A resident said, during the subsidy period, all they cared about was food and supplies. The dish back then was very simple, only rice noodles, fried tofu, and shrimp paste. Bún đậu mắm tôm was the cheapest food at that time.
As Vietnam has started to grow economically, and Bún đậu mắm tôm has also changed since then. More ingredients and flavors are added to the dish to meet a more diverse range of customers’ demands.
Nowadays, Bún đậu mắm tôm contains a lot more than just rice noodles and tofu. The dish also comes with green rice pork pie, fried blood sausage, pig’s skin, sliced pork, cucumber, and Vietnamese basil and perilla. If you don't have the stomach for the shrimp sauce, it also comes with soy sauce or fish sauce instead.
Let's enjoy and try it in Hanoi City!