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Nhu Lan

At Nhu Lan, bun thit nuong takes the form of an oversize bowl holding a mound of cool rice-flour vermicelli hiding a mix of shredded herbs, slices of smoky grilled pork and chopped peanuts.
ADDRESS
64–68 Ham Nghi Street, District 1, Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam


The Overview

If Saigon's heat has you seeking a break from broths, look no further than bun thit nuong, a dish that's more salad than soup. At Nhu Lan, an open-air corner shop opposite Bitexco Finance Tower (soon to be Saigon's tallest structure), it takes the form of an oversize bowl holding a mound of cool bun (rice-flour vermicelli) hiding carrot and radish pickle, shredded Thai basil, perilla and lettuce, and scallion greens softened in oil; on top of all this sit slices of smoky grilled pork and chopped peanuts. Give the bowl of fish sauce and chilies served alongside a stir, pour it over the noodles, and sit back to enjoy the collision of flavors, textures and temperatures. Soft fresh spring rolls stuffed with pork, prawn and banh cuon—rice-flour pasta sheets rolled around chopped pork and mushrooms—are also major draws at this long-established eatery.

Tel:
+84 8 829 2970

Website: nhulan.vn

 

 

Published on Feb 16, 2011

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