In this video Fredrick’s taking you to try some of his favorite Vietnamese Street Food! The Vietnamese Bún chả! This dish comes from Northern Vietnam but the street food vendor we visit today in Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam is considered one of the best!
This dish recently became famous because of a recent trip to Hanoi from Barack Obama, who sat down to have a couple of beers and Bun Cha with Anthony Bourdain. Vendors all over Vietnam began referring to the dish as “Obama Noodle”, or the “Obama special” served with two beers.
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So what is all the foodie talk about? What is Bun Cha?
Well as explained in my video its a delcious dish with grilled pork and noodle. The little meatball that you see is what is referred to as Cha in northern Vietnam. Bun means rice noodle which is good to know if you plan on eating Vietnamese Street Food on your own.
The broth is a sweet and sour with a hint of fish sauce. Nothing to overwhelming for those who aren’t custom to the taste of fish sauce, just enough to provide some umami and depth to the broth. The taste of smoke blends into the broth making this an fresh and bright dish.