Mi Quang or Quang style noodle literally sound like Chinese but it is a Vietnamese dish originated from Quang Nam Province in the South Central region of Vietnam. If you’re wondering where, Quang Nam is bordering Laos and the Bien Dong Sea (South China Sea). Think Hue and Danang.
Cooked in a combination of chicken, pork, shrimps and seasoned with cu nen (chives) to create a rich unique and quite intense broth. Perhaps that is why only about one third of the luke warm broth are served with the rice noodles. The thick broad rice noodles is quite chewy and are infused with turmeric to get that special yellow earthy tone color.
Mi Quang is literally like a buffet in a bowl. It’s normally served with shrimp, pork and chicken over noodles. Topped with banana blossoms, fried shallots, sprouts, roasted peanuts, rau ram (mint), perilla, roasted sesame rice cracker, lemon and green chili for that rich finish.
1. Quan Mi Quang My Son
38 Dinh Tien Hoang // District 1, HCMC // Telephone +848 39118587
Mi Quang of all sort and their specialties are (you guess it) Mi Quang. They have Mi Quang ga rut xuong (local chicken without the bones), Mi Quang tom thit (shrimps and meat), Mi Quang xuong heo non (grilled young suckling pig) and Mi Quang long ga trung non (chicken inerts and young eggs). If you’re not sure, I would recommend the Mi Quang dac biet My Son (the My Son special).
2. Mi Quang 3 Anh Em (3 siblings)
+117 D2 Street // Binh Thanh District, HCMC // Telephone 093 858 5288
+304 Le Van Sy St // Tan Binh District, HCMC // Telephone 090 248 9117
+193 Cach Mang Thang Tam // D3, HCMC // Telephone 093 358 9117
3 siblings, 3 locations. They are very well known in the city. Besides the many standards of Mi Quang, try their quail eggs, or their catfish.
3. Bun Cha Ha Noi 26
248 Bui Vien Street // District 1, HCMC
Telephone +848 38369446 // Open 6am to 11pm eveyday
Known for their bun bo hue and banh canh cua but their Mi Quang is worth a visit. They always have attentive and friendly staff. Nam Giao’s specialty are from the central region.