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Getting Bun Bo Hue from Huong Binh

After seeing Anthony Bourdain’s “Parts Unknown” show where he described how much better Bun Bo Hueng is compared to Pho, I asked for recommendations where I can get this spicy soup made of pork and beef in Seattle and the former QA colleagues did not disappoint!

With 4 of my co-workers we set out to get a delicious lunch at Huong Binh at 12th & Jackson. The broth was clear with a nice spice level. The noodles are slightly thicker rice noodles, though not as thick as udon. There was a lot of different meat in the soup: Slices of beef, meatballs, pieces of pork with skin, and of course the pork blood cake. The less adventurous eaters traded the last two items away ;)

Huong Binh Menu

We also had a few appetizers, like the pork skewers and Cha Hue, which was fried ham and especially delicious. I’ll definitely be back :)

Cha Hue

Pumpkin Soup Recipe

I just got this recipe from my mom and we already cooked the soup 3 times in 2 weeks!

  • In a pressure cooker melt a spoon full of butter and fry a finely chopped onion.
  • Add 400g diced pumpkin and 200g diced carrots.
  • Fill up with a cup of meat stock or vegetable broth, season with 2 tablespoons of curry powder, a bay leave, salt and pepper.
  • Cook about 10min in the pressure cooker (much longer in a regular pot).
  • Remove the bay leave, now mashing everything with a potatoe masher or use a food processor.
  • Add Creme Fraiche or whipped cream.
  • Before serving put some roasted almonds on top and a spoon of sour cream.

Enjoy!