1 Hang Manh, Hoan Kiem district, Hanoi
Bun cha Dac Kim on Hang Manh street has been a familiar destination for many foreign tourists visiting Hanoi. A small restaurant serving Bun Cha, specialty of Hanoi cuisine. At peak time, eaters have to move to the second floor of the restaurant or sit right on chairs on the street pavement. The name Dac Kim was originated from its first owner in 1965. Till now, the next generations continue to keep its special formula and choose the materials more carefully. Especially, the meat must be a mixture of lean and fat type while the onion, garlic and fish sauce must be at high quality. Then, the mixture will be grilled on the charcoal, create a delicious fragrant.
Each set of Bun cha in Dac Kim restaurant is served quite full, with lots of meat and the price is around 50,000-80,000vnd (3-4 usd). Despite complaints of cramped space or the price quite higher than others, this restaurant is always crowed by eaters and becomes one of icon of Hanoi food.
Bun cha Hang Manh is a well-known local food in Hanoi. It is made of grilled pork and noodle, often thought to have been originated from Hanoi, Vietnam. This dish is served with grilled fatty pork (cha) over a plate of white rice noodle (bun) and herbs with a side dish of dipping sauce/broth.