Bún chả is a Vietnamese dish of grilled pork and noodle, which is thought to have originated from Hanoi, Vietnam. Bun cha is one of 5 most delicious gourmet cuisine in Hanoi, which you can not meet when you’re traveling in Vietnam. Bun cha is served with grilled fatty pork (chả) over a plate of white rice noodle (bún) and herbs with a side dish of dipping sauce.
The dish was described in 1959 by Vietnamese food writer Vu Bang (1913–1984) who described Hanoi as a town “transfixed by bún chả.”
Pork patties and slices of pork belly are grilled over hot coals and served with fish sauce, tangy vinegar, sugar and lime, which, when combined, creates a sort of barbecue soup that is eaten with rice vermicelli and fresh herbs.
Where should you eat Bun cha in Hanoi?
- 21 Nguyen Huu Huan Street , Old Quarter of Hanoi, Vietnam – Bun Cha Ta
- 34 Hang Than, Hoan Kiem, Hanoi – Hang Than Bun Cha restaurant
- 2nd alley, Hang Khoai, Hoan Kiem, Hanoi – Dac Kim Bun cha restaurant in Hang Manh
- Dong Xuan Alley, Hang Chieu, Hoan Kiem, Hanoi – Dong Xuan restaurant
- 67 Duong Thanh, Hang Bong, Hoan Kiem, Hanoi – Bun Cha Nem Cua Be Dac Kim