Hu Tieu is a Vietnamese noodle soup that originated in the country’s south. It’s cooked with thin, translucent rice noodles and a flavorful broth with pig bones, prawns, and a variety of spices and herbs.
Hu Tieu’s adaptability is what sets it apart. It goes well with a range of meats, including pork, shrimp, squid, and chicken, and is frequently topped with fresh herbs, bean sprouts, and fried shallots. It might be a light and pleasant soup or a big and full supper.
While Hu Tieu is available at many Vietnamese restaurants and street vendors across the country, some of the best places to try it include Ho Chi Minh City’s Cholon district, which is known for its Chinese-Vietnamese fusion cuisine, and the city of Vung Tau, which is known for its seafood-based Hu Tieu. Hu Tieu Nam Vang (Ho Chi Minh City), Hu Tieu My Tho, Hu Tieu Ba Nam Sa Dec in the Mekong Delta area also are popular destinations. These restaurants are well-known for its savory and genuine Hu Tieu, which draws both locals and visitors to try this delectable Vietnamese meal.