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The first thing you'll notice about Bún riêu -- a meat or seafood vermicelli soup -- is its deep red color. The soup gets its hue from tomato paste and annatto seed -- from achiote tree seeds. The flavor is just as enticing, featuring chunks of crabmeat, fried tofu, tamarind paste, and light vermicelli noodles.
The first thing you'll notice about Bún riêu -- a meat or seafood vermicelli soup -- is its deep red color. The soup gets its hue from tomato paste and annatto seed -- from achiote tree seeds. The flavor is just as enticing, featuring chunks of crabmeat, fried tofu, tamarind paste, and light vermicelli noodles.

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There's more to Vietnam's diverse noodle scene than pho. You'll be seeing red when you tuck into a bowl of bun rieu, a crab-based vermicelli soup.

Ready to graduate from pho?

There's more to Vietnam's diverse noodle scene than pho. You'll be seeing red when you tuck into a bowl of bun rieu, a crab-based vermicelli soup.