Who: Mach Thi Hien and Ng Tun Tam
What: Bún, Vietnamese rice vermicelli noodles
Where: Phú Đô village in southwest Hanoi
In Hanoi, food is typically named based on the form of rice it's served with: cơm for simple steamed rice, phở for thick rice noodles, or bún for vermicelli-sized white rice noodles. Bún (pronounced something like "boon?") are actually more ubiquitous here than Hanoi's possibly most famous food export, phở bò, or beef noodle soup.
I visited Mach Thi Hien in Phu Do village, a village famous for its rice noodles, to see how these fresh white rice noodles are made.