Bún chả is a Vietnamese dish of grilled pork and noodle, which is thought to have originated from Hanoi, Vietnam. Bún chả is served with grilled fatty pork (chả) over a plate of white rice noodle (bún) and herbs with a side dish of dipping sauce. The dish was described in 1959 by Vietnamese food writer Vu Bang (1913–1984), who described Hanoi as a town “transfixed by bún chả.” Hanoi’s first bún chả restaurant was on Gia Ngư, Hoàn Kiếm District, in Hanoi’s Old Quarter

Bún chả originated and remains very popular in Hanoi. Outside Hanoi, across all regions of Vietnam, a similar dish of rice vermicelli and grilled meat called bún thịt nướng is alternately served.

Bún Chả in Hanoi became famous after United States President Barack Obama dropped in for Bún chả with Chef Anthony Bourdain while he was on his trip to Vietnam in May 2016

Bún chả is made up of many ingredients, which include

Meat: minced pork shoulder to make meatball, pork belly.

Rice vermicelli

Dipping sauce: diluted fish sauce with sugar, lemon juice, vinegar, stock, crushed garlic, chilli, etc.

Pickled vegetables: green papaya (or carrots, onion, kohlrabi).

Fresh herbs: cabbage, Láng basil, rice paddy herb (ngổ), beansprout, Vietnamese balm (kinh giới).

Side dishes: crushed garlic, crushed chilli, vinegar, grinded pepper, sliced limes.