"Bún riêu" - crab noodle soup

Bún riêu
is a Vietnamese meat rice vermicelli soup. There are several varieties of bún riêu, including crab, with fish or with snail noodle soup. This kind of dish is served with tomato broth and topped with crab or shrimp paste. In this dish, various freshwater paddy crabs are used, including the brown paddy crab found in rice paddies in Vietnam. The crabs are cleaned by being placed in clean water to remove dirt and sand. The crabs are pounded with the shell on to a fine paste. This paste is strained and the crab liquid is a base for the soup along with tomato. The crab residue is used as the basis for the riêu (crab cake).

This dish is rich in nutrition: calcium from the ground crab shells, iron from the congealed pig’s blood, and vitamins and fiber from the vegetables.

Some popular addresses for bun rieu in Danang:

+ 39 Lê Hồng Phong Street
+ 2 Yên Báy Street
+ 8 Yên Báy Street

(Danang Beach Hotel)