Bun Bo Hue Tuong Vy

I’m a person willing to travel great distances to sample the best cuisine in Perth.  Living south of the river, travelling to a place like Girrawheen is comparatively long journey to the places I usually go.  Not seeing this as a barrier, I headed again into the heartland of Vietnamese cuisine in Perth.
This time it was to sample the bun bo hue at Bun Bo Hue Tuong Vy. BBHTY replaced a favourite pho place of mine Pho Huynh. Being a fan of both pho and its spicy cousin bun bo hue, we decided to give it a go.
I love chicken wings and love the Vietnamese stuffed chicken wings.

Bun Bo Hue Tuong Vy - Stuffed Chicken Wings
Bun Bo Hue Tuong Vy – Stuffed Chicken Wings

These came first and must have been straight from the deep fryer as they were piping hot. After giving them some time to cool, I munched into one. The usual filling of cellophane noodles, pork and carrot were there which formed a great combination with the chicken. A good rendition of this favourite Vietnamese dish of mine.
Next to arrive was the much anticipated Bun Bo Hue.

Bun Bo Hue Tuong Vy - Bun Bo Hue
Bun Bo Hue Tuong Vy – Bun Bo Hue

At first glance this looked good. The broth was OK but lack the depth of broths you would get at Phong Vinh or Tra Vinh. Also I was expecting it to be a bit more spicier. Slices of beef and pork and traditional pork knuckle lay hidden below the shimmering service. However this was nothing to get excited about and unfortunately I don’t think I will travel this far for the bun bo hue.
On the bright side, there is great banh mi just around the corner.

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