Dang Muoi is a small family-owned Vietnamese restaurant chain with three locations in Budapest. My favorite one lines the car-saturated Attila út in Buda (with little foot traffic, it's not a restaurateur's dream location). Don't expect on-trend mid-century furnishings or a hip ambiance it's the food that takes center stage here.

While many customers stick to pho, fried rice plates, and spring rolls which are all good don't sleep on the bun cha, flavorful and smoky strips of grilled pork belly garnished with fresh herbs and rice noodles. A rarely seen Vietnamese dish in Budapest is the thit heo quay, a Chinese-style crispy roast pork served with steamed rice and fish sauce. Note that Dang Muoi is very popular so try booking a table in advance.

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