Hue beef noodle soup was once voted by SCMP, CNN… as one of the best dishes in Asia – Photo: Minh Duc
Bun bo Hue as well as Quang noodles, or Hanoi bun cha… the name speaks for its origin. Dating back to about the 16th century, Hue beef vermicelli or Hue original beef vermicelli is a common name for the vermicelli dish handed down in Van Cu village in Thua Thien Hue province.
Coming to Saigon, due to the four-way nature of this land, Hue beef noodle soup is sometimes strange with pig blood and crab cakes.
However, the taste of beef vermicelli is difficult to mix, it’s characteristic is not inferior to the broth of other rustic vermicelli such as vermicelli or vermicelli…
Beef vermicelli has a strong aromatic broth flavor thanks to simmering pork legs, bones, and muscles for many hours. Then add a little lemongrass, a little cashew oil and onions to make the broth more fragrant and colorful. Of course, when enjoying beef noodle soup, it will be more or less delicious if you add a little chili satay.
Hue beef noodle soup has become more “fertile” than before thanks to the introduction of cuisine from all regions in Saigon – Photo: Minh Duc
Saigon has no shortage of restaurants selling beef noodle soup, but each restaurant has its own interesting features.
The shop gives rare beef, some restaurants use a very cool pineapple broth (pineapple fruit), or there are also shops selling… fried sausages for beef noodle soup!
At first, I thought that fried sausages are only suitable for eating porridge, but it turned out to be extremely “pushy” when eaten with the broth of beef noodle soup!
Located on Phan Xich Long – Van Kiep street with rich cuisine, is Co Minh’s beef noodle shop – Photo: Minh Duc
Hue beef noodle shop, Ms. Minh is a very few places selling beef noodle soup… special fried sausage, many people come to eat it because they are curious about the taste, after eating it, they see that outside of the crispy fried rice, the beef noodle soup is actually the beef noodle dish. It’s also delicious here.
This fried rice noodle shop is not the traditional type of fried sausage, it is made from lean meat plus a little bit of skin… the feeling is almost the same as the pork roll, both a bit strange and a bit familiar but overall it’s delicious!
A bowl of fried beef noodle soup in Hue costs 50,000 VND, but after eating it, it’s worth the money! – Photo: Minh Duc
In the morning, when making a bowl of fried beef noodle soup in Hue with full of “play dishes” from muscle meat, soft tendons, crab cakes, super delicious cartilage rolls, the fried pork chop adds to the “fullness of the stomach”.
Ms. Minh shared that fried sausage is a home-made recipe for decades, found it delicious, so she kept it until now: “I shop everywhere, change my address a few times, so customers come and see it. If there’s fried beef noodle soup, she sells it!”.
The broth is simmered from beef bones, adding the sweet taste of pineapple – Photo: Minh Duc