Vietnamese Combo Vermicelli Soup – Bun Thang

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I. Vietnamese Combo Vermicelli Soup – The Introduction

Vietnamese combo vermicelli soup, or ‘bún thang’ is one of the typical dishes of Hanoi. Combo vermicelli soup is a culinary feature you should not miss when visiting Hanoi because it is not only a dish but also contains many specific features of this land. To make the dish the exact way of the old Trang An people, the cooks need to prepare all necessary raw materials and meticulously follow all the steps.

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1. Ingredients And Types Of Vietnamese Combo Vermicelli Soup

Making ‘bún thang’ is a fussy process, from preparation to cooking. It is estimated that 20 raw ingredients are needed to make the combo vermicelli soup.

Laksa leaves, culantro, thinly fried chicken egg, chicken breast smithereens, and julienned pork roll will be spread on white fresh vermicelli. The vermicelli soup needs to be small and thin type, sprinkled with shredded prawns and some Chinese sausage slices. The broth should be clear and very hot. When eating this dish, diners can also add some other spices, such as vinegar, pepper, garlic, chillie, or a little shrimp sauce for more flavor. For a good – taste broth pot, the cook will use chicken bone and a dry squid (for sweet taste).

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It would be very flimsy to write about Hanoi combo vermicelli soup without mentioning the most special part of it: the belostomatid oil. Just a little bit of this secret ingredient added into the bowl of noodles will wake up the special aroma. Unfortunately, now the belostomatids is not easily available so that people have to use chemical replacement but the smell is slightly tighter.

A full bowl of combo vermicelli soup will not be plenary without pickled radish, also known under the Chinese original name ca-la-thau.

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A variant of combo vermicelli soup is the dry ‘bún thang’: the dish does not come with broth, but only with hot fresh vermicelli and stil include all other ingredients like the soup version.

2. Standards Of Vietnamese Combo Vermicelli Soup

‘Bún thang’ is a very sophisticated dish of Hanoians; a delicious pot of this dish shows the ingenuity and meticulousness of the housewives. The broth is very sweet, clear and has the great aroma of dried shrimp, making the dish very specific and delicious. When enjoying the dish, diners can add lemon, chili, shrimp paste, and all the main ingredients, and eat when the dish is still very hot.

II. Where To Eat Vietnamese Combo Vermicelli Soup In Hanoi

Although ‘bún thang’ is a simple dish, it is very satisfying, requiring the processor to be meticulous, careful and elaborate, so not all eateries can cook well, exact to the standards. Let’s go with VinaFood to find out the most delicious Vietnamese combo vermicelli soup shops in Hanoi right now!

1. ‘Bún Thang’ Bà Đức

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This ‘bún thang’ shop is located in a small alley on Cau Go street; is decorated simply and has air conditioning so that when eating, diners will not need to worry about the hot temperature around. By the experience and ingenuity, the owner of the shop and the cooks here have made a very delicious type of broth. The secret sometimes is just a few very small tips.

For example, the broth is made with water and brewed bones and must be prepared from the night before, then put in the refrigerator to freeze. The next morning, the fat above will be totally removed. When brewing the broth, the cooks here have to pay high attention to control the fire and keep it moderate.

A full bowl of ‘bún thang’ Bà Đức consist of thinly fried egg, julienned pork roll, chicken, mushroom, radish, scallion and laska leaves. The special feature is that all ingredients are finely and meticulously julienned. Diners can also add some shrimp paste for more flavor. All the ingredients are neatly folded and the broth is very sweet, fresh, and tasty. ‘Bún thang’ is really a special dish of Hanoians that many people enjoy!

  • Address: 48 Cau Go Street, Dong Da District, Hanoi
  • Opening Time: 7:00 a.m – 11:00 p.m
  • Pricing: 30.000 – 55.000 VND
2. ‘Bún Thang’ Thuận Lý

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Hang Hom street is famous for 2 ‘bún thang’ shops, and Thuận Lý. Located at No. 33 Hang Hom Street, Thuận Lý restaurant is not very outstanding or attractive from the outside look, but the quality and price here are extremely good. Moreover, foods in Thuận Lý is always displayed in closed glass, very clean and tidy. The noodles are plentiful, with chicken, omelette, pork rolls, mushrooms, beetroot … and broth of chicken bone fragrance, mushrooms and shrimps should be sweet and very sweet. One bowl of ‘bún thang’ here is full of shredded chicken, julienned fried egg, julienned pork roll, shitake mushroom, and pickled radish, coated with sweer, fresh, and aromatic broth made from brewed chicken bone, shitake mushroom, and dried prawns. The shop owner and staff are also very friendly.

  • Address: 33 Hang Hom Street, Hoan Kiem District, Hanoi
  • Opening Time: 6:00 a.m – 10:00 p.m
  • Pricing: 15.000 – 33.000 VND
3. ‘Bún Thang’ 144D2 Giảng Võ

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‘Bún thang’ 144D2 Giang Vo, Ba Dinh district, is a famous address of the gourmet. The interesting feature here is that a bowl of ‘bún thang’ includes clear, fresh broth, white vermicelli, soft chicken and a natural taste.

A bowl of ‘bún thang’ has many colors of raw materials, the pungent taste of chili, garlic and the freshness of the broth made with brewed. The aroma of ‘bún thang’ here is very attractive, making diners remember it once and for all. Thus, ‘bún thang’ Giảng Võ has become a delicious delicacy to many diners.

  • Address: 144D2 Giang Vo Street, Ba Dinh District, Hanoi
  • Opening Time: 7:00 a.m – 11:00 p.m
  • Pricing: 30.000 – 40.000 VND
4. ‘Bún Thang’ Hạ Hồi

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Enjoying ‘bún thang’ here bring about a very special feeling to diners as revebacking to Hanoi of the early 21st century. The small alley is relatively quiet, separated to external streets.

The ‘bún thang’ here is tasty yet not very full. The broth is very aromatic with the strong chicken flavor, sweetened with brewed bones and dried prawns, topped with a few slices of white shredded chicken, a pinch of thinly sliced fried egg, added with a few fragrant shitake mushroom and pickled dried radish. The restaurant is opened from the early morning to noon, so you can come to enjoy at 7h – 7h30 a.m.

  • Address: 11 Ha Hoi Alley, Tran Hung Dao Street, Hanoi
  • Opening Time: 6:00 a.m – 11:00 p.m
  • Pricing: 25.000 – 55.000 VND
5. ‘Bún Thang’ 29 Hàng Hành

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“Bún thang” sold in Hang Hanh Street is a periodic dish, requiring the meticulousnes, featness, and the skilfulness of the chef, from julienning pork roll, frying chicken eggs then cutting into thin strips, to tearing the boiled chicken flesh. Laska leaves, cilantro, scallions, green onions, fresh lemon and chillie…are well cleaned to add spices for the dish. ‘Bún thang’ here has elegant and delicate taste, is great to enjoy, eye-catching and multicolor: green color of chopped vegetables, onions, cilantro; white color of fresh vermicelli, yellow color from thinly julienned fried egg yolk; then pink color of julienned pork roll; the fresh red color of the shrimp and Chinese sausage slices – all are well-mixed in sweet, fresh, clear, delicious broth with the aroma of dried shrimp, brewed chicken bone, and shitake mushrooms.

When enjoying the dish, the diners just need to use chopsticks to mix up all ingredients, taste a little bit of fragrant broth on a spoon to feel the delicious taste of the dish. ‘Bún thang’ here is so – just comes with simple ingredients, yet late has become a delicious, delicate, elegant, delicious, attractive dish thanks to the skillful hands of the chef.

  • Address: 29 Hang Hanh Street, Hoan Kiem District, Hanoi
  • Opening Time: 6:00 a.m – 9:30 p.m
  • Pricing: 20.000 – 33.000 VND
6. ‘Bún Thang’ Ngọc Tuyền

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Located at 56 & 58 Dao Tan street – a quiet street yet coming with many delicious and famous restaurants. However, ‘bún thang’ Ngọc Tuyền still has a little something that is very easy to cling to the very first time guests. All of them almost want to find a little old Vietnamese soul in the modern capital through the typical dish of old Hanoians – ‘bún thang’. According to mr. Long – the owner of the shop – over decades, his grandma sold this dish, then she gave his mother the secret to maintain the business, and he now is the third owner of the ‘bún thang’ shop.

The way to make ‘bún thang’ of the family is very special and picky from choosing the ingredients to processing. It is not wrong saying that ‘bún thang’ is the subtle blend of Hanoi cuisine. To make a full bowl of ‘bún thang’, the chef needs to combine 20 ingredients very skilfully into a single bowl. There are just a few ingredients used but without them, the dish will never be complete. Raw materials selected to make noodles include: pork roll, shredded shrimps, boiled chicken, thinly julienned fried egg, scallion, laska leaves… Thus, a bowl of ‘bún thang’ requires the meticulous, sophisticated and talented chef.

  • Address: 56 & 58 Dao Tan Street, Ba Dinh District, Hanoi
  • Opening Time: 8:00 a.m – 10:30 p.m
  • Pricing: 35.000 – 66.000 VND
7. ‘Bún Thang’ Quán Cũ

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‘Quán Cũ’ is located in the quite old Phan Dinh Phung street, with the trees on both sides which also have been growing old by time. With spacious frontage, the passersby will first think that this is just a normal cafe. The restaurant is famous for traditional ‘bún thang’. The dish here is always beautifully presented by the owner, being harmony within the bowl (small chicken slices, julienned pork roll, thinly sliced ​​egg yolk, herbs, small pieces of shitake mushrooms, and half a salted egg in the middle of the bowl). All are coated well with sweet, fresh, hot broth. The serving way is very detailed and thoughtful, from form to taste like the old Hanoi hospitality. No need bothering, no need to be noisy, it is very subtle and naturally fresh!

  • Address: 31A Phan Dinh Phung Street, Ba Dinh Street, Hanoi
  • Opening Time: 6:00 a.m – 11:00 p.m
  • Pricing: 50.000 VND
  • Phone: (84-24) 37 344 048
  • Website: quancuhanoi.com
8. ‘Bún Thang’ Tư Lùn

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‘Bún thang’ Tư Lùn is a long-standing restaurant in Hanoi – a lifetime standing restaurant that many people love and be ready to wait to enjoy the ‘bún thang’ in this restaurant. It has been exising there until now without sign or luxurious decorations. Looking at the way that diners wait and enjoy ‘bún thang’ here, we can imagine the delicious taste it serves without eating it directly. ‘Bún thang’ here is very delicious with naturally sweet and fresh broth and full of ingredients. Thus, people come more and more to enjoy this special dish once!

  • Address: 22 Hang Trong Street, Hoan Kiem District, Hanoi
  • Opening Time: 6:00 a.m – 1:30 p.m
  • Pricing: 25.000 – 40.000 VND
  • Phone: 0948.455.805
9. ‘Bún Thang’ Vườn Ẩm Thực

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Let’s enjoy a bowl of traditional ‘bún thang’ of the old Hanoi at “Bún Thang Bà Ẩm” at the Vườn Ẩm Thực Restaurant, located at 37 Cửa Nam, Hanoi. ‘Bún thang’ of Vườn Ẩm Thực has its own special delicious taste that no other restaurant has, with a very sweet and fresh broth and is full of ingredients like boiled chicken flesh, shredded shrimps, julienned pork, and thinly fried egg yolk. The restaurant is spacious and clean, and the staff is cheerful and flexible. The prices are not too expensive compared to the other ‘bún thang’ shops but it comes with the much better deliciousness, according to many diners.

  • Address: 37 Cua Nam Street, Hoan Kiem District, Hanoi
  • Opening Time: 6:00 a.m – 2:00 p.m / 5:00 p.m – 9:00 p.m
  • Pricing: 65.000 VND
  • Phone: 0439378181
10. ‘Bún Thang’ Quán Duy

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‘Bún Thang Duy’ is no stranger to many people on Hoang Ngoc Phach Street by the famous delicious taste of ‘bún thang’. The shop only opens in the morning so that many diners in Hanoi who love ‘bún thang’ come here to enjoy the dish every day. The space of the shop is small but always crowded. ‘Bún thang’ here is delicious, the broth is naturally sweet and fresh, coming with beautiful decoration. Come to ‘Bún Thang Duy’ and enjoy the dish right away!

  • Address: 42 Hoàng Ngọc Phách Street, Dong Da District, Hanoi
  • Opening Time: 6:00 a.m – 1:30 p.m
  • Pricing: 30.000 – 50.000 VND
11. ‘Bún Thang’ Phố Cổ – Hanoi Old Quarter

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Hanoi Old Quarter ‘bún thang’, located at 698 Lac Long Quan Street, Tay Ho District, Hanoi, is the favorite of many people by the attractive taste of ‘bún thang’ here, with the traditional taste of the old Hanoi. The fresh vermicelli here is well-drained, spooned out in a bowl, then filled with thinly fried eggs, shredded shrimps, minced chicken with shitake mushrooms, and chopped laska leaves and scallions. All of the ingredients are beautifully decorated in a single bowl, forming an entire painting with strong and highlighted yet eye-catching colors.

  • Address: 698 Lac Long Quan Street, Tay Ho District, Hanoi
  • Opening Time: 6:00 a.m – 2:00 p.m
  • Pricing: 35.000 VND
12. ‘Bún Thang’ Thanh Vân

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‘Bún thang’ Thanh Vân has long been favorited by many people who come to enjoy the delicious flavour of traditional ‘bún thang’ dish. The restaurant is located at 12 – 14 Hang Ga Street, Hoan Kiem District, Hanoi and is very attractive to diners. The fresh vermicelli is very soft, the chicken flesh is tough and sweet, the egg is fresh, coming together with delicious thin pork roll slices, and the broth is very sweet, clear and aromatic thanks to the fragrant of dried shrimp. All makes the dish very specific and tasty. compulsive When enjoying the dish, diners can add fresh lemon, chili, and shrimp paste for more flavour. Reemember this dish when it is still very hot. This dish is especially perfect for cool windy days in Hanoi.

  • Address: 12 – 14 Hang Ga Street, Hoan Kiem District, Hanoi
  • Opening Time: 6:30 a.m – 2:00 p.m / 5:00 p.m – 10: p.m
  • Pricing: 45.000 VND
13. ‘Bún Thang’ 110B7 Tô Hiệu, Nghĩa Tân

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This ‘bún thang’ shop has long been existing, is enjoyed by many people and attract diners to often come to enjoy this special traditional dish of Hanoi. The specialty of the vermicelli bowl here are the ingredients coming along, such as pork roll, thinly fried egg, and boiled chicken slices or strips. The fresh vermicelli is carefully selected – very soft, white, and small in size, and then is blanched in boiling water. The bowl of ‘bún thang’ here is very hot and colourful with many ingredients, attracting every picky diner and making them come back for more times enjoying the dish.

  • Address: 110B7 To Hieu Street, Nghia Tan, Cau Giay, Hanoi
  • Opening Time: 6:00 a.m – 10:00 p.m
  • Pricing: 30.000 – 40.000 VND
14. ‘Bún Thang’ Lãn Ông

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This famous ‘bún thang’ shop on Lan Ong Street that many people have known is located at 16 Lan Ong Street, Hoan Kiem District, Hanoi. With spacious fadace and clean place, this ‘bún thang’ shop is an interesting destiny for those who love Hanoi’s traditional ‘bún thang’. The best point of the ‘bún thang’ here is that the broth is very sweet, delicious, and attractive. The broth is a kind of clear broth, hot enough to boil the vermicelli inside the bowl, made from brewed chicken bones. While cooking the broth, the chef will need to remove the foams to ensure the clean and clear broth with the freshness and sweet taste after all. A perfect bowl of ‘bún thang’ here cannot lack thinly fried egg yolk, julienned pork roll, and boiled chicken; and when eating ‘bún thang’ here, diners will be able to add other spices, such as vinegar, peppers, garlic, chillie, or a little shrimp paste for more flavour.

  • Address: 16 Lan Ong Street, Hoan Kiem District, Hanoi
  • Opening Time: 7:00 a.m – 10:00 p.m
  • Pricing: 25.000 – 35.000 VND

In summary, Vietnamese combo vermicelli soup – or ‘bún thang’ – is like a personality artist, just be itself rather than being the same with any other dish; however, inside, it is familiar yet also very subtle to Hanoians from the old time to the nowadays. Perhaps, ‘bún thang’ is a gift – not the normal gift yet a reputative, noble one. It is made by the skillful hands of talented chefs and it is also picky to people who are enjoy it. Thus, it can be said that ‘bún thang’ is actually a subtle feature in the culinary culture of Hanoi.

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