CNN: Beyond pho, five of Hanoi's top noodle dishes

Published:  16:52 Wednesday - April 12, 2017

CNN: Beyond pho, five of Hanoi's top noodle dishes

CNN Travel has recently posted an article on their website in which it suggested five of Hanoi’s top noodle dishes beyond Pho.

Bún Riêu is a meat or seafood vermicelli soup with a distinctive crimson color. The broth gets its appearance from tomato paste and annatto oil, made from achiote tree seeds.

Bún Chả is a local lunchtime obsession in Hanoi. A cold noodle dish, bún chả features hunks of charcoal-grilled fatty pork – chả -- bathing in a blend of the ubiquitous fish sauce, vinegar, lime and sugar.

Bún Cá Hai Phong, literally "fish noodles of Hai Phong," is much subtler than other, more flamboyant Vietnamese dishes.

Chả Cá arrives in a small pan atop a portable gas stove accompanied by bountiful garnishes, chopped peanuts and cold noodles. Like most great eating experiences, chả cá is a do-it-yourself process.

Bún Bò translates to "Southern-style beef noodle," but you can still find this particular type of noodle soup in the northern city of Hanoi. The best place to try it? Bún Bò Nam Bộ in Hanoi's Old Quarter.

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