“Bun Cha” – One of The Most Wanted Street Foods in Hanoi

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“Bun Cha” is one of two most popular street foods in Hanoi. You can easily find Bun Cha in many streets in Hanoi. Or just simply follow the attractive smell of barbecue pork. It consists of rice noodles, BBQ pork, fresh vegetable and authentic sauce made from fish sauce, vinegar and sugar. There is an option of having the spring rolls with Bun Cha.

The pork will be barbecued after being marinated on the char coal. The pork can be either sliced or minced one. And it tastes great after well being barbecued on the char coal. Definitely, BBQ pork is the most important recipe for Bun Cha. “Bun” means rice noodle and “Cha” means barbecued pork. The sauce of Bun Cha made from mixture of fish sauce and sugar, vinegar, water, chili, garlic and black pepper. This sauce decides how good the Bun Cha can be. And the way to make it is the know-how of different restaurant. Mostly Hanoi people have Bun Cha for lunch, not also for breakfast or dinner like Pho. We serve Bun Cha with rice noodle (Bun), fresh herb and vegetable, and spring rolls. And the most important is barbecue pork put in the bow with sauce. You can add more chili, vinegar, black pepper based on your taste. Then enjoy it !!!

Pork is being barbercued for "Bun Cha"

Pork is being barbercued for “Bun Cha”

"Cha" - Barbecued Pork

“Cha” – Barbecued Pork

"Bun" - Rice Noodle

“Bun” – Rice Noodle

"Nem" - Spring Rolls

“Nem” – Spring Rolls

Fresh vegetables

Fresh vegetables

Vinegar and Garlic

Vinegar and Garlic

The complete "Bun Cha" Dish for lunch is ready !

The complete “Bun Cha” Dish for lunch is ready !


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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”.