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Bun Bo Hue - Vietnamese Food

Updated: Oct 1, 2023

Bun Bo Hue - Vietnamese Food

I wish this wonderful soup from central Vietnam’s city of Hue was as popular as pho outside the country. The two are very different soups. Bun Bo Hue is made with lemongrass and chilli, its broth both citrusy and strong, laden with thick cuts of meat. Paprika or anatto oil render the broth its fiery orange colour, and fermented shrimp paste lends a complicated layer of taste, one my Western palate was not acquainted with before trying the soup. These ingredients have been in other dishes I’ve tasted, but for some reason, this soup from the former imperial capital of Vietnam manages to bring them together in magical ways.

Where: Bun Bo Hue Dong Ba 110A Nguyen Du, District 1 +84 (8) 3912 5742

Bun bo hue, spicy and citrusy.

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