Bun Cha: Ingredients & Recipe of Hanoi Style Grilled Pork

Bun Cha Hanoi (Hanoi Style Grilled Pork or Bun Cha Obama): Bun Cha is a traditional dish of Vietnamese in Hanoi Vietnam, although it has been passed on from generation to generation, the taste is always preserved, it is no longer simply a dish for Hanoi alone. It has been known by the people of the country as well as foreign tourists, on the list of must-try dishes when coming to Vietnam, and voted by National Geographic readers as one of the 10 best street foods in the world.

Bun Cha Hanoi

The dish ingredients is a combination of Soft Fresh Vermicelli with Grilled Meat Balls, BBQ Pork Belly and Delicious Dipping Sauce (Nước Chấm). The pork rolls here are made from shoulder meat, minced, seasoned with spices to taste, then rolled and grilled, bacon is also made in the same way. The interesting thing that I like the most is that the grilled meat and sausages are grilled right in front of the restaurant, the smoke and aroma must be called to attract passersby, making them look back and do not want to leave.

A full part of the famous vermicelli dish must have enough: Fresh vermicelli, grilled bowl of grilled pork (ground meat balls & porl belly), raw vegetables, papaya, sweet and sour pickled carrots, chili garlic dipping sauce. Don't think it's simple, it's simple, without one dish, the taste will be affected. Well, the black color is not because the meat is burnt, but because it's marinated in water, so it's like that. Looking at a part like this, are you excited for the taste?

Bun Cha Obama

Put some vermicelli in a bowl, put a few stalks of vegetables, some papaya, carrots, pick up a piece of bacon, a piece of bacon and then pour fish sauce into it, let's eat!

Bun cha is also served with crab spring rolls, similar to spring rolls of the South, but its filling is minced crab meat with lean meat, chicken eggs, wood ear and spices, depending on where you travel.


The most famous bun cha in Hanoi is probably still number 1 Dac Kim in Hang Manh, a menu portion here is 60,000, but enough for 2 people to eat, spring rolls of the pool 15,000 each. Personally, I like to eat at smaller restaurants, the feeling is true to the old town, simple and warm. The shop I visited is 74 Hang Fan, price 35,000 servings, rich in taste, clean and very tasty.

Don't be afraid to walk, don't be afraid to go far, to Hanoi, you have to walk through the old streets, see the roadside shops, to feel all the thousand-year-old beauty of Hanoi's land. You now can also try Bun Cha in Hoi An, Halong Bay, Hue, Nha Trang, Dalat,...

Recipe of Best Authentic Bun Cha Hanoi (Grilled Pork Hanoi Style):

- Ingredients for Hanoi Bun Cha (For 4 people):

  • Fresh vermicelli 1 kg
  • Bacon is only 700 gr
  • Minced pork 500 gr
  • 1 fresh carrot
  • Enough green enough 1/2 left
  • Raw vegetables of all kinds 500 gr (lettuce/perilla/basil/basil/lettuce)
  • Minced red onion 1 tbsp
  • Minced garlic 1.5 tbsp
  • 1 little minced chili
  • Oyster oil 2 tablespoons
  • Honey 3 tbsp
  • Colored water 2 tablespoons
  • Fish sauce 1 cup (about 220ml)
  • Vinegar 1/2 cup (about 100ml)
  • Cooking oil 1 little Common seasoning 1 little (salt / sugar / ground pepper / seasoning / monosodium glutamate)

- How to cook Hanoi Bun Cha

  • Step 1: Prep and marinate meat

For bacon, to remove dirt and odors, you should scrub it with salt, then rinse with cold water and dry. Use a knife to cut the meat into bite-sized pieces.

Marinate the meat with 1/2 tbsp minced shallot, 1/2 tbsp minced garlic, 1/2 tbsp seasoning, 1/2 tbsp MSG, 1/2 tbsp ground pepper, 2 tbsp fish sauce, 1 tbsp oyster sauce, 2 tbsp honey, 1 tbsp colored water, then mix well and let the meat soak for at least 30 minutes.

As for the ground meat, you put 1/2 tablespoon minced shallot and 1/2 tablespoon minced garlic, 1/2 tablespoon seasoning, 1/2 tablespoon MSG, 1/2 tablespoon ground pepper, 1.5 tbsp fish sauce, 1 tbsp oyster sauce, 1 tbsp honey, 1 tbsp colored water. Mix well with your hands and marinate the meat for about 30 minutes to infuse the flavors.

After about 30 minutes, use your hands to take a sufficient amount of ground meat and then roll it into balls.

  • Step 2: Prepare other ingredients

To remove plastic and dirt, carrots, papayas when you buy them, peel them, then soak them in diluted salt water for about 5-10 minutes, then rinse them with water and then drain.

Proceed to prune the flowers for the carrots, then cut the carrots and papaya into thin slices and put them in a bowl. Add 1/3 tablespoon of salt to the bowl and mix well, marinate for about 15 minutes, then rinse the carrots and papaya with water.

Add 1.5 tbsp sugar, 1/4 tbsp salt, 1 tbsp vinegar, 1/2 tbsp minced garlic, mix well and marinate for another 15 minutes.

  • Step 3: Cooking meat

Use a brush to spread a thin layer of cooking oil on the electric grill, arrange pork belly and meatballs on top. Grill the meat until golden brown on both sides, then fold into a bowl.

  • Step 4: Cooking fish sauce

Put the pot on the stove, add 1 cup of fish sauce (about 200ml), 1 cup of sugar (about 200gr), 1/2 cup of vinegar (about 100ml) and 2 cups of filtered water and cook on high heat for When the seasoning is completely dissolved and the fish sauce starts to boil, turn off the heat. Taste the seasoning to suit your family's taste!

  • Step 5: Finished product

Arrange grilled meat, vermicelli and raw vegetables on a plate. Put the pickled carrots, papaya and a little minced chili in a bowl, then add the cooked sugar fish sauce and stir well.

With just a few simple steps, we have a delicious and attractive Hanoi bun cha dish that is not inferior to other shops. When eating, fold a little grilled meat, vermicelli and herbs into a bowl of fish sauce and enjoy. The meat has a rich taste, the aroma of lemongrass and onions, served with sweet and sour fish sauce, herbs and sour foods to help balance the taste, making you want to eat forever. Hurry up to the kitchen and try this dish right away!

  • Best Local Places / Restaurants to Try Bún Chả in Hà Nội:

1. Bun cha Dac Kim: Address - No. 1 Hang Manh, Hoan Kiem district, (Hanoi Old Quarter)

2. Bun cha Tuyet: Address - 34 Hang Than street, Ba Dinh district, Hanoi City

3. Bun cha Hanoi: Address - lane 74, Hang Quat street, Hoan Kiem district

4. Bun cha Bach Mai grilled on bamboo stick. (Lane 213 Bach Mai street, Hai Ba Trung district)

5. Bún Chả Hương Liên (Bun Cha Obama) at 24 Le Van Huu street, Hai Ba Trung district

6. Bún Chả Ta Hanoi: Address - 21P Nguyen Huu Huan, Ly Thai To, Hoan Kiem, Ha Noi.

7. Bún Chả Sinh Từ: Address - 100 Hai Bà Trưng, Hoàn Kiếm, Hà Nội.

  • Best Local Places/Restaurants to Try Bún Chả in Saigon:

1. Bún chả Tru Bat Gioi: Address: - No.72 Truong Quyen street, District 3, Ho Chi Minh City.       

2. Bun Cha Ho Guom: Address: - No.29 Truong Dinh street, Ward 6, District 3, Ho Chi Minh City

3. Bun Cha 145: Address: - No.145 Bui Vien street, Pham Ngu Lao Ward, District 1, Ho Chi Minh City

  • Best Places/Restaurants to Try Bún Chả in Da Nang & Hoi An:

1. Quan Nho restaurant: Address - No.169/6 Tran Phu street, Hai Chau District, Da Nang City, Vietnam

2. Bun Cha at Ha Noi Xua restaurant: Address - No.95 Nguyen Chi Thanh street, Hai Chau District, Da Nang City.       

3. Tay Ho Quan restaurant: Address: - No.80 Quang Trung street, Hai Chau District, Da Nang City, Vietnam.

4. Bun Cha Ta Hoi An: Address - No 197 Nguyễn Duy Hiệu Street, Hội An Ancient Town, Vietnam

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