Noodle soup is a staple food in Vietnam. It’s no surprise that you will find noodle soup stall wherever you are in the country. The abundance of rice flour allows locals to experiment and create new dishes, one of which is the Banh Canh Nam Pho (Nam Pho Spicy Noodle Soup).
Nam Pho Spicy Noodle Soup or locally known as Banh Canh Nam Pho is a delicious thick noodle soup from a village in Hue, Central Vietnam. Nam Pho is the name of the village where this dish was first made. Banh Canh literally translates to cake soup. Without a doubt, a must try true Hue local dish.
Banh Canh Nam Pho noodles is made from a mixture of rice and tapioca flour. The mixture will be placed in a piping bag to control the uniformity of the noodles and dropped on boiling water. Banh canh Nam Pho is mainly uses seafood like shrimp, ground crab meat and vegetables. Since Hue loves spicy flavor, tons of chili flakes will be added on the soup. Banh Canh Nam Pho is a perfect dish during the rainy season, warms the body and brings comfort to the soul.
Currently, Banh Canh Nam Pho is mainly being served in Central Vietnam. It is rare to find this mouthwatering dish in other major cities of the country. So if you have the chance to visit Hue city, it is highly recommended to grab a bowl of this thick spicy noodle soup. They are usually sold by Vietnamese ladies in the corners of the streets next to the weekend walking street or at Dong Ba market.
You may simply let us know before your Hue Food Tour that you want to try Banh Canh Nam Pho so we can add it on the menu during the Hue street food tour.