Top 30 Famous & Traditional Vietnamese Foods To Try In 2022

August 08, 2022 - 18823 views

Vietnam is such a beautiful country with its breathtaking landscapes and unique cuisine. If you are traveling to Vietnam, don’t miss the chance to learn about Vietnam cuisine. Not only because of its taste, but it is also so cheap with plenty of nutrients. This guide will provide you with helpful information about the top 30 traditional Vietnamese dishes you need to try in 2022.

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Vietnam is one of very few countries in the world that is famous for its superb street food. All the popular Vietnamese food shows the beauty of the local culture and lifestyle. Some famous traditional Vietnamese food combines the country’s cuisine as well as other country’s cultures in the world. With Vietnamese dishes, all the ingredients are meant to bring refreshing flavors. You will find all different types of tastes: sour, spicy, salty, and sweet, which are incredibly impressive.

1. Banh Mi - Vietnamese Sandwich

Banh Mi is a very popular Vietnamese street food. Like Pho, Banh Mi has made all tourists fall in love with Vietnamese cuisine. The Vietnamese are very proud of this dish. If you are interested in history, you will know that Vietnam had been occupied by the French. Therefore, some traditional Vietnamese food is influenced by French culture, including Banh Mi. However, this dish was changed in a Vietnamese way by the locals by adding other ingredients such as egg, pork, cucumber, and herbs.

Historically, this dish was more popular in Saigon as a breakfast. Nowadays, it is the world-famous street food that you can find anywhere in Vietnam. Banh Mi is served in restaurants, street stalls, and food carts.

For a simple Banh Mi, you have bread, egg, pate, BBQ pork, cucumber, tomato, carrot, and herb. But you can always add more ingredients, from sausage, and grilled beef to chicken, all together bring the delicious flavor.

Traditional Vietnamese Food Banh Mi

The world-famous Vietnamese sandwich

 

2. Bun Cha - Kebab Rice Noodles

Bun Cha is authentic Hanoi food, but its reputation has been all over the country. Even the Vietnamese coming from other provinces would find and try the dish when they go to Hanoi. It is also highly recommended for tourists when they visit the capital city of Vietnam.

Bun Cha is a combination of warm broth with grilled minced pork and Vietnamese noodle. When the food is brought to the table, you will have a plate of rice noodles, a small basket of fresh herbs, and a bowl of warm broth with grilled minced pork. There are many different dishes that are made from Vietnamese noodles, but this one is different and has a unique taste, mostly comes from broth and pork.

When you eat Bun Cha, you will dip a small number of rice noodles into the broth, and eat with grilled pork. Do not put all noodles in because it might cool the broth down quickly. Also, if you like grilled pork, you can always ask for more. The broth has a salty-sweet taste from baking pork bones, and the grilled pork is amazingly good.

Traditional Vietnamese Food Bun Cha

Vietnamese Kebab Rice Noodles

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3. Pho - Rice Noodle Soup

Pho is probably not a new name for tourists because it has been on every list of famous traditional Vietnamese food. It is a pride of Vietnamese cuisine and has been popular all over the world. Pho consists of savory broth, rice noodles, herbs, and meat. The meat varies from beef, and chicken to duck, and goose. The rice noodle used in Pho is flatter and larger, which is different from the one used in Bun Cha, which has a small shape of white rope. 

Pho originated in northern Vietnam and it was brought to other countries over the world by refugees after the Vietnam War. South Vietnam has its own style of Pho, but the flavor is different from Pho in the north. Saigon Pho has a sweeter taste of broth and meat, but they use the same ingredients for meat, including pork, beef, chicken, duck, or goose.

You realize that Pho is a popular Vietnamese food when you can easily find an eatery serving Pho everywhere in the country. However, if you want to enjoy the most authentic traditional flavor of Vietnamese Pho to know why people love it, you must give Pho Bo Hanoi or Pho Ga Hanoi a try. 

Traditional Vietnamese Food Pho

A bowl of savory beef Pho

 

4. Banh Cuon - Vietnamese Steamed Rice Rolls

Banh Cuon is another traditional Vietnamese food that is one of VOGUE's 29 Must-Try Vietnamese Dishes For Visitors. It is a delicious street food that can be the main dish for locals. Banh Cuon is made from rice flour, steamed into thin slides like paper. Then it will be stuffed with cooked minced pork and rolled. Before it is served, it will be sprinkled with golden brown dried onion on top. And you will eat with spicy and sweet sauce which plays an important part in the dish. 

To make the batter of Banh Cuon, the cook needs to husk the rice until smooth, then blend it with water. When you eat Banh Cuon, you have it with Cha (Vietnamese pork sausage) to add more protein as well as flavor. Banh Cuon is a very old dish in Vietnamese cuisine. And you can find the dish in many cities and provinces in Vietnam. 

Traditional Vietnamese Food Banh Cuon

Vietnamese stuffed pancake

 

5. Banh Goi - Fried Pillow Cake

This Vietnamese dish is called Banh Goi because it has a cute pillow shape and is usually the favorite dish of the Vietnamese in winter. It has a colorful delicious sauce with green papaya and carrot in it. Unlike in Western countries where cake is baked in the oven, Vietnamese cakes are mostly deep-fried. And Banh Goi has no difference, it will have yellow skin that is delicious, crispy, and fragrant after being fried deeply in cooking oil. 

Banh Goi has two main parts. The skin is a mixture of water and rice flour and the inside is made by combining different ingredients. Glass noodles, wood ears, minced pork, egg, and mushroom are chopped and mixed well together with some spice. That’s for the cake, but to make the dish delicious, there is a dipping sauce that consists of fish sauce, garlic, chili, sugar, lime juice, and water. When Banh Goi is served, it comes with some fresh herbs like lettuce and coriander.  

Traditional Vietnamese Food Banh Goi

Adorable pillow shape of Banh Goi

 

6. Nem Ran - Fried Spring Rolls

Not only is Nem Ran a famous traditional Vietnamese food, but it is also the favorite dish of most Vietnamese people from North to South. There is no doubt that you can find the dish in many Vietnamese restaurants, including restaurants serving Vietnamese cuisine in other countries over the world.

Nem Ran is made with the wrapper, the stuffing, and the dipping sauce. The wrapper is a flat dried paper made of rice flour and it has the shape of a circle or square. The stuffing is normally a mixture of minced pork, egg, carrot, glass noodle, wood ear mushroom, herbs, and spice. Some places use seafood or beef instead of minced pork, depending on the region's eating habits as well as the person’s favorite flavor. No matter which ingredients are used, all are mixed well and then wrapped with rice paper into small rolls. These rolls are then deep-fried until they have a yellow color. The dipping sauce for this dish is quite similar to the one for Banh Goi above, it consists of fish sauce, lemon juice, sugar, chili, and pepper. 

Nem Ran is usually served with rice, noodles, red sticky rice, and salad. This traditional Vietnamese food can be homemade on important days, especially during the Lunar New Year. Firstly because it is extremely delicious and looks stunningly beautiful. Secondly, it is very easy to make, even if you are not a professional cook.

Traditional Vietnamese Food Fried Spring Rolls

Vietnamese Fried Spring Rolls

 

7. Pho Cuon - Fresh Rolling Pho

Pho Cuon is a new dish, compared to other traditional Vietnamese dishes mentioned above. It is a creative way to eat Pho. The ingredients are mostly the same as the ones in Pho, but their appearance is completely different. It looks more like spring rolls without being fried. Since the day it appears in Hanoi, Pho Cuon has taken the heart of food lovers coming from every region. 

The dish was invented in one small restaurant on Ngu Xa street in Hanoi. One day, when the guests came late at night and ordered Pho but the broth ran out. You know, Pho can’t be eaten without broth. Therefore, using some uncut noodles left, the chef invented a new dish. He used the uncut noodles as a wrapper and stuffed them with beef, salad, and herbs, then rolled them. He also made a dipping sauce with fish sauce, sugar, lemon juice, water, garlic, and chili. The guests dipped the rolls into the sauce and enjoyed it. Since then, a new style of Pho has been served. 

Pho Cuon that you have today has not only beef but also eggs, carrots, cucumbers, even pineapples, fried tofu, or shrimps. The dish has become one of the most popular Vietnamese dishes thanks to the fresh flavor. Although it is a specialty in the North, you can find it on menus of restaurants in the South as well. 

Traditional Vietnamese Food Pho Cuon

Fresh Rolling Pho

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8. Bun Dau Mam Tom - Noodles with Fried Tofu and Shrimp Paste

Bun dau mam tom is a very popular dish in Vietnam, especially in the North. It is served everywhere, from markets to street stalls and restaurants. This dish has a very unique taste of shrimp sauce that many people favor. Bun dau mam tom consists of rice vermicelli, fried tofu, trotter, Vietnamese sausage, and herbs. All of them are served on banana leaves. 

Guests can choose between Shrimp paste or Fish sauce to eat with the dish. If you are trying the dish for the first time, you probably want to eat it with fish sauce as the shrimp paste has a really hard smell. Just dip noodles and other ingredients in shrimp paste or fish sauce and enjoy the good taste of this typical feature in Vietnamese cuisine.

Traditional Vietnamese Food Bun Dau Mam Tom

A full set of Bun Dau Mam Tom

 

9. Ca Phe Trung - Egg Coffee

It is so obvious that Vietnam has really good and strong coffee. But many tourists come to Vietnam and they will ask for “ca phe sua da” which is coffee with condensed milk and ice, however, you will regret it if you don’t try one special coffee style called Egg Coffee in Hanoi. Although it sounds weird to have coffee with eggs, these two ingredients create an innovative style of coffee that many people love. 

Egg Coffee has the greasy taste of the egg and of course the smell of coffee. You definitely want to try it warm to enjoy the best taste. Ca Phe Trung originated in Hanoi and Giang Cafe is the oldest coffee shop serving this type of coffee. That’s why their places are always crowded with tourists as well as the locals in Hanoi.

Traditional Vietnamese Food Egg Coffee

Ingredients of Egg Coffee in Vietnam

 

10. Bun Bo Hue - Hue Beef Noodles

Bun Bo Hue is one of the best well-known traditional Vietnamese dishes that come from Hue, a city in the Central region and also the old capital of Vietnam in the Nguyen dynasty. Because of its popularity, the dish can be found in every province and city in Vietnam. Bun Bo Hue is made with beef, trotter, pork ball, frozen blood, and some herbs such as bean sprouts, lemon, coriander, etc. 

Not only the ingredients but also the broth makes the dish different from any other type of noodles in Vietnam. It is much sweeter and the noodles used in this dish are bigger as well. This dish is served in many places all over the country, from street corners to luxurious restaurants. 

Traditional Vietnamese Food Hue Beef Noodles

Hue-style Beef Noodles

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11. Hu Tieu Go - Chinning Noodle

Hu Tieu Go is popular street food in Saigon. It can be found in small food carts on pavements on streets which are always crowded with people till late at night. The reason why it is called Hu Tieu Go is that its location is mobile. It has some carts and plastic stools and the staff just walk around the streets and knock a bamboo tocsin to invite guests. Back in the old days, it was a dish sold in small alleys for poor people, but nowadays, people in Saigon have the dish as a snack for their days.

Hu Tieu Go is somewhat influenced by Chinese cuisine. Because the main ingredients are Chinese noodles, pork, Vietnamese sausage, onion, bean sprouts, coriander, egg, herbs, etc. 

Traditional Vietnamese Food Hu Tieu

Hu Tieu Go - Chinning Noodle

 

12. Che - Sweet Soup

Che is more like a desert on hot days in every part of Vietnam. It is considered to be street food by most people, but it is still on the menus of many restaurants. Once you come to a place that sells this dish, you can find different types of Che. The most popular one is a mixture of a great variety of beans and has a sweet taste. You can also add fruits and jelly to have more flavor. These places normally serve Che from other Indochina countries as well, such as Thailand, Cambodia, and Laos.

Traditional Vietnamese Food Sweet Soup

Lotus sweet soup in Vietnam

 

13. Bun Mam - Fermented Fish and Seafood Noodle Soup

Bun Mam is another specialty of Vietnamese cuisine. It originated from Cambodia and it is very popular in the southwest region of Vietnam. In fact, the food from the southwest region of Vietnam is quite similar to Cambodian cuisine because the region is next to the border with the neighboring country. The locals ate it at breakfast in the past, but now people eat it as main meals (lunch and dinner) as well.

This dish is spicier than other types of noodles. It is made with rice vermicelli noodles, eggplant, limes, fresh chilies, shrimp, squid, pork belly, and flaky white fish. It is often served with vegetables and herbs. The dish is more popular in Saigon and the southern region. However, it has a pungent smell that not all tourists can bear. If you want to try a new dish with a delicious flavor, it's worth trying Bun Mam.

Traditional Vietnamese Food Bun Mam

Fermented Fish and Seafood Noodle Soup

 

14. Banh Xeo - Vietnamese Crepes

Banh Xeo is known as a crispy Vietnamese pancake. It is one of the top traditional Vietnamese food that you must try. It is said that Banh Xeo was influenced by the French cuisine during their occupation in Vietnam. The dish is made by pouring the rice batter into the hot oil, then stuffing it with shrimp, boiled pork, bean sprouts, and spring onion. The word “xeo” means the sizzling sound when you make the dish. When it is ready to be served, it has a yellow outer layer and you will roll it with dried rice paper, vegetables, and herbs. The best way to eat Banh Xeo is with your hands. 

Traditional Vietnamese Food Vietnamese Crepes

Vietnamese Crepes

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15. Com Tam - Vietnamese Broken Rice

Com Tam is a famous Vietnamese food made of fractured rice grains that are damaged due to transportation, milling, or during the harvest. The dish is served with grilled pork, ribs, egg meatloaf, cucumber, carrot, spring onion, and other vegetables and it comes along with a small bowl of fish sauce, and a bowl of soup. Despite its popularity, the best Vietnamese broken rice can be found in Saigon. It is so iconic that everyone must try Com Tam Saigon during a Ho Chi Minh City Food Tour

Traditional Vietnamese Food Broken Rice

Vietnamese Broken Rice

 

16. Ca Phe Sua Da - Iced Coffee with Condensed Milk

As we mentioned earlier, Ca Phe Sua Da is a typical symbol drink in Vietnam. It is made with a Vietnamese coffee filter, milk, and ice. Vietnamese people prefer to drink it in coffee shops on pavements, on street corners, or on coffee carts. It is a simple drink but has really strong and great taste. With a cup of Vietnamese iced coffee in the early morning, you will be ready to start a productive day. 

Traditional Vietnamese Food Iced Coffee

Vietnamese Iced Coffee with Condensed Milk

 

17. Cao Lau - Hoi An Special Noodles

Cao Lau is a very famous Vietnamese food that comes from the old town of Hoi An, a popular tourist attraction in Quang Nam. Being served with broth, Cao Lau is made with rice noodles, pork or shrimp, greens, bean sprouts, and herbs. It is easy to recognize Cao Lau as the color of the noodles is yellow or gray, not white as other types of noodles. It also has a sweet flavor like other noodles in the South.

Traditional Vietnamese Food Cao Lau

Cao Lau (Credit: Marco Verch)

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18. Banh Trang Nuong - Grilled Girdle Cake

Banh Trang Nuong is also called Vietnamese Pizza. It is popular street food in the South. The main ingredients are rice paper, onion, shrimp, sausage, quail egg, and chili sauce. You will eat it in small pieces like eating pizza. Each piece is crunchy and has really good taste. 

Traditional Vietnamese Food Banh Trang Nuong

Banh Trang Nuong

 

19. Trung Vit Lon - Balut

Trung Vit Lon is a very special dish that is popular in Vietnam, the Philippines, and China. Not only is it yummy, but also rich in nutrients. It is said to be good for sick people or pregnant women. It is basically a duck egg but with the embryo developed into the shape of a duck. Just by the look of it, it scares many tourists, even Vietnamese people. Before being served, it is boiled for about 15 – 20 minutes and you will eat balut with salt, laksa leaves, and ginger. It is very good for your health.

Traditional Vietnamese Food Balut

Seasoning to eat with Balut

 

20. Bun Thit Nuong - Noodles With Grilled Pork/Beef/Shrimp

Another Vietnamese noodle is on the list but features a little bit different. Bun thit nuong is a dry noodle, so there is no broth or soup. It comes along with Vietnamese herbs such as salad, coriander, and perilla, so it tastes fresh. The dish is made with rice noodles, grilled pork, carrot, cucumber, and Vietnamese herbs with sauce. People usually have it for breakfast or brunch. 

Traditional Vietnamese Food Bun Thit Nuong

Noodles with grilled pork/beef/shrimp

 

21. Com Ga - Hoi An Chicken Rice

Hoi An, now a UNESCO World Heritage Site, used to be a bustling harbor with traders arriving from China and Japan among other countries in Asia. As a consequence, its regional cuisine combines Vietnamese flavor with cultural influences from Southeast and East Asia.

Chicken rice is one of Hoi An's most well-known meals, and it has a variety of tastes and textures. Hoi An chicken rice is served with tender shreds of chicken, crisp onions, tangy Vietnamese coriander, and gorgeous yellow rice with turmeric. Since the rice is cooked directly in umami chicken stock, it is very soft and delicious.

Vietnamese food Hoi An Chicken Rice

Hoi An Chicken Rice

 

22. Com Chay - Vietnam Rice Crispy

It is a natural and straightforward dish, yet it is delicious and lovely. Steamed rice is cut into flat, rounded slices and used to make Com Chay. Steamed rice slices are dried before being fried in hot oil until they are crisp and yellow. Beef, pig's heart or kidney, certain vegetables including mushroom, tomato, and carrot, and spices like fish sauce, pepper, red chile, onion, and salt are added to the primary component, steamed rice. Thinly sliced beef and pig's heart or kidney are combined with veggies after being marinated in such flavors. The mixture is then added to a bowl after being cooked until aromatic.

Although Com Chay is prepared in a very straightforward manner, skilled chefs have turned it into one of Ninh Binh's most well-known specialties. We also need skill in selecting items, particularly rice, to prepare wonderful food. This meal is made using a special glutinous rice kind, which contains pure, spherical grains that give the food tastier. In order to generate burned rice with an even thickness all the way around the bottom of the deep pot, Com Chay should be heated using charcoal. One of the hardest steps in cooking is this one. In order to prevent mold growth and maintain its flavor, burnt rice is then repeatedly left outside to dry in the sun.

Vietnam food Rice Crispy

Com Chay - Vietnam Rice Crispy

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23. Mi Quang - Quang-style Noodle

Mi Quang, also known as Quang-Style Noodles, combines soup with salad. It is a very well-known noodle dish from the nearby cities of Da Nang to the north and Quang Nam Province in central Vietnam. It's a summertime dish since it's just too hot to enjoy a bowl of conventional noodle soup in the winter.

Rice noodles, a variety of fresh vegetables, and Vietnamese herbs are combined with a modest amount of a highly flavorful broth cooked from pig and/or chicken stock to make Mi Quang. This noodle dish differs from the others due to the little amount of liquid. Each dish has just enough liquid to moisten the noodles and bind everything together. Although there are various variants on the meats and garnishes used in the meal, slices of pork belly, entire shrimp, roasted peanuts, and toasted sesame rice crackers are its distinguishing ingredients.

Vietnamese food Quang Style Noodle

Quang Style Noodle

 

24. Cha Ca La Vong - Vietnamese Turmeric Fish with Dill

A typical meal from Hanoi in northern Vietnam is Cha ca. The mouthwatering marinade's distinctive flavors—turmeric, fish sauce, galangal, sugar, and ginger—come from these ingredients. Sizzling cast iron is used to serve the marinated fish to the table. Fresh dill, green onions, and fish on the grill make for an alluring aroma. Vermicelli noodles, fresh greens, roasted peanuts, and either mâm tôm (shrimp paste) or nuoc cham on the side for dipping are usually included in cha ca.

The dish's full name is frequently written as "Cha Ca Thang Long" or "Cha Ca La Vong". Cha ca means "grilled fish" in English. Before 1831, Hanoi was known as Thang Long, which translates to "Soaring Dragon". La Vong is the restaurant that created this meal, in the meanwhile. The identical recipe is still referred to by both names.

Cha Ca La Vong Vietnamese food 

Cha Ca La Vong Vietnamese Turmeric Fish With Dill

 

25. Banh Khot - Vietnamese Savory Mini Pancake

Mini savory pancakes are the kind to eat at any time of day for a particular segment of Vietnamese people. These bite-sized morsels also called Banh Khot in Vietnamese, taste great when prepared at home. You may stuff them full of as many of your preferred toppings as you can fit, and they will still come out very light and crispy.

They are the ideal addition to a "Wrap and Roll" celebration when the whole family comes to wrap rice paper and a fresh salad with the finest ingredients. These kinds of culinary adventures are what bring families together and create the finest memories!

Banh Khot Vietnamese Mini Pancake

Banh Khot Vietnamese Savory Mini Pancake

 

26. Banh Bao Banh Vac - White Rose Dumpling

On a dish, dumplings called Banh Bao, Banh Vac or white rose dumplings from Hoi An are frequently arranged side by side. Its main component is rice starch, which is produced by grinding fresh, fragrant rice multiple times through water (drawn from the nearby Ba Le well) to create the sweet, smooth, and white cake surface. To make the light dough, the water must be filtered and cleansed 15–20 times before being combined with the rice. Yes, bleach and borax are not present in rice starch. The gorgeous thin crust is then applied after the dough is rolled thin and cut into dumpling-sized pieces.

Fresh shrimp or ground pork combined with pepper, onion, salt, mushrooms, and fish sauce make up the majority of the contents. Additionally, the Hoi An locals add a secret spice, which is the reason it is only special and delectable in its hometown. The ability of the chefs to form the Hoi An dumpling with its thin crust is also crucial. The cake may not taste well and the filling won't be cooked if the crust is too thick. It will steam for ten to fifteen minutes. The outcome is the warm, delicious, and fragrant cake.

Vietnamese food Banh Vac White Rose Dumpling

Banh Vac White Rose Dumpling

 

27. Com Hen - Mussel Rice

Com hen ( Mussel Rice) is a meal cooked using leftover rice and mussels that are served at room temperature. It is a difficult dish that combines flavors that are sweet, buttery, salty, sour, bitter, and spicy. The extremely straightforward and inexpensive specialty of Hue, the historic citadel of Vietnam, is Com hen Song Huong (or Com hen in short). As a result, the method of presenting this unique type of cuisine is extremely ancient, straightforward, and tasty.

As well as unusual flavors of sweet, buttery, salty, sour, bitter, and peppery-hot, com fowl have a pleasant-smelling scent of rice, onion, and oil. To obtain the original Com hen, you must travel to the Hen river-islet on the Perfume River. However, you may find the dish on a few of Hue City's streets. Mussels, fried grease, watery grease, peanuts, white sesame seeds, dry pancakes, salted shredded pork, chili sauce, banana flower, banana trunk, sour carambola, spicy vegetables, peppermint, salad, etc. are some of the 15 different raw ingredients needed to produce the meal.

Com Hen Mussel Rice Vietnamese food

Com Hen Mussel Rice

 

28. Bun Rieu - Vietnamese Crab Noodle Soup

In Vietnam, Bun Rieu is a very well-liked noodle soup. It is distinguished by a broth made of pork that also contains tomatoes, onions, dried shrimp, and a blend of crab paste and eggs. The broth has a perfect combination of salty and sweet tastes thanks to all the components. The broth is made sweet by the pork and dried shrimp and somewhat salty by the crab paste. The dish is then garnished with veggies and occasionally shrimp paste and served on vermicelli noodles. Some individuals prefer to keep their toppings basic, so they occasionally only add green onions.

The distinctive crimson hue of this noodle soup has become well-known. Crab paste, chili powder, and tomatoes give the food its crimson hue. One of the most delicious dishes in Vietnamese cuisine is broth, which is made from these basic components.

Bun Rieu Vietnamese Crab Noodle Soup

Bun Rieu Vietnamese Crab Noodle Soup

 

29. Banh Ran - Vietnamese Donuts

In Vietnam, "banh ran" is a delectable finger meal served during breakfast. Banh Ran comes in two primary varieties: sweet and salty cake, with the latter being far more popular than the former. While the filling of a sweet cake is sweet mashed mung beans, the filling of a salty cake is a mixture of minced beef, prawns, glass noodle, vegetables, and other ingredients, much like the filling of a pillow cake.

Additionally, the sesame seed-coated cake is the greatest option among the various sweet cake varieties because of its mild sweetness, crunchy exterior, and delicate fragrance.

Glutinous rice flour, rice flour, mashed potatoes, and sugar are all combined to make the dough. The mung bean mixture is shaped into a ball, encased in dough, and given a sesame coating by rolling it over a dish of sesame seeds. The cake turns golden brown, crunchy, and flavorful after being deep-fried. Under its crunchy exterior comes the sweet and nutty flavor of the mung bean, rice, and potato. So just savor it and experience how delicious it is!

Vietnamese Donuts

Banh Ran - Vietnamese Donuts

 

30. Goi Cuon - Fresh Spring Rolls

Vietnamese rolls may be divided into two primary categories: fresh rolls and fried rolls. Vietnamese people refer to freshly made spring rolls (or summer rolls, rice paper rolls) as goi cuon. A variety of fillings are encased in rice paper, offering guests a variety of tastes and textures.

Goi cuon is a dish that varies by area. The Southern region of the country's most traditional variation includes pork, shrimp, rice vermicelli noodles, lettuce, and fresh herbs. Goi cuon tom thit, or pork and shrimp spring rolls, are what they are known as, and I'm going to provide the real recipe for them today.

Other variations of fresh spring rolls could include grilled seafood, grilled pork, sizzling crepes (banh xeo), or even pig's ears. I've previously shared a recipe for jicama, shrimp, egg, and lap cheong-filled bo bia spring rolls.

Goi Cuon Fresh Spring Rolls Vietnamese food

Goi Cuon Fresh Spring Rolls

 

In conclusion, Vietnamese food is superbly attractive, and diverse from region to region. Vietnamese cuisine is proud to conquer all food lovers even the sophisticated ones. Let's come to Vietnam and try the Vietnamese traditional dishes listed in this article. You will certainly have truly incredible moments. 

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