I miss my mom’s Bun Bo Hue, but while visiting Vietnam, it is definitely the spot to try all kinds of variation of it! This soup is from my hometown Hue, in Central Vietnam. It is a soup made with lemongrass, chilli, with citrusy taste and spicy if the cook likes it that way! It is mainly with pieces of beef shank “Bo”, pig’s feet/pig bones (not everybody likes this, but I am quite use to it!) and, depending who made it, it has tendons ,cha lua (Vietnamese style steamed pork loaf – processed meat), huyet (pig’s blood cubes) or cha tom (shrimp paste).
Here you will find places where I get my Bun Bo Hue in Saigon! The map is at the end of this post!
Quan 44, District 2
This Bun Bo Hue joint is always the easiest option ever. It is 20k-30k (1, 1.50$) a bowl. Mostly useful for The Vista residents, it is “walkable” or if you’re really lazy, 1 minute away by taxi or motorbike. This lady has been always smiley, nice and welcoming. I always get the “To day du”, which means the bowl with all kinds of meat in there, while the boys usually take the basic bowl “Bo Cha”, which means beef and Vietnamese type of processed meat ham.
// Rien de mieux qu’une petite soupe vietnamienne «Bun Bo Hue » pour un repas rapide, complet, beaucoup de MSG et pas cher (environ 20k-30k le bol, soit 1-1.50$) ! Cette place est au District 2, donc pas une recommandation pour monsieur et madame tout le monde, mais surtout pour ceux qui sont dans le coin du Vista Appartements à Thao Dien. Je prends toujours celui avec toutes les viandes à 30k.