This is banh uot thit nuong. A hybrid of two different Vietnamese noodle based dishes and it’s the dac biet (special) dish at Ba Dang restaurant, 59bis Nguyen Thong street in District 3. Banh uot nong is a flat noodle Hue style dish commonly carted around the Saigon street in the morning. Bun thit nuong is a cold vermicelli noodle dish laced with finely sliced cucumber, beansprouts and topped with grilled, marinated pork. Both dishes get their zip from a chilli stuffed nuoc mam (fish sauce). The dish above is the blind date result. It takes the flat noodle and rolls the meat inside along with fresh basil leaves. The other difference is the peanut sauce. It’s light, but unexciting. It’s snack time stuff, not stunning stuff.
For what it’s worth you’d be bettter off hitting the banh canh cua or the bun thit nuong, pictured above, at this place. Both of which are excellent. Bun thit nuong + banh uot thit nuong + iced tea = 17,000VD.