A Tasty Tour of Vietnam

Vietnamese food is one of the easily accessible cuisines in Manila, but nothing beats eating an authentic Vietnamese dish right in its home country. Below, we share a few of our suggested Vietnamese dishes and where you can get them in Vietnam. Pho Also known as Vietnam’s national dish, pho is a noodle soup with beef, […]

  • November 13, 2019

Vietnamese food is one of the easily accessible cuisines in Manila, but nothing beats eating an authentic Vietnamese dish right in its home country. Below, we share a few of our suggested Vietnamese dishes and where you can get them in Vietnam.

Pho

vietnamese food pho

Also known as Vietnam’s national dish, pho is a noodle soup with beef, chicken or seafood. You can get this in most, if not all, of the cities in Vietnam, and while they often have different versions in terms of flavor, broth or garnishes, one thing remains the same: it’s definitely worth a slurp.

Try it at: Ho Chi Minh City (formerly known as Saigon). Visit Pho Phuong 25 or Pho Le.

Banh Mi

vietnamese food banh mi

Want something you can eat on the go? Banh mi is Vietnam’s iconic sandwich, a baguette filled with layers of pork, pâté, egg, cucumber, carrot, mayonnaise, and cilantro.

Try it at: Ho Chi Minh City. Take a bite at Banh Mi Huynh Hoa or Banh Mi 37 Nguyen Trai.

Cau Lau

vietnamese food cau lau

If you can’t get enough of Vietnamese noodle dishes, add cau lau to your list. A bowl usually comes with rice noodles, char siu pork, bean sprouts, herbs and vegetables, topped with crisp croutons for that extra crunch.

Try it at: Hoi An. Check out Thanh or Ty Cao Lau.

Banh Xeo

vietnamese food banh xeo

A crispy rice flour crepe that comes with bean sprouts, mung beans, spring onions and shrimp. It’s usually eaten with a special sauce made up of chilies, hoisin sauce, peanuts and pork liver.

Try it at: Danang. Visit the local favorite Ba Duong.

Bun Bo Hue

vietnamese food bun bo hue

A good breakfast option when in Hue, bun bo hue is a spicy broth with beef, crab and pork meatballs, lemongrass and chilies. It’s not for the fainthearted as it also comes with pig’s trotters and huyet, or congealed pig blood.

Try it at: Hue. Sample a bowl at Quan Bun Bo Hue or at the stall at 5 Nguyen Du St.

Bun Cha

vietnamese food bun cha

A rice noodle dish served with a side of grilled pork, herbs and dipping sauce. It’s so good that even the former US President Barack Obama sampled this fare during his recent trip to Hanoi, where he met up with renowned foodie Anthony Bourdain.

Try it at: Hanoi. Look for Bun Cha Huong Lien or Dac Kim Bun Cha.

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