Friday, March 30, 2012

Bun Bo Nam Bo @ Nha Hang 67 Hang Dieu

Just like Malaysia, Hanoi is a food paradise with plethora of food to choose from. Most of the best food in Hanoi is found on the sidewalk, with dishes that features the usual suspects such as, fish sauce, fresh herbs, rice noodles and beef. Nha Hang 67 Hang Dieu is a well known Bun Bo Nam Bo street kitchen that has been around since 1988. 

One thing I learned in Hanoi is not to worry about the language barrier. Most of the restaurant will know what you want. All you need to do is order the portion and find a place to sit. 
The restaurant is long, deep and narrow with stainless steel communal tables and wooden benches filling up the empty space.

Bun Bo Nam Bo (50,000 VND ~ RM7.33), which literally means "Southern Beef Noodle" is a concoction of rice noodles, topped with sliced beef, peanuts, dried onions, bean sprouts, green papaya, coriander and basil leaves - all drenched in a small portion of sweet savory fish sauce.

Like any bowl of noodles, mixing is essential before digging in. The tangy broth at the bottom of the bowl was exceptional, harmonizing all the ingredients together. The bowl of noodles was full of flavors, making each mouthful complex and intriguing.


Verdict : TOTALLY SMITTEN

Nha Hang
Address: 67 Hang Dieu, Hanoi, Vietnam
Phone: +84 4 3923 0701
Opening Hours: 7am- 1030pm

22 comments:

  1. I would like to travel to Asia someday, its been on my list for some time now, and I am really enjoying reading your posts from Hanoi))

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    1. Asia is beautiful, things are still cheap here compared to US and Europe. Let me know when you are coming here =)

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  2. RM7.33 a bowl of beef noodles..
    kinda pricy in Vietnam....
    i heard the inflation over there is kinda bad..

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    1. You are right, the popular eateries are usually more pricey. BUt honestly the food was really good, I really don't mind paying a bit more for it =)

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  3. Oh those noodles look so good - especially with all of the veges on top.

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    1. This is my favorite local food by far! Totally took me by surprise!

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  4. that's an interesting recipe! i wonder if it's possible to find the southern beef noodles anywhere in KL. i like peanut-based noodle recipes :D

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    1. I have not visited any Vietnamese restaurant since i got back from Hanoi, but I'm pretty sure they have something similar in KL. Maybe you can let me know? hhehehe

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  5. Vietnamese food is my kind of taste and like I have shared before, I simply adore the fresh herbs used into their dishes. I did have some of those with peanuts into the noodles but of course since beef is a big no, I did have the chance to look at the noodles my friends had with the it and sure they loved it very much.

    These little shops do served some of the best noodles merged into tangy and spicy broth and overall, I will go back again to Vietnam given a chance, again for reasons of the Asian cuisines.

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    1. Yes... I would love to go back there again. When I was there the weather was pretty bad but we still managed to see and try quite a lot of places. Vietnam is truly unique.

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  6. I need to go out after this to hunt for something to eat, getting hungry looking at your food pictures.

    These little shops do served some of the best noodles merged into tangy and spicy broth and overall, I will go back again to Vietnam given a chance, again for reasons of the Asian cuisines.

    oooh, i've never known where's a good place to get yao tiau in KL. it's quite addictive

    the iced earl grey looks tempting!

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    1. Hope you managed to find some good food. =)

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  7. i love beef noodles! this one has quite a long list of ingredients. simple ingredients yet added together for lots of flavour. oh yumms!

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    1. Yes simple ingredients but taste can be very complex. =)

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  8. Is it weird to ask for no taugeh? Wendy can't stand taugeh..haha. I'm glad you say Hanoi has lots of food! Everyone's been telling us there isn't much to do there, but if there's food I think we'll be well covered! =D

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    1. I'm sure you can opt out the taugeh, but it will be less crunchy though. Honestly, just go there for the food... you can't find it anywhere in Malaysia! =)

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    1. Thank you for you kind words. Hopefully your friends will find this blog useful =)

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  10. the beef noodles look so goood T_T how can i resist that but i can't take beef, that's a poor thing for me

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    1. Don't worry about it, you can always ask them not to put beef into the noodles =)

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  11. I ate here 4 times now and am going mad to recreate this wonderful dish back in canada. I just finished 5 weeks in vietnam from south to north and would say this is the best dish ive had of all. I'm a foodie and have eaten in the finest restuarants in every city to the hole in the wall street foods, and everything in between on my 5 week bicycle trip of vietnam............ but Bun Bo Nam Bo. I should have paid them for this recipe as im sure i cant recreate it at home:(

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    1. I must agree with you the Bun Bo Nam Bo here is too awesome. Among all the street food in Vietnam, this was my favorite! I'm glad that you enjoy it too. If you can't recreate the dish, then you gotta go back to Hanoi for more. =)

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