Bun rieu (crab noodle soup)

Bun rieu (crab noodle soup)

Whereas other dishes might take you to the busy streets of Hanoi or into the kitchens of virtuous home cooks, bun rieu sets us sail on a fishing boat, through rivers and the shores of Vietnam, through tropical sun or typhoon, into the aquatic paradise of the tabletop bowl.

Tomatoes and lightly scrambled eggs are joined by heaps of vermicelli noodles, fish cakes, tofu, and shrimp. The centerpiece: crab meat, still in its shell, waiting for you to dive right in.

Here in Scarborough, it is available in abundance, offered alongside other noodle soups such as pho, or rice dishes, or crispy spring rolls.

Bun rieu (crab noodle soup)

There are a great many ways to make this dish; the video above is simply one version. If you search YouTube, you may find several from which to choose.

Restaurants with bun rieu (crab noodle soup)

Asian Specialty
place 2301 Brimley Rd, Scarborough
local_phone Phone: 416.297.4881
star_rate Rating: 3.10
Banh Mi 24
place 3276 Midland Ave, Unit C118, Scarborough
local_phone Phone: 416.901.7804
star_rate Rating: 2.60
Bong Lua
place 2572 Birchmount Rd, Scarborough
local_phone Phone: 647.351.0809
star_rate Rating: 4.10
Pho 88
place 325 Bamburgh Cir, Scarborough
local_phone Phone: 416.497.8899
av_timer Hours: Tuesday 10:00:00 to Wednesday 01:00:00
star_rate Rating: 3.90
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Pho Vietnam
place 1280 Kennedy Road, Scarborough
local_phone Phone: 416.755.0909
av_timer Hours: Tuesday 10:30:00 to 21:30:00
star_rate Rating: 3.90
Pho Vietnam
place 3250 Midland Ave, Scarborough
local_phone Phone: 647.351.0909
av_timer Hours: Tuesday 10:30:00 to 22:00:00
star_rate Rating: 4.00