Bun Dau Mam Tom (Noodle and Tofu with Shrimp Sauce)

July 12, 2023 - 11696 views

Vietnam is a paradise for food lovers all over the world because of its unique and diverse cuisine. Vietnamese street food is superb which you must try when visiting Vietnam. One of those tasty street food is Bun Dau Mam Tom -  Noodle and Tofu with Shrimp Sauce. Enjoy Bun Dau Mam Tom to experience the special taste of Vietnamese cuisine.

Bun Dau Mam Tom is a rustic dish of the Northern people but a subtle combination of Vietnamese cuisine. This dish is often used as a snack and is often found on the streets of Hanoi. Even the name Bun Dau Mam Tom says this dish is an indispensable combination of noodles, tofu, and shrimp sauce. In addition, Bun Dau Mam Tom is served with accompanying vegetables like marjoram, mint, etc.

Only in Vietnam, you can enjoy shrimp sauce. Shrimp paste is a "specialty" of Vietnamese cuisine. For foreign tourists, the first time to enjoy shrimp sauce will feel uncomfortable but enjoy and then see the unique taste of this street food.

Bun Dau Mam Tom is often sold on the streets of Hanoi. A plastic chair for guests to sit, a plastic tray for noodles, beans, shrimp sauce, vegetables served with you can comfortably enjoy this fascinating dish. And around the food, there are many side stories. People eat and talk while sharing life.

Overview of Bun Dau Mam Tom

Bun Dau Mam Tom is an addictive dish with many Vietnamese people. Bun Dau Mam Tom can be eaten all time in a day either breakfast, lunch or dinner. However, local people normally eat Bun Dau Mam Tom in lunch time. So who invented this delicious dish? The origin of Bun Dau Mam Tom is quite faint, it seems that no culinary enthusiastist has ever studied the origin of this dish. It is said that there was an aloof woman in rural area first invented this dish for her family then sold on the street. Since then, it has become a trend of "Bun Dau Mam Tom" spreading to other regions in Vietnam.

Bun Dau Mam Tom

Bun Dau Mam Tom is an addictive dish

How to make Bun Dau Mam Tom

It is not difficult to make Bun Dau Mam Tom, the most important thing is to make a delicious sauce. We need to prepare as follows:

  • Tofu 10 pieces
  • Bacon 500 g
  • 1 kg of noodles
  • Shrimp paste 1/2 cup
  • 1 teaspoon chopped chili
  • Lemon juice 1 tbsp
  • 1 tbsp of white sugar
  • Cooking oil 6 tablespoons
  • 100g Perilla, vegetable served
  • Cucumber 200g

First, cut the tofu into small pieces to taste and then fry. Wash, drain, and cook bacon. After boiling, remove the meat and cut into thin pieces and arrange on a plate.

Cucumber peeled, washed, cut into thin pieces. Perilla, herbs remove old branches, leaves, then wash, rinse, soak in diluted brine for about 30 minutes, then take out the basket, splash water. Noodles cut into pieces.

To make shrimp sauce, mix 1 tbsp of sugar, 1 tbsp of lemon juice, 1 tsp of MSG, 1 tsp of chopped chili into shrimp paste and stir.

Put the ingredients on a plate or tray, garnish a little for a more beautiful and appealing dish. And now you can enjoy it. Bun Dau Mam Tom has many ingredients but it is easy to make, hasn't it?

Bun Dau Mam Tom (Noodle and Tofu with Shrimp Sauce)

Bun Dau Mam Tom (Noodle and Tofu with Shrimp Sauce)

Some good places to eat Bun Dau Mam Tom

Today, Bun Dau Mam Tom is no longer a normal street food but it has become a typical dish of Vietnamese cuisine. Here are a few locations selling Bun Dau Mam Tom famous in Hanoi

1. Trung Huong Bun Dau Mam Tom

Anyone who has ever visited here can not forget the special delicious shrimp sauce flavor. By aromatic fish sauce is imported from Thanh Hoa with pink and delicious cotton hardly anywhere in Hanoi comparable.

Although located on the street, the price of a bean noodle dish here is quite cheap. In addition to the full noodle, you can order more boiled meat with sour shrimp sauce, spring rolls, or jellyfish salad, braised banana bean snails, boiled heart lap. Address at 49, Phat Loc alley, Hang Bac, Hanoi. The price is from 1 USD- 3 USD.

Bun Dau Mam Tom Hanoi

Bun Dau Mam Tom - a typical dish of Vietnamese cuisine

2. Ngo Tram Bun Dau Mam Tom

One serving will include crispy tofu, fragrant shrimp sauce without too salty. This meal is priced at 2 USD, although it is somewhat higher than the general level of the shrimp vermicelli restaurants the serving here is quite plentiful. In addition, the restaurant also has civet dishes which are also favored and selected by many customers. Address at 1B – Ngo Tram, Hoan Kiem, Ha Noi.

Bun Dau Ngo Tram

Ngo Tram Bun Dau Mam Tom

3. Goc Da - Ngo Trach Bun Dau Mam Tom

A set of vermicelli noodles here is very full, so you should plan your health and call it reasonable. Address at 4, alley Trach, Hoan Kiem district, Hanoi. The price is from 2 USD- 5 USD.

Bun Dau Mam Tom in Hanoi

Goc Da - Ngo Trach Bun Dau Mam Tom

Bun Dau Mam Tom is a rustic dish but is loved by many people because of its unique taste. If you travel to Vietnam, don't forget to try this tasty dish!

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