Top 10 Vietnamese delicious dishes you should not miss

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The cuisine is what all visitors desperately want to explore whenever they step into a new land. There are many foods unique and significant to each country. And that you should be enjoyed at least once in a lifetime. Below are the top 10 Vietnamese delicious dishes that fall under that category.

Pho

This is the most popular among Vietnamese dishes is the one and only. It is usually also the first dish foreigners talk about when Vietnamese food is mentioned. CNN also ranked this noodle-dish as one of the most delicious foods in the world.

Vietnamese Pho

However, Pho is just one of many many many noodle soups in Vietnam. It’s cheap, tasty, and especially popular for breakfast in Hanoi. The northern-style pho in Hanoi is typically defined by a clear broth. Whereas the southern-style broth tends to be slightly sweeter, murkier from added sauces, and popping with more herbs and other garnishes.

Banh Mi (Vietnamese Baguette)

People describe it as “one of the world’s finest sandwiches” by BBC. Banh mi is addictive thanks to the uniqueness in the crispy French-influenced baguettes and Vietnamese flavor.

Banh Mi

These signature Vietnamese Banh Mi are usually stuffed with a meat of your choice (grilled pork, bbq beef, or shredded chicken), vegetables, a variety of sauces, and my most favorite part, an extra sunny side up egg. Available at almost every street corner, banh mi is a perfect choice if you are in a rush or just want to temporarily appease your hunger.

Bun Rieu (Crab noodle soup)

Vietnam has a number of noodle dishes and some of them represent a part of the country. If Hanoi is represented by Bun Cha. The central Vietnam is Bun Bo and Quang Noodle. In Vietnam food menu noodle recipe, Bun Rieu is seen as the most suitable representative for the South.
Bun-rieu
Consisting of crab and rice noodles, bun rieu is a well-known traditional dish. Then in 2012, CNN named Bun Rieu of Vietnam as one of the most attractive dishes in Asia.

Bun Cha (Rice vermicelli with grilled pork)

Bun Cha is definitely a must-try dish when you want to have a better understanding of the national cuisine.
Bun Cha

The strong flavor of the pork, combined with the sweet & sour sauce and fresh vegetables create a taste that is more than awesome. President Obama had a great time enjoying Bun Cha during his visit to Vietnam back in May 2016.

Bun Bo Hue

In this Vietnamese delicious dishes list, we recommend three kinds of “Bun” and the last one on the list is Bun Bo Hue. This type of noodles originated in Hue. Like other dishes that originated from the region, bun bo Hue is really sophisticated in flavor.
Bun Bo
The broth is prepared by well-simmered beef bones. The beef shank with lemongrass and then seasoned with fermented shrimp sauce and sugar. Later, very spicy chili oil is added during the cooking process.

Banh Xeo (Sizzling Pancake)

Vietnamese cuisine is more than noodle-based dishes. Banh xeo is one of the hidden gems.
Banh Xeo
The pancake then is wrapped up with lettuce and herbs and dunked in a spicy sauce before being eaten. For your information, it is the turmeric in the ingredients that give such an eye-catching yellow color to these pancakes.

Com Tam (Broken Rice)

The smell of meat grilling over an open fire is definitely hard to resist. Luckily, there’s always at least once. It is very common.

Com Tam

The attraction of the dish lies not only in its great taste but also in the superior healthiness and simplicity in cooking it using fractured rice grain. Sellers can even rub the rice grains until it gets broken. This makes com tam quite different from other Vietnamese meals prepared with normal rice.

Bo Kho (Beef Stew)

Bo Kho

Bo kho – is a famous Vietnamese-style beef stew, and comes in many versions as the recipe varies from region to region. But commonly, people eat Bo Kho with crisp baguettes, rice or flat rice noodles.

Xoi (Steamed Sticky Rice)

As simple and convenient as banh mi, xoi (Vietnamese steamed sticky rice) is our next on-the-go eating suggestion. Walking along the streets in any Vietnamese city, you will easily encounter female vendors carrying bamboo poles with hanging baskets at both ends, skillfully balanced on their shoulders. Many of these women make their living with daily sticky rice baskets.

Xoi

Regarding its taste, there are basically two types of xoi: xoi ngot (sweet version) and xoi man (savory version). Skillfully wrapped in a banana leaf, topped with grated coconut, mashed mung beans, and delicious sesame seeds, xoi ngot is definitely a good choice as a non-meaty option. Yet, if you like a more savory dish, then xoi ga (chicken one) or xoi thap cam should be bought.

Goi Cuon (Spring rolls)

Goi Cuon

Spring roll normally wrap vegestables and ingredients such as fish, meat, pork or beef. Then dip it in peanut sauce, and your tastebuds will go on the ride of your life!

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Conclusion

Travelers come to Vietnam with high expectation of seeing its landspaces. However, your trip will not imcomplete if you do not eat the local Vietnamese delicious dishes mentioned above.