Bun cha Hanoi (Bún chả Hanoi). One of the best traditional dishes you must-eat in Hanoi
Bun cha Hanoi (Bún chả Hanoi). One of the best traditional dishes you must-eat in Hanoi

Beside Phở (Pho noodles), Bún chả Hà Nội (Bun Cha Hanoi, Hanoi bun cha, Vietnam kebab rice noodles, Bun Cha Vietnamese) is also a traditional and characteristic food of Hanoi, which any visitor can’t miss when stepping to Hanoi. For the Hanoi people, bun cha is also a familiar and favorite dish of them. Although it just a simple dish, not colorful, it makes many people feel like much. Soft noodle is mixed with pieces of flavor pork-pie and fish sauce makes everyone irresistible. Bun cha is thought to have only one way of processing, but each of them can give a unique flavor, different with any restaurant. Along with Living Nomads list the famous Bun Cha noodles eateries Hanoi.

1. Bun Cha Huong Lien (Bún chả Hương Liên, Bún Chả Obama)

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President Obama and Anthony Bourdain are enjoying Bun Cha Hanoi

There is no need to wait until President Obama come to enjoy so that Bun Cha Huong Lien (Bún Chả Hương Liên, Bun Cha Obama) become famous; in the past, this eatery was famous and the regular address of many people. Pork pie here is not burning but very delicious. The pork pie piece is very clever, not dry but very soft, very good. Over 20 years, Huong Lien Bun cha still retains the flavor of sweet and characteristics for customers to be fascinated. Talking about bun cha, it is impossible to mention the soul of this food – the sauce bowl. In Huong Lien Bun cha, the sauce has the sour taste of vinegar, completely different with other restaurants. It creates the strange and makes people will remember forever. Each Bun cha bowl is about 2 dollars, the restaurant is often open at noon with a large space. (Read more Bun Cha Huong Lien)

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Bún chả hương liên Obama

Address: 24 Le Van Huu, Hai Ba Trung

Telephone: 04 3943 4106

Opening hours: Daily from 8 am to 9 pm

Price: About 2 dollars/bowl

2. Bun cha Sinh Tu (Bún Chả Sinh Từ)

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Bun Cha Sinh Tu, One of best bun cha Hanoi restaurants

Sinh Tu Bun cha was born from the early 70s. Until now, Sinh Tu is still known as the best bun cha eatery. The way of processing here is not much different with other eateries but makes people remember forever with the characteristic taste. According to this eatery’s boss the word, the secret of bun cha is the selection meat. He always prioritizes the pieces of meat and is best and marinated in a particular way. That is the reason why the Sinh Tu bun cha is still famous in Hanoi in many years.

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Bun cha Sinh Tu

Address:  Ta Quang Buu, Hai Ba Trung, Ha Noi

Telephone: 0943.421.99

Opening hours: From 7 am to 10 pm

Price: About 1.5 to 2 dollars/bowl

3. Bun cha Duy Diem (Bún chả Duy Diễm)

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Located on Ngoc Khanh Street, Ngoc Diem Bun cha makes the guests feel ecstasy with characteristic flavor. This is one of the famous names in the “village” bun cha. Sweet taste in each piece of barbecue is so delicious. Meat is sliced, not thick, not thin and extremely delicious. Space is extremely spacious and airy, so this is a place you can’t miss for those who want to enjoy bun cha in Ha Thanh.

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Bun cha Duy Diem

Address: 140 Ngoc Khanh, Ba Đinh, Hanoi

Telephone: (84-4) 38 315 802

Price: 2 dollars/bowl

4. Bun cha Nguyen Bieu (Bún chả Nguyễn Biểu)

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Bun Cha Hanoi

Nguyen Bien Bun cha is always familiar in Hanoi. Just passing through the eatery is the diners can smell the aroma of grilled pork pie, extremely attractive. This eatery has large space but extremely crowded. The unique flavor of this food is from the unique sauce, sauce without using fish sauce. Completely different with other bowls of other restaurants, the sauce here is made from salt and mixed with other spices to create a unique and strange flavor, clear, attractive colors. Grilled pork pie is also very unique, wrapped in banana leaves which have the fragrance of leaves, create unforgettable taste in the heart of the guests.

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Bun cha Nguyen Bieu

Address: 23 Nguyen Bieu, Ba Dinh, Ha Noi

Price: About 1.5 dollars/bowl

5. Bun cha Dac Kim (Bún chả Đắc Kim)

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Bun Cha Hanoi

Famous for Hang Manh Street, Dac Kim Bun cha is a good place for many visitors to visit and enjoy the special flavor of bun cha. Each of the noodle parts is not very rich in meat and has its own flavor. This is one of the longest and famous bun cha eateries in Hanoi. However, space is small and in peak hours, customers have to sit on the sidewalk.

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Bun cha Dac Kim

Address: 01 Hang Manh, Hoan Kiem, Ha Noi

Telephone: 04 3828 7060

Opening hours: From 10 am to 9 pm

Price: From 2.5 to 3 dollars/bowl

6. Bun cha Hang Quat (Bún chả Hàng Quạt)

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Bun Cha Hanoi

Talking to Bun cha, it is impossible not to mention Hang Quat Bun cha. Located in the ancient street with a small space, there are only a few tables and chairs but this eatery has never been empty. Not much meat such as Hang Manh but Hang Quat bun cha is still attractive to eat for many diners. The pork pie pieces are sweet flavor, marinated by their own secret, baked to medium, even without burning. Eating one piece so the sweet taste of meat mixed with the fragrance of spices spread throughout your mouth, making people immersed. Besides, the sauce bowl is the extremely mouthful, sour sweet richly attractive.

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Bun cha Hang Quat

Address: 74 Hang Quat, Hoan Kiem, Ha Noi

Opening hours: From 10 am to 2 pm

Price: From 1.5 to 1.7 dollars/bowl

7. Bun cha Hang Than (Bún chả Hàng Than)

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Delicious and attractive are the words to describe the taste of Hang Than Bun cha. A bowl of bun cha is not only from 1.5 dollars but extremely full. The dish is filled with meat, grilled roasted meat pork pie, fresh and clean vegetables, spring rolls, it is so delicious. Particularly, the eatery service is quite quickly, does not make customers wait for a long time.

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Bun cha Hang Than

Address: 34 Hang Than, Ba Dinh, Ha Noi

Telephone: 094 836 19 71

Opening hours: From 8:30 am to 5 pm

Price: About 1.5 dollars

8. Bun cha Yen Bai (Bún chả Yên Bái)

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Famous for the chopped pork pie is wrapped with spring rolls and roasted on the charcoal, Yen Bai bun cha eatery attracts a lot of customers come to enjoy. Minced pork pie has a unique taste with the fragrance of the leaves. Located in a small alley, near the market, customers can enjoy daily life in a street.

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Bun cha Yen Bai

Address: 22/31 Yen Bai 2, Hai Ba Trung, Ha Noi

Price: About 1.5 dollars/bowl

9. Bun cha Lac Long Quan (Bún chả Lạc Long Quân)

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Lac Long Quan Bun cha is a famous brand and has a strong position in the cuisine lovers of Hanoi. Grilled pork pie here is mixed with the traditional way and pined on the baked bamboo stick extremely smart. Pork pie slice is both delicious and soft. The sauce is also one of the factors that make bun cha more attractive. Warm sauce, medium mouth combined with grilled meat creates a unique flavor which has only here.

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Bun cha Lac Long Quan

Address: 81 Lac Long Quan, Tay Ho, Ha Noi

Telephone: 093 454 63 63

Opening hours: From 7 am to 10 pm

Price: About 1.5 dollars/bowl

10. Bun cha Hang Khoai (Bún chả Hàng Khoai)

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This eatery is 14-15 years old but still famous for many places and crowded. Bun cha here is very attractive with duck meat and grilled pork pie; spring rolls are wrapped with a lot of meat and sweet and sour sauce, so delicious. In addition, raw vegetables are served with fresh and fresh ingredients.

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Bun cha Hang Khoai

Address: 2 Hang Khoai, Hoan Kiem, Ha Noi

Opening hours: From 10 am to 5 pm

Price: About 1.5 dollars/bowl

11. Bun cha Nguyen Du – Hai Ba Trung (Bún chả Nguyễn Du – Hai Bà Trưng)

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Everybody says that bun cha is so expensive but not so special, it’s famous because it is the longest time bamboo stick bun cha eatery. Moreover, many Ha Thanh people have a habit of nostalgia, so they still like this traditional style grill pork pie dish. No matter how hard, even suffering, they still accept to satisfy with their culinary favorite.

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Bun cha bamboo stick still consists of two kinds of slice and globule pork pie as usual. However, the chopped parsley also contains “xuong song” leaves or “lot” leaves wrapped outside. Three pieces pork pie of meat are thin, marinated with fish sauce, sugar, pepper and both are nipped into small bamboo sticks.

Bun cha Nguyen Du – Hai Ba Trung

Address: 3 Nguyen Du- Ba Trieu, Hai Ba Trung

Opening hours: From 10 am to 5 pm

Prices: About 3 dollars/bowl

12. Bun cha Dong Xuan (Bún chả chợ Đồng Xuân)

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This is also one of the bamboo stick bun cha eateries which are maintained in Hanoi. The eatery is not on the street but hidden in Dong Xuan Lane – one of the most popular eating places in the Ancient Street. Coming here, just ask the bun cha bamboo sticks eatery that people will refer you to go to Hang Nga eatery near the beginning of the alley.

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To give the mark, this bun cha eatery is not so delicious, characteristic but the specialty is the perennial bar, still make in the traditional style, wrapped with leaves, pinned bamboo stick. In addition, the eatery also has a unique spice nowhere to have, which is the kind of vinegar very interesting and strange. Add this type of vinegar, the bowl of sauce also becomes fragrant, or better. Each serving of Xuan Xuan Lane noodles consists of 2 pieces of pork pie, 2 pieces of chopped pork pie.

Bun cha Dong Xuan

Address: Dong Xuan, Hoan Kiem, Ha Noi

Opening hours: From 10 am to 1 pm

Prices: About 1.5 – 2.5 dollars/bowl

13. Bun cha Cua Dong (Bún chả Cửa Đông)

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Bun cha Cua Dong where many people rated as an “addictive” place. The first thing about Canh Dong bun cha is that pork pie is not grilled normally, but with “lot” leaves so the smell is very great. There is a lot of meat in bun cha, so many people eat all noodles and see the bowl of remaining meat.

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Address: 41 Cua Dong, Hang Bo, Hoan Kiem, Ha Noi

Telephone: 090 458 19 64

Opening hours: From 10:30 am to 3 pm

Price: About 2.5 dollars/bowl

14. Bun cha Phat Loc (Bún chả Phất Lộc)

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Phat Loc Bun cha is also known as bamboo stick bun cha. Meat is selected by the owner has 30 years experience selling carefully, thick slices, half lean, half fat, of course, will be marinated in a lot of spices and then baked up. Needless to show, looking at the bamboo stick with full of meat on the charcoal is enough to crave!

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Bun cha Phat Loc

Address: 12 Phat Loc, Hang Buom, Hoan Kiem, Ha Noi

Opening hours: From 8 am to 4 pm

Price: About 1.5 to 2 dollars/bowl

 

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