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9 must-try foods in Vietnam

9 must-try foods in Vietnam

[24/03/2017]

Vietnam has an impressive and distinct cuisine attracting millions of visitors, which is a combination of flavours: salty, sweet, sour, spicy or hot. There are a number of different sauces usually used, each one accompanies a particular dish. Below is a list of 9 special dishes in Vietnamese culinary you must try.

9 must-try foods in Vietnam

Vietnam has an impressive and distinct cuisine attracting millions of visitors, which is a combination of flavours: salty, sweet, sour, spicy or hot. There are a number of different sauces usually used, each one accompanies a particular dish. Below is a list of 9 special dishes in Vietnamese culinary you must try.

1. PHO

Some people acclaim that Vietnamese cuisine cannot be complete without Pho. This tasty staple consists of a salty broth, fresh rice noodles, a sprinkling of herbs and chicken or beef, available at almost everywhere and every time in Vietnam. A bowl of smoky and fragrant Pho can win the heart of any Vietnamese citizen or foreign traveller can probably yours also. Care to try?

2. BUN CHA

Bun cha is an elegant set of pure white rice noodles, a fresh basket of herbs and, a bowl of a fish sauce and especially sliced seasoned pork grilled over a charcoal fire, inviting every passer-by. It is also the particular dish that Obama famously ate during his visit to Vietnam in 2016.

3. XOI

Xoi, or sticky rice, is not always just a complement to meals, sometimes it can be a meal itself in Vietnam. Xoi is served at several Vietnamese streets in breakfast time.

It can be enjoyed with any mix-in, including chicken, pork or fried egg, most certainly with a scattering of dried shallots on top.

4. BANH XEO

These enormous and filling Vietnamese pancake rolls, or “Banh xeo” contain shrimp, pork, bean sprouts and egg, which is then fried, wrapped in rice paper with greens and dunked in a spicy sauce before eaten.

5. BANH MI

Banh mi is regarded one of the world’s best street foods. This baguette sandwich are filled with greens and a wide range of fillings such as paté and freshly made omelette. The uniqueness of Banh mi not only lies within the light and crispy baguette, but also the variation of flavours Vietnam fillings bring out the most amazing flavour.

6. CHA CA

Cha ca is among the most prominent seafood dishes in Vietnam, originated in Quang Ninh and Hai Phong. It sees white fish sautéed in butter with dill and spring onions, then served with rice noodles and a scatering of peanuts.

7. NEM CUON

A translucent spring roll is packed with greens, coriander and various combinations of minced pork, shrimp or crab. Usually they’re served with a bowl of sauce with lettuce and mint. A speciality with unforgettable taste.

8. BANH CUON

Banh cuon, or steamed rice cake, is made of wheat, egg and dairy products. The outer part is a layer of steamed crepe made from rice flour and water. There are grind pork, onion and seasoning are stuffed inside. It is served with a mixture of sauce consisting of sugar and lime.

9. CAO LAU

Cao lau is an authentic Hoi An speciality, a bowl of of thick rice-flour noodles, bean sprouts and pork-rind croutons in a light soup seasoned with mint and star anise, topped by thin slices of pork and served with grilled rice-flour crackers or sprinkled with crispy rice paper.

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