Bun Suong

Bun Suong Tra Vinh – Photo credit: Dac san Tra Vinh

Bun Suong is spicy rice noodle soup with shrimp sausages, is Tra Vinh‘s signature dish.  It is served, slices of cooked pork belly,  cilantro sprigs, diced scallions, and chili sauce.

The broth  is  cooked from pork bone, chicken bone,  shrimp stock, daikon, dried shrimp, tamarind, onion, hoisin, and then seasoned with fermented shrimp sauce,  salt  and fish sauce. Annatto Oil is added later for color. Broth is thicken with corn starch.
Shrimp sausages:  fresh shrimps, white parts of scallions, garlic, black pepper, and  salt.
Garnishes: lime wedges, bean sprouts,  red pepper, mints, Tía Tô.
Dipping sauce for shrimp sausage is made from hoisin sauce and hot sauce.


  1. Recipe –  in English
  2. Recipe from Bep Nha Beo – in Vietnamese


  1. Picture credit: Dac San Tra Vinh,  http://i.ytimg.com/vi/yq7dkruHxR4/hqdefault.jpg
  2. Bun Suong Tra Vinh – Youtube, in Vietnamese.  Vietnamese documentary Dac San Tra Vinh,  shot at the famous Bun Suong at the noodle house in Tra Vinh.  Pass 1/2 of the video to see how Bun Suong is cooked.

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