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10 Best Vietnamese Foods You Need to Try

  1. Pho – Vietnamese Vermicelli Noodle
  2. Bánh Mì -Vietnamese Sandwich
  3. Gỏi Cuốn – Spring Rolls
  4. Bánh Xèo – Sizzling Pancake
  5. Bún Thịt Nướng – Vermicelli Noodles With Grilled Pork
  6. Cơm Tấm – Broken Rice
  7. Bánh Cuốn – Steamed Rice Cake
  8. Mi Quang – Hanoi specialty Noodle
  9. Bún Chả – Grilled pork with Noodle
  10. Bún Riêu – Crab and Tomato Noodle Soup

1. Pho – Vietnamese Vermicelli Noodle

Everyone loves Pho, it is one of the signature dish in Vietnam. Local people eats pho at any time of day. A basic bowl of pho consists of rice noodles in a beef or chicken broth flavoured with meat and various greens, topped with bean sprouts, lime wedges and fresh herbs, such as basil, mint, cilantro, and onions.

You can find pho from roadside stall to high-end restaurant. Every restaurant has their secret recipe. We found that the best pho is usually in street market or small local restaurants (they usually do not speak English).


2. Bánh Mì -Vietnamese Sandwich

Bánh Mì is a Vietnamese baguette sandwich. It comes with different fillings for example roasted pork belly, grilled pork, fried fish and sausages. It is simple but tasty


3. Gỏi Cuốn – Spring Rolls

Vietnamese fresh spring rolls packed with greens, herbs and different combinations of pork, shrimp or crab. Some regions they also wrap up with green banana and star fruit.

These fresh Spring rolls are served with peanut sauce and they will definitely raise your tastebuds!

4. Bánh Xèo – Sizzling Pancake

These tasty pancakes are like French crepe are made of rice flour, coconut milk, and turmeric. They usually fill with vermicelli, shrimp, pork, bean sprouts, egg and herbs and wrapped in rice paper and dunked in a spicy sauce before eaten.

5. Bún Thịt Nướng – Vermicelli Noodles With Grilled Pork

Unlike most noodle dishes Bún Thịt Nướng does not come in a soup or broth but with fish sauce to mix, topped with roasted peanuts, Vietnamese pickled carrots, nem nướng̣ (grilled garlic pork sausage) or grilled prawns.



6. Cơm Tấm – Broken Rice

Cơm Tấm mean ‘broken rice’ literally in Vietnamese. It is a dish that you can enjoy anytime of the day as it is yummy and inexpensive. It often serves with barbecued pork or beef, shredded pork skin, a fried egg and a side of pickled vegetables.

7. Bánh Cuốn – Steamed Rice Cake

It is a combination of minced meat (chicken, shrimp or pork), wood fungi, onions, Vietnamese ham and herbs wrapped in a soft thin streamed rice sheets, drizzled with fish sauce. It is popular that you can find anywhere from street stalls to restaurants, it is very yummy that you must try!


8. Mi Quang – Hanoi specialty Noodle

Mi Quang, is originally from Da Nang, is a popular dish in Vietnam. The yellow coloured rice noodles mixed with turmeric, fish sauce, shrimp, peanuts and boiled quails eggs. Like most of the Vietnamese dishes Mi Quang also tops with a variety of herbs and green, including basil, coriander, lettuce and sometimes with sesame rice crackers.

9. Bún Chả – Grilled pork with Noodle

Bún Chả is a special dish in Hanoi, it is popular and affordable that you can easily find at street stalls. It is a dish of charcoal grilled pork serves with rice noodles and green and herb.

10. Bún Riêu – Crab and Tomato Noodle Soup

Bún Riêu is a Vietnamese crab based tomato soup noodle. Easily distinguished by its bright red colour soup which cooked from freshwater crab paste and tomato, it is very enjoyable. It serves with pork, meat ball, green and herbs


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