Vietnamese roasted duck and egg noodle soup (Mi vit tiem) is a specialty that any traveler shouldn’t miss. These days, Mi vit tiem is well known by foreigners because of its great flavor. Mi vit tiem is not only tasty but also healthy. It’s a perfect blend of Chinese and Vietnamese cuisine and culture. Next to Pho, I would like to recommend this amazing food for anyone living in or visiting Vietnam.
Chinese people brought Chinese roasted duck and egg noodle soup (Mi vit tiem thuoc bac) whose broth’s cooked from many kinds of Chinese herbs into Saigon, Vietnam. But throughout the years it’s been changed into Vietnamese roasted duck and egg noodle soup (Mi vit tiem) – a delicious Vietnamese food and become popular in Vietnam, especially in Ho Chi Minh city. It combines succulent roasted duck with an incredibly flavorful broth.
The main ingredient is duck leg which is soaked in wine, ginger and soy sauce before being flash-fried. By this way, we can preserve the integrity of the duck meat and removes much of the duck fat which isn’t good for health. After that it’s simmered in the broth of Vietnamese mi vit tiem made from pork bone, ginger, star aniseed, cinnamon, black cardamom, shiitake until it’s tender (not mushy), deeply seasoned and brown. The broth is rich, hearty, dark and very healthy. The broth also has a sweet aroma that attracts people around. It takes from 3 to 7 hours to finish cooking the broth so that patience is the key to cooking this food.
Egg noodles, shiitake, boiled greens, green onion are put into the bowl before the broth is poured on them. The duck leg is served whole on the side. Some recipes have the duck leg is refried until the duck skin is crispy before serving. It’s better to use your fingers to eat the duck leg. In addition, a small plate of soy sauce is also served with Mi vit tiem. Now it’s time for you to enjoy the dish. Just use the chopstick to get some duck meat and put it into the bowl. Then let’s use the spoon to ladle the broth, noodles, greens, shiitake and tuck in. It will be fantastic.
Best places to eat Vietnamese roasted duck and egg noodle soup (Mi vit tiem) in Ho Chi Minh city:
Mi vit tiem Hoang Dieu at 3 Hoang Dieu Street, District 4
Mi vit tiem Hai Ky at 349 -351 Nguyen Trai Street, District 5
Luong Ky Mi Gia at 1, Huynh Man Đat Street, Binh Thanh District
It’s our great pleasure to take you around the city by motorbike and enjoy Mi vit tiem. We can show you other Vietnamese delicious dishes and hidden parts that most tourists would miss because they choose a normal city tour by car. You can book a Ho Chi Minh City food tour to enjoy amazing local foods.