One of the most prominent dishes from Vietnam’s ancient city, Hue is bún bò Huế. It is a rice noodle dish with beef from this region and can be found across the country. There are lots of great bun bo hue restaurants in Hanoi too. In this post, I’d like to introduce you to one restaurant where you can have a delectable bun bo hue in Hai Ba Trung district of Hanoi.
Bun Bo Hue in Hanoi
I had been to this restaurant while I was studying in a university near this area about a year ago. Remembering the delicious flavour of the dish from my first visit, I returned recently. And I had an absolutely enjoyable lunch here again.
Located on Dai Co Viet road in Hai Ba Trung district, Quan Anh Quan restaurant is a small local restaurant. The lady owner is from Hue and has brought the taste of Hue to Hanoi so perfectly well.
They have a simple menu of bun bo and its variations. One pleasant surprise here was that they provide complimentary tea station where you can serve yourself. Although, some places do offer free water, it is not common and especially rare in Hanoi.
Bun Bo Hue
I ordered bun bo gio heo, which is another name for bun bo hue. I was really happy to be served a very generous portion of meats. There was a great variety of meats from thin slices of beef, beef tendon, pork foot, blood pudding and sausages. So as I love having a range of textures, it was such a perfect meal with great many textures.
I really like the mild and pure taste of broth, but adding the chilli oil boosted up the flavour and also made it visually more appetising. A plate of dried banana blossoms, bean sprouts and veggies is served along to add to the soup. And with these veggies, bun bo hue is even more enjoyable.
I have not tried many bun bo hue restaurants in Hanoi to compare, but this place is definitely worth a mention for its variety of meat, flavours and free tea! Also, if you’re into exploring local neighbourhoods of Hanoi and want to try bun bo hue, this place can be your pick.
Address: 51 Đại Cồ Việt, Lê Đại Hành, Hai Bà Trưng, Hà Nội, Vietnam
(Google Map will show 51 Dai Co Viet for many different spots. Find the restaurant located on the corner of the conjunction between Dai Co Viet and Ta Quang Buu streets.)
Opening Hours: N/A