"Bun dau mam tom" ( Vermicelli with bean curd and shrimp sauce) – only in Vietnam
Tuesday, April 23, 2013
A few pieces of fried bean curd, a fresh and soft vermicelli plate, a specially aromatic shrimp sauce bowl, fresh salad plate,etc that is a signature dish of Hanoi – "Bun dau mam tom".
With the special flavor of shirmp sauce mixed with aromatic, soft vermicelli , fried bean curd and a few basil. All that things awake the human senses and make people come to this rustic dish. If glancing, it looks like a simple dish, can be easily made. But, to create the difference with other "bun" dishes, the raw material selection must be carefully and it has also its own the secret preparation.
First, vermicelli must be delicious, small, soft, tough, not sour, cool and sweet taste when eating. Oregano mustn't be bitter. The vegetables is often accompanied by cucumber slices. But, the most important is the bowl of shrimp sauce. Shrimp sauce must be characteristic flavor, light green. When squeezing lemon and stirring, emerging violet light that is satisfactory
The secret that makes the attraction of the dish lies in mixing. The bowl of shrimp sauce awakes olfactory, full of tastes: salty, sweet, sour, spicy, greasy. For those who do not like to eat shrimp sauce, they will replace with fish sauce mixed with garlic, chili that is also very cleverly mixed.
"Bun dau mam tom" is not a luxurious or sophisticated dish but it has still strangely attractive. If you want to enjoy the flavor of this dish, you can go to Phat Loc alley, Than street or the gate of University of Commerce to eat this special dish.