Hanoi Chicken and Vermicelli Noodle Soup

Bún Thang Hà Nội

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Preparation info

  • Serves

    4-6

    • Difficulty

      Easy

Appears in

The Songs of Sapa

By Luke Nguyen

Published 2009

  • About

THIS VERMICELLI SOUP IS AS POPULAR AS PHO IN THE STREETS OF HANOI AND, LIKE PHO, IT CAN BE EATEN FOR BREAKFAST, LUNCH OR DINNER. I HAVE NEVER FOUND THIS DISH ANYWHERE ELSE IN VIETNAM, SO BE SURE TO TRY A BOWL OF THE LOCAL SPECIALITY IF YOU EVER FIND YOURSELF IN HANOI. IF YOU DECIDE TO MAKE IT AT HOME, PLEASE ADD THE SHRIMP PASTE. I KNOW THAT SHRIMP PASTE CAN BE TOO INTENSE FOR SOME PEOPLE’S PALATES (AND NOSES), BUT I ASSURE YOU THAT WHEN DISSOLVED INTO THE BROTH, YOU WON’T BE