Vietnamese Bun Bo Hue (Spicy beef & pork noodle soup)

Hi guys,

Last night I made my very first pot of bun bo hue – a Vietnamese spicy beef and pork noodle soup, all by myself! Yes! I wanted to put myself to the test – I did not ask my #1 search engine aka my mom. (lol)

If you’ve been following my postings, I haven’t shared any recipes (yet). I will when the time is right, mainly when my website is ready and fully functional. There will be a Recipes page for you, so in the meantime, please like, follow, comment and share – stay tuned in. Now let’s get to how dinner with looks like last night.


Before I forget, the reason why I haven’t made this, I’m one of “those pho-lover” people (lol) yes one of those…always going for pho over any other noodle soup. LOL I remember not once but a few times when the people I was with, scratched their heads in awe at my “obsession” with the constant search for a great bowl of pho. It doesn’t matter what city, not even the restaurant, if they have pho bo (beef) on their menu, I will try it. (I’d tell you more in a later post on my pho obsession, and because of it, I make my own.)

Anyway, let’s get back to the meats and bones before I pho-away….

TIPS: Clean food tastes BETTER. So don’t skip it. And I’m not talking about just rinsing it with water. Below are two steps I always do to clean all the meats and bones.

  1. Put meats and bones in cold water and salt at least 15 minutes. (Take the meats and bones only), then
  2. Put the meats and bones in a clean pot of cold water until it comes to a boil. (Throw away the dirty the water and repeat step 2)
  •  By doing the two steps, your meats and broth will not only taste better but the smell of pork will be mild if there’s any at all. I don’t know about you but I just do not like the smell of pork.
Vietnamese bun bo hue
Vietnamese bun bo hue – meats to make the broth

Broth – all about the broth

I love my food very spicy, far above medium heat. But I know not everyone can handle it nor would they enjoy it, so I made hot, hotter and FIRE!

TIP: I babysit it by constantly removing all remaining residue, if it doesn’t tastes good, take it out.

Bun bo hue broth
How hot do you want it???
bun bo hue
Broth and spices to make the broth. Veggies and garnishes for the bowl.

Time to eat, YAY

Missing this time – the blood cubes, for me, it isn’t a must-have. I can live without it.

Besides being spicy, this noodle soup is really good – the broth (if done right) is so flavorful, rich and deep in layers of complexity. Last night, I went to sleep thinking WOW I can change it up, California style it up with this twist and that turn! I’m looking forward to making it again but not any time soon though (lol), like a great pot of pho, it takes a lot of time, at least for me. But I am going to experiment with this at some point.

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Yummy bowl of spicy beef and pork noodle soup

If you haven’t had this noodle soup yet, don’t be afraid. Try it. You will survive! 😀 I’ll end now with this great classic.

If you’ve enjoyed reading this, please like, follow, comment, share. Many thanks, Linda

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