Vietnamese Vegetarian Dishes - Bun Cha Gio

Another lunch staple of mine is Bun Cha Gio - or, as in this case more properly Bun Dac Biet.

Bun Cha Gio is a plate of cold noodles served over a delicious salad of bean sprouts and shredded fines herbes. On top of that is piled a couple of freshly fried spring rolls, chopped into threes, a serve of fried gluten (taking the place of the usual grilled pork), some deliciously prepared tofu made to emulate bi (shredded pigs skin), and even a vegetarian equivalent of nem, a sour-tasting preserved pork. Over this you pour a healthy amount of nuoc cham vegetarian dipping sauce (instead of the more usual sweetened and chili-enhanced fish sauce), mix it all up and have a delicious and fiulling lunch.
Agreed this all sounds like a bizarre collection of meat substitutes, which it is, I suppose.
The thing is, the vegetarian version is actually tastier and healthier, and I would choose it any day.
So try it - you will be back for more, guaranteed.
And just think of the good karma!


Duy Linh Vegetarian Restaurant 10/117 John Street, Cabramatta
(02) 9727 9800


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