145 Kebab Rice Noodles Restaurant), Ho Chi Minh City

The former U.S. President Barack Obama ate the traditional Vietnamese Kebab rice noodles when he was in Vietnam for the first time in 2016. Although the food originated from North Vietnam, it has become popular in different regions of the country. In Ho Chi Minh City, Bun Cha 145 Restaurant ((145 Kebab Rice Noodles Restaurant) on Bui Vien Street in Saigon Backpacker Area is one of the best places to eat Kebab rice noodles.

General information

Location: 145 Bui Vien Street, Pham Ngu Lao Ward, District 1. CLICK HERE to see the location of Bun Cha 145 Restaurant on Google Maps.

Opening hours: 12:30 – 14:00 (or 15:00); 17:30 – 20:00.

Tel: +84 28 3837 3474.

Bun Cha 145 Restaurant

Bun Cha 145 is a very nice restaurant, with a traditional Vietnamese interior design and warm atmosphere. Cement tiles with floral patterns, brick walls, wooden dining tables and stools, yellow lights make the restaurant cozy. An ancient telephone and old Vietnamese pot, a miniature house of Vietnamese ethnic groups are arranged in the restaurant. Models of Kebab, rice noodles, Kebab rice noodles on the old sewing machine in front of the front glass wall impress customers.

glass facade and glass door at Bun Cha 145 Restaurant (145 Kebab Rice Noodle Restaurant), Ho Chi Minh City

The restaurant has a glass facade as well as a glass door. The signboard is in blue and white color. Customers can sit inside to enjoy the air conditioning or outside to enjoy the open air and look over the busy and noisy Bui Vien Street.

The brick wall of Bun Cha 145 Restaurant (145 Kebab Rice Noodle Restaurant), Ho Chi Minh City

The brick wall of Bun Cha 145 Restaurant.

Wooden tables, stools with classical floral patterns, benches, cement tiles with floral patterns at Bun Cha 145 Restaurant (145 Kebab Rice Noodle Restaurant), Ho Chi Minh City

Wooden tables, stools with classical floral patterns, benches, cement tiles with floral patterns.

Models of Bun cha, Grilled beef wrapped in guise leaves, BBQ sticks at Bun Cha 145 Restaurant (145 Kebab Rice Noodle Restaurant), Ho Chi Minh City

Models of Bun cha, Grilled beef wrapped in guise leaves, BBQ sticks.

An old pot and lid, an ancient telephone at Bun Cha 145 Restaurant (145 Kebab Rice Noodle Restaurant), Ho Chi Minh City

An old pot and lid, an ancient telephone.

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Menu and Prices

Bun Cha 145 Restaurant serves Kebab rice noodles (Bún chả) consisting of Grilled pork, noodles and vegetables and costing VND 50,000. It also serves Fried spring roll, Grilled beef wrapped in guise leaves with rice noodles, Grilled okra, Grilled pork, Fried beef/fish/banana in green rice, Fried seafood tofu. Drinks at the restaurant include Saigon Special, Saigon Green/Red, Coca Cola, Iced black coffee, Iced milk coffee, Passion fruit drink, Aquafina, Green Thai milk tea, B-iced tea.

Menu at Bun Cha 145 Restaurant (145 Kebab Rice Noodle Restaurant), Ho Chi Minh City

Menu and prices.

Kebab Rice Noodles

A portion of Kebab rice noodles at Bun Cha 145 consists of long thin round rice noodles, fresh lettuce and shiso, grilled pork patties, grilled pork slices, sweet and sour fish sauce dip, kohlrabi pickles. All are served in ceramic plates and bowls, a pair of wooden chopsticks, a small paper chopstick restraint with the instruction how to eat Kebab rice noodles stainless steel spoon, tissues, minced garlic and chili slices are arranged on a small rectangular tray. The smell of grilled pork definitely make customers mouth watering.

A portion of Kebab rice noodles at Bun Cha 145 Restaurant (145 Kebab Rice Noodle Restaurant), Ho Chi Minh City

A portion of Kebab rice noodles at 146 Kebab rice noodles restaurant.

Put vegetables and rice noodles into the soup bowl at Bun Cha 145 Restaurant (145 Kebab Rice Noodle Restaurant), Ho Chi Minh City

Put vegetables and rice noodles into the soup bowl.

Wooden chopsticks, stainless steel spoon, garlic and chili.

How to Eat Kebab Rice Noodles

The instruction on how to eat Bún chả is pasted on the wall of the restaurant. To eat this amazing food in a proper way, the diner should follow the following steps:

  • Put minced garlic and chili to the soup bowl containing dipping fish sauce and grilled pork;
  • Put vegetables and herbs to the soup bowl;
  • Put rice noodles eventually to the bowl;
  • Emerge fried spring rolls when eating together if diner orders fried spring rolls.
How to Eat Kebab Rice Noodles

How to Eat Kebab Rice Noodles.

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