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May 23, 2011 09:12 AM

Bun bo nam bo?

Maybe I'm not looking hard enough, but I'm having a hell of a time finding bun bo nam bo in the Twin Cities. Has anyone spotted it out there?

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  1. Many places have bun bo, but what is bun bo nam bo?

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    1. re: AnneInMpls

      Right, no problem getting bun bo. This is a southern variation, though the basic building blocks are the same - herbs, bun and sauteed beef, topped with sauteed bean sprouts, garlic, a heap of toasted peanuts and dried shallots, green papaya, carrot. Doesn't sound like much of a difference, I know, but it's great. Like so:

        1. re: linolanayseda

          Jasmine 26 has a lot of menu items that prance around what you're talking about. You might call and see if the chef could put it together. Otherwise, the line between papaya and vermicelli is what delineates Vietnamese vs. Thai cuisine.

          Jasmine 26 Restaurant & Bar
          , Minneapolis, MN 55401