We had arrived in Hue at the unholy hour of 6am. Once the imperial capital for the whole of Vietnam, we knew the food scene in this city was steeped in history. After an eventful 10 hour night bus from Ninh Binh, it’s safe to say that breakfast was a necessity.
We stumbled upon a busy local place near our hotel called Quán Cãm Bún Bò Hue and practically jumped on the only free table. Now we’ve waxed lyrical about our love for Bun Bo before, but in Hue they do things a little differently.
While still a noodle soup dish, Bun Bo Hue is flavoured with pork on the bone, beef, shrimp paste, lemongrass, fresh herbs, crab balls…oh and don’t forget the cubes of congealed pigs blood!
While the latter elements aren’t exactly a standard part of western breakfasts, the flavours were delicious and a perfect way to start the day before exploring. A filling and (kind of?) nutritious meal for only 50,000 Dong!
IN SHORT – Perhaps not a dish for the fussy eaters, this version of Bun Bo is delicious option for any time of day in Hue.
Price: 50,000 Dong / £1.6 / 1.9€ / $2.2
Taste: 🙂 🙂 🙂 🙂 🙂
Location: Quán Cãm Bún Bò Hue
Opening times: Everyday from 6-10am, then 4-11pm