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Bun bo hue

tvdxer Jan 22, 2012 12:41 PM

Who makes the best bun bo hue in the Twin Cities?

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  1. The Dairy Queen RE: tvdxer Jan 23, 2012 12:11 PM

    I don't know, but I'd start with Pho Tau Bay's. Let us know what you think!


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      Haricotsv2 RE: The Dairy Queen Jan 26, 2012 04:26 PM

      Try Indochine in St. Paul. I love their pork bun, but i'm guessing the beef is good too.

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        stepawayfromthetable RE: Haricotsv2 Feb 19, 2012 06:22 PM

        I'm curious about Indochine. Is it the same owner different name of the same vietnamese restaurant of about 3 yrs ago? I'm going to try their pork bun!

        1. re: stepawayfromthetable
          Haricotsv2 RE: stepawayfromthetable Feb 22, 2012 08:19 PM

          Que Nha is their other restaurant. Btw, I misspelled it--it's Indochin.

    2. mitch cumstein RE: tvdxer Feb 20, 2012 07:33 AM

      I have only had it at Quang, and it was solid. Smokey, spicy, rich. The pork knuckle was a bit devoid of meat, but it had a good iron-y backbone. I think I might just have to work through a few on this one for you. Quick search says Pho 79 and PTB both have a version. I will hit the PTB today, menu says its beef and pork trotter(yay!) and try to work down the eat street this week. Will report back.

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        mitch cumstein RE: mitch cumstein Feb 22, 2012 09:30 AM

        So, Pho Tau Bay's version was not a really great expression of the dish. It lacked in a lot of areas, mostly, I found it missing any balance, and definitely was missing the silkiness that the congealed blood usually gives it. With a hard hit of lime, some spice could come out but mostly I would say this was a musty beef broth with little else happening. Seriously underwhelmed.

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          The Dairy Queen RE: mitch cumstein Feb 22, 2012 10:47 AM

          How thoroughly disappointing. Thank you for taking one for the team.


          1. re: mitch cumstein
            Letitride RE: mitch cumstein Jul 19, 2014 03:48 PM

            If congealed bllod is your thing I highly recommend the Boat Noodle Soup at Bangkok Thai Deli. Sublime!!!!

        2. phokingood RE: tvdxer Jul 17, 2014 09:17 AM

          The Lotus downtown has amazing Bun Bo Hue...Hue...er way better than Pho Tau Bay. I haven't tried it at pho79 yet. Made some killer BBH at home but sans the pigs blood. Couldn't get my hands on any in time for cooking it up. First pic is from the Lotus, second pic is my homemade.

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            kuan RE: tvdxer Jul 19, 2014 04:52 AM

            I like Vietnam House in Brooklyn Park.

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              Letitride RE: tvdxer Jul 19, 2014 03:46 PM

              iPho Saigon has amazing BBH and, at just under $10.00 for the jumbo serving you will easily get 3 meals.

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