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“Best Street Food” 5 of 5 stars
Review of Bun Bo Nam Bo

Bun Bo Nam Bo
Ranked #26 of 1,805 Restaurants in Hanoi
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $2 - $10
Cuisines: Fast Food, Asian, Vietnamese
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Good for: Dining on a budget, Families with children, Local cuisine
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Late Night, Breakfast, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Takeout, Waitstaff
Description: Bun bo Nam Bo is marinating the beef, then comes making 'nuoc cham' and the pickled vegetables (shredded carrot and papaya). The pickled vegies is crispy, a little sour and a little sweet, which even makes me eat two bowls of the noodle at once. Remember to pickle the carrot (and papaya first, before marinating the beef) since it takes at least 1 hour to get a good flavor on the carrot.
New York City, New York
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
“Best Street Food”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2014

My first trip to Asia. 10 days in Shanghai, 10 days in Thailand, 3 days in Seoul and three days in Hanoi. This is the best street food, in fact maybe the best MEAL I've had in Asia, especially considering the price ($2.75). You come here for one dish. There is no other option, but its amazing. I added a little chili sauce from some zip.

  • Visited July 2014
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Dublin
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
“Amazing vietnamise cuisine!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2014 via mobile

Went here with my sister for dinner, had the delicious fried pork noodles but my sister had a dish that the waiter recommended which was just amazing! They served her beef wrapped in lotus leaves accompanied with noodles peanuts veggies greens and a really tasty spicy sauce and rice paper to make your own rolls. Best meal in Asia so far. Good mix of locals and travellers and excellent service. Definitely ask the staff to recommend something you won't be disappointed. Don't miss out!

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London, United Kingdom
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“Absolutely delicious - and so cheap and fun!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2014

Food is absolutely delicious - we didn't get a choice and just got brought the dish. It is a fun atmosphere, absolutely packed with everyone squished onto tables. You absolutely must go here. Fantastic!

  • Visited July 2014
    • 5 of 5 stars
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 51 helpful votes
“Should be #1”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2014

When you look at the top options to eat at Hanoi this is the top choice for local cuisine. Easily the best place to eat, clean, big servings and very cheap.

If you come to Hanoi and don't go here you are silly!

  • Visited July 2014
    • 5 of 5 stars
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    • 4 of 5 stars
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    • 5 of 5 stars
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London, United Kingdom
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“Absolutely Delicious!!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2014

Whilst staying in hanoi we decided to go on our own DIY food tour based on recommendations from lonely planet. Of those we went to the bun bo was our favourite dish! So much so we went back again the next day. Nothing better than a bowl of these delicious beef noodles and a nice cold Pepsi from the bottle!

  • Visited July 2014
    • 5 of 5 stars
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