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This is love in a bowl. If you’ve had bún thịt nướng you know what I’mean

Vietnamese Street Food - This is love in a bowl. If you’ve had bún thịt nướng you know what I’m talking about.

It’s one of many incredible Vietnamese dishes, something that I think is so good due to its contrast of flavors and textures, all combined into a single delicious bowl.

You have your sweet bits, sour bits, caramelization, some crunch, and aromatic herbs in a single, colorful arrangement. Depending on which restaurant you order your grilled pork with noodles (bún thịt nướng), you’ll find that it’s presented in different ways. For the most part, the ingredients are the same, and they’re both eaten with a prepared fish sauce (nước chấm).

A delicious bowl of bún thịt nướng consists of soft fresh rice noodles combined with marinated slices of grilled pork is undisputed and grilled evenly and evenly on both sides, fragrant spring rolls, "divine" sweet and sour dipping sauce served with delicious pickled daikon & carrots, green vegetables and roasted peanuts.

Available throughout Vietnam, and is considered a rustic dish that is loved by most diners in all 3 regions of the North - Central - South, with each region having a different characteristic flavour.- however, it’s the signature dish of the South. For the best head to Ho Chi Minh City and you will see it served throughout the city.

Bún thịt nướng is a popular dish and easy to find everywhere in HCMC, but if you want to find a place that is popular with the locals, with bold and traditional Vietnamese flavours, look no further than Bun Thit Nuong Nguyen Trung Truc.

The shop is located at the beginning of Nguyen Trung Truc street, (1 Nguyen Trung Truc, Ben Thanh, District 1, Ho Chi Minh City) next to Ben Thanh market and sells at the roadside.

The smoke and scent of grilling meat signal the location of this HCMC gem, which is frequented by local office employees during their lunch breaks.

The meat is grilled on charcoal embers, fragrant with lemongrass and burnt pork fat. Before being brought to the table for guests, the meat is grilled twice. Once grilled briefly, then fully cooked to keep the meat hot, fragrant, moist and crispy.

Big, juicy, and perfectly portioned, these spring rolls are a must-try. The meat is tender, juicy, and just the correct thickness after being grilled. Typical of the South, the fish sauce has been given a sugary, mild scent throughout the mixing process. This artfully prepared meal benefits from the addition of sweet and crunchy pickled daikon and carrots as well as fresh, crisp vegetables.

The shop has three popular options: grilled pork with rice noodles + spring rolls(Bún thịt nướng chả giò), grilled meat with rice noodles(Bún thịt nướng), and spring rolls served with rice noodles (Bún chả giò).

A must for travellers to this truly remarkable city.

Bun Thit Nuong Nguyen Trung Truc.

1 Nguyen Trung Truc, Ben Thanh, District 1, Ho Chi Minh City