Monday, November 8, 2010

Bun Cha Ha Noi

One of our favorite quick and convenient restaurants near our apartment serves Hanoi style delights.  Similar to its politics, Northern Vietnamese cuisine has a hearty Chinese influence; a lot of rich sauces and meats.
The restaurant itself is a haven from the avenue it resides on - Cach Mang Thang Tam (CMT8).  CMT8 is one of the main arteries of the city, it is incessantly clogged and a bad place to be during rush hour.  The restaurant is like a cool oasis from the heat and traffic.  They have misters spewing droplets from an unknown water source, fans oscillating, and cold beer.   
They have a small menu with pictures included; only containing five meal choices.   
My personal favorite is Bun Cha Ha Noi.  Small, bite sized pieces of flank steak are grilled to perfection and added to a sweet broth complete with cucumbers and carrots.  A large plate of greens is provided, containing sprouts, lettuce, assorted leaves, and an unknown curly grass.  Add a heaping plate of vermicelli rice noodles and enjoy.


Greg said...

Looks like there is more than one food blogger in the family!

CAROL said...

After reading what anonymous said....I can't agree more! This would be my favorite spot too and I love your choice of flank steak and the way they served it. I also think that is a great picture of Gavin!

JoAnn said...

The food looks great and the beer looks cold -- can't ask for more than that! ("Anonymous" had a lot to say...hope it was all good.)