Pho-get About It, Try Bún Bò Huế Instead

First off, I would like to apologize for the awful pun in the title.  I was driving home from the supermarket and this is the only title that came to mind.

Second, let’s talk about noodle soup.  Vietnamese noodle soup to be exact.  Immediately, pho is what comes to mind.  Whether it be zero degrees or a hundred degrees outside, a hot and steamy bowl of pho always manages to hit the spot.  But what if I told you there’s another type of Vietnamese noodle soup that’s different, but just as good?  It’s called Bún Bò Huế.


I had it for the first time a couple weeks ago at Cafe Diem in Philadelphia’s Viet Town and I had no idea this type of noodle soup was in existence.  Cafe Diem specializes in Bún Bò Huế and everyone in the surrounding tables pretty much ordered the same exact thing.  The noodles are thicker and if you love spicy food, this is definitely for you.  In fact, I would recommend you ordering this over pho if you enjoy lighting your butt on fire the next morning.


Generous portions of brisket, tendon, pork roll slices, and a tasty pork trotter make this noodle soup one heck of a meal.

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