Dang Muoi (Attila Street)
Dang Muoi is a small family-owned Vietnamese restaurant chain with three locations across Budapest. My favorite one lines the car-saturated Attila út in Buda (with little foot traffic, it's not exactly 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, intensely flavorful 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 often gets mobbed by diners so try booking in advance.