7 of the most famous dishes in Vietnam

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Most Famous Dishes in Vietnam

Vietnamese food is unique, varies from region to region and simply is unforgettable here are some of the most famous dishes in Vietnam. In the past few years, Vietnamese food has grown in stature and awareness all over the world. Here are 7 of the most famous dishes in Vietnam of some of the most famous foods of Vietnam, to try on your next visit.

1. Gui Cuon

One of the most famous dishes in Vietnam, Gui Cuon are translucent spring rolls that are a perfect blend of coriander, greens, and combinations of shrimp, crab, and pork. In some parts of the country, served with a bowl of mint or lettuce. These delicate rolls combine the best of both worlds; soft with a little bit of crunch.

Goi Cuon Vietnamese Spring Rolls
Goi Cuon Vietnamese Spring Rolls

2. Pho Kho Gia Lai

Pho Kho is the national dish of Vietnam and can be found being served everywhere, from the streets to the nicest restaurants. All of the components like noodles, beef broth, chilies with herbs served separately. The soup is tasty, cheap and extremely popular worldwide and best eaten at breakfast with the locals.

Pho Beef
Pho Beef

3. Bun Cha

You really can’t go to traveling in Vietnam without trying the Bun Cha. Bun Cha is a rice vermicelli that is a staple all over Vietnam. It comes with a basket of herbs, grilled pork sausage patties, pickled veggies, bean sprouts and the charm sauce poured over everything.

Bun Cha Pork Meatballs and Rice Noodles
Bun Cha Pork Meatballs and Rice Noodles

4. Banh Xeo

Banh Xeo means sizzling pancake. This mouthwatering delicious, crepe-like, crisp-edged savory is a local favorite. It is best enjoyed straight from the pan. The batter of this pancake made with coconut milk, rice flour, and turmeric is pan fried with pork, bean sprouts and shrimp. Do try to this ultimate beauty!

Banh Xeo Vietnamese Crepe
Banh Xeo Vietnamese Crepe

5. Com Tam

Com Tam is also known as ‘broken rice.’ Vietnamese rice farmers couldn’t sell their broken grains (they used to break sometimes when being processed from the fields). So to avoid wasting these valuable e grains they had to eat the poor rejected grains as no-one would buy them. As a result, it became a hugely popular dish and a local favorite born out of necessity. The recipe varies region by region but often served with grilled pork chop, egg, pork loaf and pork skin.

Broken Rice Com Tam
Broken Rice Com Tam

6. Chao

Chao a thick, hearty and creamy rice porridge used to cure whatever ails you, mainly hangovers and cold. The dish is best with fish, beef, pork, slices of chicken or pig parts mostly tubular innards and liver. If you eat this dish at a restaurant, it will usually come with lime wedges, fish sauce, ginger, and bean sprouts to season the porridge to get an amazing taste.

Chao Vietnamese Rice Porridge
Chao Vietnamese Rice Porridge

7. Bun Rieu

Noodle soups are the backbone of street food in Vietnam. It starts with a base of tomatoes and dried shrimps simmered with aromatics like lemongrass and clove with pork trotters. The final dish then served with roast pork, rice noodles, Thai basil, trotters, and sliced tomatoes. The broth of Bun Rieu is the main component like Pho.

 

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