Appetizing Vietnamese Street Food – Bun Thit Nuong

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One of the most appetizing Vietnamese street foods is bun thit nuong that indulges almost any gourmet’s palate. If you have a delicate palate, give this kind of street food a try in any corner of streets along Vietnam. At the very first glance, a bowl of bun thit nuong looks very eye-catching and delicious. The tasteful mixture of many ingredients including garnishes, grilled meat, noodles, peanuts, etc. As usual, the grilled meats are placed on the top of noodles while some vegetables poke through the underneath. The way each component supplements each other make bun thit nuong the great street dish in the south of Vietnam. The name of bun thit nuong is vastly displayed on many signboards along Vietnamese streets.

Bun Thit Nuong

What Makes Bun Thit Nuong Tasteful And Mouthwatering?

Since preparing bun thit nuong is not difficult, many housewives can easily cook this pretty dish for their families. With addicted flavor, Bun Thit Nuong is preferred by almost all adults and kids. In Vietnam, it’s hard to find an individual that dislike this kind of food. In a bowl of bun thit nuong, the components are set in distinct layers. While bottom of the bowl is featured with some kinds of vegetables such as banana flower, leaf lettuce, sliced carrots, chopped herbs (basil and mint), and the top of the bowl is decorated with grilled meat and healthy peanuts. The middle layer contains the rice vermicelli noodles.

The term “thit nuong” here refers to the sliced pork that has been marinated with garlic, ginger, lemongrass, and widespread Vietnamese fish sauce for the appetizing smells when being grilled. Besides the grilled pork, the vendors or many other cookers can also use grilled pork meatballs (nem nuong), fried spring rolls (cha gio), fried tofu (tau hu chien), fried pork patty (cha chien), grilled shrimp (tom nuong), and many others.

In case of nuoc cham, it includes a meld of garlic, sugar, vinegar, and fish sauce. To eat bun thit nuong, the gourmets have to pour “nuoc cham” into the bowl and mix every other ingredient together. With each bite, the taste sensations may be sweet, savoury, meaty, crunchy, and slippery as well. The bowl of Bun Thit Nuong is tasty enough to win your interest from the very first taste. In both restaurants and vendors, you can easily order this kind of dish. Due to the meat you want, expect to pay from 20,000VND to 40,000VND! Hence, if you love eating bun thit nuong, feel free to call its name whenever you visit Vietnamese restaurants.

If you book a culinary tour in Ho Chi Minh City, draw your days off to Ben Thanh Market where you can trace many excellent food courts around. With years of experiences, the food courts there are proud enough to please both domestic and foreign connoisseurs. Order bun thit nuong and enjoy the hot-and-hot grilled meat. By this way, you fully appreciate the smell and taste of this food. So, what are you waiting for? Don’t miss the title of bun thit nuong whenever you tour to Vietnam and visit Vietnamese restaurants.

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Born in Hai Phong but growing up in Hanoi, Yang have a lovely childhood and great life experiences in these two best cities for cuisine and street food in the North of Vietnam. With 20 years working in travel industry, he had the chances to travel to most of the destinations in Vietnam. He loves travelling, taking photograph and also Vietnam culinary. Yang is also the good cook for his family. He said ” Whenever I came to any new place, I always want to visit the local market and trying the local street food, as they can reflect very well the local cuisine as well as culture of the place”.