Monday, February 20, 2006

Food: Bun Bo Hue @ VN, HCMC

Time for another delicious Vietnamese dish. HCMC is full of surprises (just like me?), you never know what you will find along some back alley until you try. So does this path along Le Thanh Ton looks like it going to lead you to some great food? No? You'll regret if you didn't try!

So what do you get when you have ...
Bun (Coarse Rice vermicelli)

Bo (Beef)

And a Warm & Friendly woman from Hue

A delicious Spicy beef noodle from Hue.

There are loads of ingredients added to make this delicious & flavourful stock. Pineapples, beef, bones, lemon grass, spring onions & probably some other vietnamese herbs. She particularly meticulous in removing suds, constantly lookout & replenishing with more herbs & stock when needed.
psst ... ok, actually she added some fresh ingredients for my photo taking here, awww ... isn't that sweet! :)

As usual, they are served with a plate of fresh herbs made of banana spayte (flower bud, I think), coriander, bean sprouts etc artfully presented!

All these efforts produce a light sweet-sour tasting beef broth with a nice tangy touch from Pineapple. Surprising, from the amount of red liquid she added, presummingly its chilli, it only mildy spicy. The cooked rice vermicelli are soft but never soggy. Cooked & raw beef were nicely done & more herbs gives the final aromatic touches. It's such a nice change from the usual Pho Bo and certainly have wish that I found this dish earlier!

Now, one non-food surprises is that you find these fans operating without the usual protective grille cage. I'm not too sure why, perhaps it's easier to clean. This one is just right above me. While it certainly not touching my head even when standing (as long as I don't make any wild jumping action), I'm worry those taller folks may have to take extra precaution of this potential danger. :)


Blogger eatzycath said...

alamak, just when I thot I was getting over my yearning for viet food, you go and post this delicious looking pho... how could you be so cruel??? heehee :)

8:21 PM  
Blogger slurp! said...

an eye for an eye, you done it first mah mwahahaha ... LOLz
p.s: I'm still not finished with the HCMC yet .....

9:22 PM  
Blogger pfong said...

I like your PJ style food shots slurp. That decapitating fan looks pretty ominous from that angle :-)

Did you and cath travel to Vietnam together?

8:48 AM  
Blogger fooDcrazEE said...

feel like killing 2 of you. Now i have a hunger pang that only HCMC can provide....Did you try the Hue Food ?

6:11 PM  
Blogger slurp! said...

pfong, of coz not, she northern correspondent while I'm southern one. so can you please cover the central? hehehe ...

foodcrazee, no lah, she running the stall all by herself, so there is only one on the menu. budget air tickets is getting very affordable, so go go go and treat your hunger pang :)

9:40 PM  
Blogger Godknows said...

Nice pics and your post even better than mine. I feel jealous now :)

12:15 PM  
Blogger slurp! said...

c'mon mate ... you deal with a lot more varieties of Vietnam food in general. while i'm focusing on specific dish.

so we are doing our post differently, no comparions, please! :)

9:14 PM  

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