Bun rieu “crab noodle” is particularly familiar, especially in the north, with flavor of crab, sour of tomatoes as well as other spices, this is an “addiction” food of many people. Let’s discover how to make bun rieu. You can use the below bun rieu recipe to conquer every guest.

In Vietnam, we have an authentic bun rieu recipe that prepared by local people in the north but today we would like to introduce you Bun Rieu recipe that you can make at home because it’s not difficult to find out ingredient at Asian super market.

how to make bun rieu

The cost of getting real crab is very high in other countries, so you must go to an Asian supermarket to find sufficient ingredients. There is nothing substitute for minced crab in spices and shrimps sauce (mam tom) that bring the fishy smell (Mam tom is in the jar, please ask store staff to avoid confusion)

There are two main steps – making broth and add the mixture to the soup. You can buy pork broth at the Asian market, or you can use chicken or ribs broth if you prefer. Vietnamese people often use ribs and boil it until broth is sweet. Broth is very important to make a delicious dish of Bun Rieu “crab noodle” or even Bun oc “snail noddle”.

Here are some addresses in Hanoi where you can enjoy Bun Rieu

Bun ốc riêu cua Huyền Thu

Address: 2F Quang Trung, Hai Bà Trưng, Hoan Kiem, Ha Noi

Time: Morning from 6:00 am to 13:00 pm

Price: 50.000 VND
Huyen Thu is famous for expensive price but very good valued for money. In the past, restaurant was equipped simply with small chair, tight space but now it looks nicer and become one popular address for the local people who love Bun Rieu.  Crab here has good smell and taste. If you order snail noodle, you will never forget because snails here are brought from the countryside and real natural snails. Some people said “if you eat Bun oc rieu Huyen Thu, you will not find such a nice noodle at any other places”


Bun Rieu Hang Luoc:

Address: 16 Hang Luoc, Hoan Kiem, Ha Noi

Time: Morning from 6:00 am to 10:00 am

Price: 20.000 VND to 40.000 VND


In case you stay near around below address, you might find some more addresses nearby;

  • Bún riêu at Đường Thành street (evening only)
  • Bún riêu at Đường Thành (near Hàng Da market).
  • Bún riêu at Hàng Buồm street (open from 3:00 pm till night)
  • Bún riêu at Bát Đàn street (vender shop at a small corner).
  • Bún riêu at Mai Hắc Đế street (cross between Đại Cồ Việt street and Mai Hắc Đế).