HO CHI MINH CITY | Bún riêu is a Vietnamese dish I first tried in Melbourne. It immediately became a favourite of mine, so you bet I made it my mission to hunt down a great version in Ho Chi Minh City.
It’s a traditional Vietnamese vermicelli noodle soup, and there are a few variations around. The version at Bún Riêu-Canh Bún 66 is bún riêu ốc, ồc being snails. Joining the snails are tamarind paste, fried tofu, rice vinegar, annatto seeds (hạt điều màu), huyết (congealed pig’s blood cubes), split water spinach stems, shredded banana flower, rau kinh giới, spearmint, perilla, bean sprouts, and crab cakes. Combined with vermicelli noodles in a fresh, sour, tomato and crab broth, it’s a delight.
If you’re thirsty, grab yourself a cup of iced sugar cane drink. The staff here freshly cold press the sugar cane to order.
Bún Riêu-Canh Bún 66
287/66 Nguyễn Đình Chiểu
Ho Chi Minh City
Mon – Sun: 11:00am to 9:00pm