Being travellers who love exploring the world and tasting the flavor of food from many different cuisines in the world, you intend to choose Vietnam as your next destination. Knowing in advance about something outstanding in the Vietnam cuisine will help smooth your journey and fully experience this S-shape country.
Nowadays, Pho – one of the traditional Vietnamese recipes has been found in some areas in the world, beside Vietnam; in the process of infiltrating into the other cuisines, it is tweaked so that it can be suitable for the palate of locals. However, those other versions of Pho will not definitely be what you desire to savor when you have a Vietnam package tour. The original recipe of this dish will have a unique and unforgettable flavor of aromatic broth and beef, soft vermicelli, fragrant herbs, and tangy spices. That’s the reason why it’s taken into account as the must try food in Vietnam.
There are many kinds of Banh mi sold at food stalls by vendors along streets or at Vietnamese restaurants. According to many foreigners, it’s quite similar to a sort of sandwich in western countries. With fresh and aromatic stock like herbs, pâté, peppery pork, hoisin sauce, and some alternative ingredients, it will surely make up an amazing and outstanding experience for your journey in Vietnam.
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Bun Cha is one of the traditional Vietnamese cuisines and easily found in Hanoi. It’s possible to say that Hanoi is the hometown of Bun Cha, so people still call it Bun Cha Hanoi. Fresh noodle and tasty grilled pork are put in a big bowl and enjoyed with tangy herbs and salad. Especially, what creates the fantastic flavor of this dish is sauce made from fish sauce, garlic, basil, chili, black pepper, papaya, and some ingredients.
Goi cuon or Spring Rolls are surely the fantastic and must try food in Vietnam. In order to enjoy this fresh and healthy dish, you will take time to make rolls as entertainment. It’s amazing! Each of the rolls is wrapped by rice paper and includes pork, shrimp (or even fish), herbs, salad, slices of cucumber, and fresh noodle. It’s served with spicy, sour and sweet sauce.
The list of must try food in Vietnam surely consists of Banh xeo. Its name means the loud sizzling sound made when you are frying something. It’s depicted as a savory fried pancake made of rice flour and topped with shrimp, fatty pork, bean sprouts, and diced green onion. You will enjoy it with lettuce leaves, salad, other vegetables, rice paper, and sauce.
Mi Quang is widely known as the noodle soup in the Quang style which stems from Quang Nam province, Vietnam. It seems likely that Mi Quang is quite similar to many other genres of Vietnamese noodle soup as it also has pork, shrimp, chicken, fish or beef. However, what makes it prominent is strips of yellow pasta and fragrant broth made by simmering the fresh meat in water.
Com tam is also called Broken Rice in English. This Vietnamese cuisine will catch your eyes by its broken gains of rice and please your tongue by its flavorsome aroma. In the journey to explore Vietnam, it’s not difficult for you to find out food stalls or restaurants in Ho Chi Minh city, specializing in selling Com tam. It’s served on a clean plate and includes pork steak, fish sauce, some slices of cucumber and tomato, salad, sometimes omelet, and, of course, sweet as well as fragrant broken rice.
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