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“bun dau mam tom” shops in Hanoi

If you have ever heard about Vietnam, you must have some knowledge about “Bun dau mam tom”, a very famous street food in all regions of Vietnam.

What is bun tom mam tom?

Bun dau refers to noodle and fried tofu, mam tom refers to a prawn sauce. You can use fish sauce instead.
Bun dau mam tom is a traditional food of Vietnam. When you eat it, you have to put some limes to mam tom to make it soft and tasty. Bun dau has to put to mam tom. You can also use it with pork meat, herbs and tea


pic 1: a full set of bun dau mam tom

The most famous of bun dau mam tom is the bun dau mam tom in Hanoi with a very origin flavor
In this post, I will recommend to you some awesome restaurants that you will be safe eating bun dau mam tom. (Normally foreigner faced stomachache because of this food). Please keep in mind that this food is quite smelly, you can try both mam tom and nuoc mam to see which one you can eat

Restaurant 1: Bun dau cay da (bun dau shop under a Banyan Tree)
Add: 235b Thụy Khuê, Thuỵ Khuê, Tây Hồ, Hà Nội
Map: Bun dau cay da ha noi

This restaurant is one of the first shops sold bun dau mam tom in Hanoi, with long history and sustainable quality. The owner is super friendly (the cashier old lady, who gave all visiter chewing gum after eating). David Beckham visited this restaurant in his visit to Vietnam in 2014 . There is the picture of David in the shop
Please remember that if you check in this shop via Facebook, you can have the discount for the total price.
The shop opens all day (From 9am-9pm)

Restaurant 2: Quán Xưa – Bún đậu
Add: 98 Vương Thừa Vũ, Thanh Xuân, Hà Nội
Map: Quan xua bun dau

The food in this shop is really fresh and tasty (a younger version of Bun Dau Cay Da)
This shop is quite famous in that area and only open at lunch time (From 10:30-1:30). Let’s reserve a seat and go on time, otherwise you will have nothing to eat. You can try some street drinks which are so delicious here like nước sấu, trà đá,…

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    1. Thank you for your good words. Yes, I will keep updating information about traditional foods that you should eat in Vietnam and especially where to eat. Keep follow me, Dallas. Thank you

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