The best Bun Cha south of Hanoi, or the best Bun Cha PERIOD.
Address 34 Cao Triều Phát, Tân Phong, Quận 7 🔗 | Hours 7:00 – 20:00 ( subject to change)
One would expect to find the best Bun Cha Hanoi in Hanoi itself, not in Saigon, and least of all in the Korean expatriate center of Phu My Hung. Nonetheless, an unexplained mystery of the universe waiting to be discovered. I maintain that the best bowl of bun cha in the country is here, at Bun Cha Ha Noi, in Phu My Hung. The restaurant is a small family-run affair that used to run out of the hotel lobby of the Romantic Hotel next door. For the uninitiated, bun cha is a meat rissole and grilled pork soup served with vermicelli noodles (bun) and a basket of greens.
What makes the dish so special here is the grilled pork belly? Close to bacon, the unbelievably good meat rissoles, and lastly the soup, which is somewhere between salty and juicy sweet. Even a small bowl is enough to sate the hunger of a full-grown man. Furthermore the place is wildly popular with Koreans, especially during lunch hours, but closes up early, so try to get there before seven if coming for dinner.