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Discover about 50 famous dishes of Vietnam

“Many of the most popular dishes can be made just as well on the side of the road as in a top-end restaurant – Vietnam Food” by CNN.

Pho Ha Noi

Pho Hanoi

Pho is one of the pride of Hanoi people. Everyone is attracted to this dish because of the noodle soup which is sweet and nutritious. Flat noodle is soft, come with some slices of beef or chicken, green onion on top, and then the cook poured hot soup into the bowl, created a master piece of color. People always eat Pho with lemon, chilies, pepper and fish sauce. This delicious dish can be used for breakfast, lunch, afternoon or evening.

Many famous Vietnamese writers such as Thach Lam, Nguyen Tuan, Vu Bang … mentioned Pho in their works.

Cha Ca La Vong

Cha Ca La Vong (Hanoi)

La Vong fried fish is made from snakehead fish. Fish fillets are marinated with turmeric, ginger, fish sauce, shrimp paste, minced onion, chopped garlic, minced chili,…

Before eating, guests will put the red onion into the pan, stir with a little bit of green onion, then add cut vegetables and marinated juice. Finally, put the seasoned fish on vegetables, lightly turn not to make fish crushed. La Vong fried fish is eaten with rice noodles, shrimp paste, thinly cut coconut, fried peanuts, and pickles.

On a cold winter’s day, people love sitting next to a warm stove, enjoy this hot dish with some herbs.

Obama's Bun Cha Ha Noi

Bun Cha (Hanoi)

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It is made from pork which cut into sliced or minced and then marinated with fish sauce, pepper, and dried onions. The dipping sauce is simply mixed with the requirement to achieve a harmonious combination of the salty taste of the fish sauce, sweetness of the sugar, sour of vinegar, and a little bit spicy of chilies, garlic, papaya, paprika. This dish is usually eaten with a lot of vegetables: salad, cilantro, basil,…


Bun Thang (Hanoi):

Bun Thang is such a sophisticated dish of Vietnamese cuisine.

Noodle soup is cooked from chicken broth and pork bones. To keep the soup clear, the cook has to continuously remove the brown bubble which appears when the soup is boiling, then add dried shrimps.

Next thing for the cook to prepare is the topping: egg, pork cake, chicken, mushroom, onion. Everything must be seasoned, cooked and sliced into the thin string.

There are also have some others spice which is added after personal taste.

Thanh Tri rice cake

Thanh Tri rice cake (Hanoi)

Thanh Tri rice cake is special because it’s very thin. After taking cakes out of the pot, cook adds a layer of fried green onion on top, stack them into ladder shape with banana leave under.

Take a piece cake, roll it and dip in fish sauce, eater will feel the harmony between the smell, the sweet taste of cake mixed with salt, sour taste of the sauce.

Six dishes from tiny pig (Lai Chau)

Tiny pigs live in uplands, mostly in Lai Chau.

This breed has very good stamina, they find roots and leaves for food. New born pig can even run. It follows their parents for a few days and then separates. By eating natural plants and slowly grow, each pig is just about 10 to 15 kg but its meat is very delicious.

Dry buffalo meat (Dien Bien)

Dry buffalo meat (Dien Bien)

When people kill the buffalo, if they can’t eat the whole, the leftover will be seasoned and hanged on the kitchen until dried. It becomes the special dish of upland minorities.

The technical is quite simple. The large pieces of meat are seasoned with salt, ginger, typical spices of the minority. After marinated, pieces of meat are cooked to remove water and then hanged until dried.

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Sour Phở (Lạng Sơn)

Sour Pho is a special version of Lang Son people. This dish consists of two parts: dry ingredients and sauce. Dry ingredients are noodle, meat, and cucumber. The special of this dish is the sour sauce which is poured later. Peanuts, fried sweet potatoes, and dried onions are also added on top of the bowl. When eating, guest can mix well or not.

Sour Phở

Sour Pho is considered a cool dish so it’s very suitable to eat during the hot season. However, if eaten in the cold season, noodles and water will be warmed up before being served to guests.

Fried squid-cake

Fried squid-cake

Fried squid-cake is the most well-known and special dish of Halong. If tourists come there but not enjoy squid-cake, they can not feel the full flavor and features of the sea. Fried squid-cake is crispy outside, juicy inside and taste sweet.

Yen Tien Duck

This type of duck is crossbred between duck and goose will definitely give the tourist a strange flavor but very tasty.

Yen Tien duck is usually served with the sauce made from Cat Tien, Van Yen, Cat Hai with sweet savor, the herb from Guangxi and the hot taste of Tien Yen ginger.

Perch rice noodles

The perch is boiled up, removed bones, marinated with salt, then fried until gold, or shaped into small balls. Seasoned perch has the typical flavor of freshwater fish, aroma of herbs and beautiful brown color.

Perch rice noodles

The soup is pure cooking water of perch. Normally, Cook will add water double the fish, boil about 2 – 3 hours and then remove the residue.

Guest can eat noodle with many vegetables which must be fresh or caviar.

Crab noodle (Hai Phong)

Crab noodle is the typical and most famous dish of Hai Phong province.

A delicious bowl of crab noodle must have at least 5 colors: dark brown of noodle, light brown of crab, green of vegetable, red of chilies and yellow of fried dried onion.

Phu Ly Stuffed pancake with bbq pork(Ha Nam)

Phu Ly stuffed pancakes are thick, have a little meat inside and no oil outside.

BBQ pork sticks are made from thinly sliced pork, marinated with many spices, grilled on charcoal. The sauce is the typical sauce of Vietnam but must be heated. This dish is served with papaya, paprika, raw vegetables.

Big noodle (Nam Dinh)

Noodles are available, but in Nam Dinh, it is different. The noodles are big in size, soft but firm, not sticky.

Nam Dinh noodle usually comes with a bowl of sour red soup. The main ingredients of soup are tomato and crab. Like every dish of Vietnam, people enjoy this dish with vegetables depends on the season.

Truong Yen mountain goat 6 dishes (Ninh Binh)

Goats in the wilderness of Ninh Binh eat the variety of natural plants, which is why their meat is firm, smell good than industrial goats.

From goat, cook can make many unique dishes: goat blood soup, pan fried, steamed with ginger, lime; fried with lemongrass, chili; grilled goat, goat’s hot pot, goat’s curry,…

Fried rice Cake (Ninh Binh)

The full dish or dried rice cake is included: fire rice, beef or fried pork with vegetables like onion, mushrooms, carrots, tomatoes and other sauces. For rice is delicious, people use Huong stick rice.

Cook will put rice in an iron pot. When it’s well done, they take it out and let in the sun for 2 – 3 days, then fry until crispy.

A piece of cooked rice is served with fish sauce, pork floss.

Eel soup

Eel soup

Eel meat after cleaned will be stir-fried with turmeric, chilies and ground pepper. Soup is made from bones of pigs and eels. The best eel soup is in Nghe An, Ha Tinh.

Eel soup is usually served with bread or pancake which is smooth and thin.

Small Clam (Quang Binh)

Too get the meat of small clam is very time-consuming. After taking out the meat, the cook must clean it thoroughly. Boiled water is used to make soup or porridge.

Often they make clam soup with jackfruit, vegetable. Besides soup or porridge, the clam can be stirred with basil.

Beef noodle of Hue

Beef noodle of Hue (Thua Thien Hue)

With the ingredients is white, soft noodle, sweet stock, juicy beef, Beef noodle of Hue still keeps the traditional flavor from the old time.

Thin slices of beef, minced chilies, cashew nuts, green onion,… Everything combines together in the bowl with eye-catching colors.

Beef noodle comes with vegetables such as cilantro, spinach, bitter vegetables, sprouts …

Steamed rice cake

Bèo cake (Thua Thien Hue)

Bèo cake is served on the tray. Only before eating does Cook adds a little of the oil, chili sauce, and green onion on the dough which is made of rice flour. Eater will have to use a bamboo knife, it is a bamboo stick which peak is shaped into the blade. Depending on the taste that tourist can give less fish sauce or add chili.

Clam rice (Thua Thien-Hue)

Clam rice is a combination of many wild ingredients, such as sliced banana flowers, carrots, sprout, star fruit, roasted peanuts, deep fried pig’s skin. All mixed with spices to create a typical dish of Hue, a little spicy, sweet and salty.

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Shrimp rice cake (Thua Thien Hue)

Main ingredients of this dish are flour, shrimp, pork, green onion and sweet, sour sauce. CNNGo page once introduced Shrimp cake as one of 30 delicious cakes in the world.

This is a specialty food of Middle Vietnam, popular in Hue and Da Nang. There are two kinds of shrimp cake: banana leaf (steamed) and bare (boiled) cake. In the restaurant of Vietnam, people often sell this cake together with some other types of food such as rice crackers, buns, cakes … the price of about 10,000 to 15,000 for a plate.

Khoái Cake

Khoái Cake is a beautiful harmony of colors. The name of it says it all, Khoái means pleasant. The yellow of cake because of turmeric powder, the white color of the sprout, the red color of shrimp, the brown color of the fresh mushrooms combine together on the plate.

The dipping sauce is made from soy sauce. The taste of the sauce supposedly takes 50% deliciousness of the dish. It is a combination of the salty taste of soy sauce, the fatty taste of minced pig’s liver, the sweetness of the sugar, the taste of roasted peanuts.

Pork rolls (Da Nang)

The main secret of the dish is the pork fillet, which is a meat tenderloin selected from the best part of the pig. Pork is steamed to keep the delicious, sweet taste of the meat.

Can be missed ingredient of Pork roll is vegetables. In just a roll, diners can feel the freshness of lettuce, cilantro, the rich aroma of cinnamon, herbs, the light taste of unripe banana slices along with the strange taste of shiso.

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