Top 10 Food to try in Vietnam

Being able to live and work in another country is an amazing opportunity to immerse in that countries culture, food and attractions, read on to find our 10 Vietnamese Food that can make your day wonderful.

  1. Banh Mi
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Banh Mi

Banh Mi is a kind of sandwich that consists of veggie, radish, carrot, cucumber, meat, pate, chili sauce, sausage, fried egg, herbs. You can find it on any streets of Vietnam. You can buy it with an affordable price: 10.000 VND – 20.000 VND, about 1 USD. The most special thing is you can eat it at any time of the day: breakfast, lunch, and dinner, even for midnight-snack. It’s also become the best of the top 10 Vietnamese food.

  1. Pho
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Pho is the popular street food in Vietnam, this Vietnamese soup consisting of broth, rice noodle, herb, meat. Pho is made with beef or chicken. The dish is usually accompanied by basil, lime, chili, and some kind of vegetable. Pho is eaten for breakfast and night, but sometimes it is served at lunch. The balanced tastes of sweet, salty and spicy are highly contagious.

  1. Banh Xeo: (Crispy pancake/ Vietnam Crepe Wrap)

Banh Xeo

Banh Xeo – sizzling pancake – a name derived from the sound when cooked on a hot pan. This crispy rice crepe is stuffed with bean sprout, shrimp, pork.

  1. Nem ran/ Cha Gio (Fried Spring Roll)
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Cha Gio

The Fried Spring Roll is filled with a mixture of pork, shrimp, crab meat, shredded, mung bean, noodles with the deep-fried, crunchy, and golden brown exterior can make your meal better. You can wrap it in lettuce or rice paper and be served with spicy, sweet and salty sauce.

  1. Bo Kho
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Bo Kho

Available on breakfast, lunch and dinner menus. Made with beef shank and tendon that are stewed with lemongrass and broth, it’s served with bread (banh mi). To eat it, tear the bread into small pieces and dip it in the sauce, use the fork or spoon to get the meat and carrot.

  1. Banh Beo (Water Fern cake)
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Banh Beo

It is a thin steamed rice cake with dried shrimp mingled with green bean, crispy pork skin on the top. It is served in a small bowl with “Nuoc Mam”- a sour and spicy sauce.

  1. Bun Thit Nuong (Vermicelli Noodles with Grilled Pork)
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Bun Thit Nuong

Bun Thit Nuong made from rice noodles (bun) with grilled pork, they even put drilled shrimp on some restaurant. It’s eaten with sweet chilies sauce and Vietnamese herbs. In Ha Noi, it’s called Bun Cha, if you look closely, you will know the difference which is in Northern Vietnam, the meat is on the noodle not mixed with the noodle like Southern Vietnam.

  1. Banh Cuon (Rolled cake)
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Banh Cuon

A combination of ground meat (chicken, shrimp or pork), mushroom, onions, Vietnamese ham, steamed beansprouts, and cucumbers that are wrapped in a steamed rice flour pancake. You can dip the rolled cake into sweet chilies sauce. You can find it on any street in Vietnam.

  1. Com Tam (Tam Rice)
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Com Tam

It is traditionally dished which is served with fried egg, diced green onions and a variety of meats. Com Tam can be enjoyed at any time of the day. Just 20.000 VND/dish (~ 1 USD), you can find it in street markets or roadside.

  1. Mi Quang.
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Mi Quang

The last of 10 Vietnamese Food is Mi Quang which is a Central Vietnam dish which featuring thick wide rice noodles served with pork, chicken, shrimp, quail egg and be served as a soup. It’s a popular breakfast dish, but you can also find Mi Quang for lunch and dinner. One bowl costs around 20.000 VND – 40.000 VND (1 ~ 2 USD).


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