by Ashley Heil
Last week my friends and I just happened to be in the Anam area and we stumbled across this Vietnamese restaurant, Quan Bui. We decided to give it a try because it had Bún chả on the menu, which my boyfriend and I haven't seen much on other Vietnamese restaurant menus in Seoul. They also serve Pho Bo for 7,000 won, but we went with the Bún chả for 9,000 won. Now we are by no means Bún chả experts, I've only ever had it one other time in Hanoi, but it was awesome. The dish is served with grilled fatty pork with a nutty topping, a heaping amount of rice noodles, onions and fresh herbs on the side. At Quan Bui, they served the dipping sauce on the side, so you can dip any combination and amount of the noodles and meat and herbs into it as you'd like. Everything tasted so fresh and delicious, and I felt very satisfied by the end of the meal, despite it looking like a small amount of meat at first. I'd love to come back here to try the Pho as well. I'd love to continue trying Bún chả in Seoul, but if you are near Anam, it's definitely worth checking out. It's very easy to get to as well.
Directions: Anam station, line 6.
Take exit 2. Turn left on 인촌로 27길 (It should be the first road you see)
Keep walking about 5 minutes and it'll be on your right.
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