Bun bo hue is a fearsome, authentic and uncompromising Vietnamese soup. It demands more and it gives more. Where you would appreciate the subtle sweetness of Pho, you’re whacked in the face with chili and lemongrass, as well as a congealed blood cube and a pig trotter or two.

Check out the video to get the full description of what you get in a bowl of bun bo hue and how to eat it.  The size of the bowls here are huge, so make sure you tell them you want a smaller size if you’re not such a big eater.

One of the things I love most is the salad you get on the side. Many different types of mint, bean sprouts, lettuce – it just has such great colour and freshness.

It’s all amazing value with free tea (of course!) at $9 a bowl.

Dong Ba in Cabramatta is the second shop, the original is the amazingly successful Dong Ba, in Park Road, also in Cabramatta. Both places do amazingly good trade.  There’s also a Dong Ba in Bankstown.

Dong Ba
Shop 5/117 John Street, Cabramatta
(02) 9723 0336

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