BUN GIAM NUOC: THE HIDDEN GEM OF HUE’S CULINARY HERITAGE
Bun Giam Nuoc is a culinary gem that is only sold in Hue for a short period of time during the summer. So what exactly is Bun Giam Nuoc, and what makes it so special and scarce? Let’s explore with us!
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Bun Giam Nuoc is a noodle bowl that is served with “Nuoc”, a special jellyfish exclusive to Hue. While it’s a hidden gem in many local dishes, known mostly to the locals, don’t miss the chance to give it a try!
The main component here is the ‘Nuoc’s’ legs, which deliver a delightful chewy, juicy texture. The broth, although simple, will help enhance the overall experience. It inherits the sweetness of shrimp and fish, paired with the freshness of tomatoes and pineapple. This combo creates a revitalizing and cooling sensation, just what you need on those hot summer days in Central Vietnam. Some eateries will enrich the broth with crab roe for a burst of color or add minced shrimp to intensify the flavor without overpowering other tastes
This delectable dish is traditionally accompanied by succulent slices of pork belly, flavorful shrimp, shredded banana flowers, crispy roasted peanuts, rice paper, and Hue-style fish sauce. For those who enjoy a spicy kick, feel free to enhance the flavor with as much chili as you desire.
It’s worth noting that the “Nuoc” season, crucial for the preparation of this dish, is remarkably short, spanning only three months during the summer (from April to June). Consequently, Bun Giam Nuoc becomes a rare culinary gem, not only in Hue but also in other cities across Central Vietnam. If your visit aligns with the summer season, seize the opportunity to savor this unique delicacy.
The best place to indulge in Bun Giam Nuoc
Bun Giam Nuoc Chi Lang – Hue
This is one of the rare spots renowned for serving Bun Giam Nuoc in Hue. Despite opening its doors for just three hours each day, the place is always bustling with customers, and sometimes, if you arrive late, they might have run out of this delightful dish.
- Address: 2 Chi Lang, Hue City
- Opening hours: 3:00 PM – 6:00 PM
- Price range: 25,000 – 30,000 VND
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