Best Bun Bo Hue – Fix Me Up, Please
So, fellow Hounds, who do you think makes the best Bun Bo Hue in either LA or Orange County? The best I’ve had so far has been at Quan Hy in Westminster. Rich, intensely flavorful broth with a mass of tender, succulent and adventurous meats. A recent bowl at Pho Minh in El Monte was delicious. The broth was very good but neither it nor the ingredients matched the depth and complexity of Quan Hy’s. I'm seeking what would be considered the authentic, traditional Hue City style.
I’m anxious to try Ngu Binh in Westminster and My Linh's Bun Bo Hue Restaurant in Garden Grove.
Your insights will be appreciated. (Das Uber?). I need my fix.
I just want to thank you all for your input on my quest for the best Bun Bo Hue. Today, I think I’ve found it at Ngu Binh in Westminster. An awesome bowl of goodness! The broth was delicious – deep, rich and complexly flavored having just the right amount of kick without being cloying. It appeared oily, but my stomach later happily confirmed that it was not overly so. Noodles were sublimely al dente. Beef slices and tendon were cooked to perfection; tasted almost cured and didn’t dry out in the hot soup. Loved the pig’s trotter – I could’ve eaten a bowlful of these alone. I think they were slightly char-grilled. Service was friendly and efficient. Wish I could say the same for parking … jeesh!
Thanks again Hounds!
Glad to see some recs. The only Bun Bo Hue I've had was at Vietnam Restaurant on Las Tunas in San Gabriel. First time I ordered it the kid waiting on me said, "Are you SURE??" It's pretty spicy and awfully good, but I don't have anything to measure it against.
Any other SGV recs? We don't crawl around OC a whole lot...
I really like the Bun Bo Hue at Gia Hoi (9541 Bolsa Ave. - East of Bushard). As an added bonus, the Banh Beo are also excellent.
As an aside, I made this recommendation to Das Ubergeek a few weeks ago and am interested to know if he had a chance to check it out - Das??