TOP 10 VIETNAMESE DISHES YOU CAN’T MISS

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Chicken Rice in Hoi An Vietnam

What is the best food in Vietnam? What do Vietnamese people usually eat? Here is the answer to your questions. We provide you with Top 10 Vietnamese dishes. They are 10 typical dishes in Vietnam from the North to the South.

1. Pho – Vietnamese Noodle Soup

Pho is a typical specialty in Vietnam, it is also one of the top 10 best Vietnam food. It is so easy for people to find Pho because stores sell Pho all day, from breakfast to dinner, and even for a late-night snack. Pho originates from the early of 20 century in Hanoi and is also considered as a particularly attractive Hanoi dish as well as Vietnamese cuisine. The rice noodles are made from the best variety of rice. The broth for Pho is made by stewing the bones of cow and some spices like ginger, onion, cinnamon tree for a long time. Customers can enjoy many kinds of Pho such as beef noodle soup, chicken noodle soup, pork noodle soup or shrimp noodle soup but the best one is the beef noodle soup.

  • 25 Hàng Giầy STr, Hoàn Kiếm, Hà Nội.
  • Every day from 7:00 AM to 10:00 PM.
  • From 30.000 VNĐ (1,3 USD)
Pho Vietnam

Pho Vietnam

2. Banh Cuon – Steamed Rice Rolls

Banh Cuon is on the list of the top 10 Vietnamese dishes that you shouldn’t miss. It is a popular Vietnamese food to locals. In the North, people sell Banh Cuon many places all day so visitors can find it easily. Banh Cuon is made of a thin rice paper rolled and filled with lean pork meat and minced mushrooms. Restaurants serve it with fried shallots and cilantro herbs on top. Especially, fish sauce and drops of attar of Ca Cuong play an important role to make the dish perfect. It is also one of the most healthy Vietnamese food

  • 12 – 14 Hàng Gà, Quận Hoàn Kiếm, Hà Nội
  • Every day from 6:30 AM to 9:00 PM.
  • 15.000đ – 28.000đ ( around 1 USD)
Banh Cuon Hanoi

Banh Cuon Hanoi. Souce: @fuongsfood

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3. Banh Beo, Nam, Loc 

Beo, Nam, Loc cakes are very familiar dishes to locals with regardless of age. It is easy for people to catch the images of women with a yoke on their shoulders and two baskets. Full of cakes with the various flavor which attracts customers for the first taste. There are so many places that learn the way to makes them but the tastes are different from the original flavor. The best place serving these dishes, also their origin is Hue – in the middle of Vietnam. With lots of eye-catching colors, the little cakes look very pretty. People enjoy it with fish sauce and know that the success of the dish lies in the sauce – the family secret in Hue.

  • An Dinh Restaurant 148 Nguyen Hue Str, Hue
  • Every day from 7:00 AM to 10:00 PM.
  • 30.000 VND ( around 1 USD)

Banh Beo Nam Loc in Hue - Hue foods

Banh loc goi Hue

Banh loc goi Hue

4. Bun Bo Hue – Hue beef noodle

Hue beef noodle is the heart of Hue cuisine, it is true to say that this dish can satisfy any prissy customers. Beef noodle is a special combination that mixtures pieces of leg of pork, boiled beef’s blood curds and slices of beef meat. The flavor impresses customers not only by sense but also by smell. “Bun bo” bowl seems simple but elegant with sweet broth, white “bun”, few slices of red chili and lemongrass. In addition, a dish of the herb is an indispensable part to make the attractive specialty of Hue. This food is definitely at the top of the best Vietnamese dishes.

  • Bà Bớt, 49 Tran Hung Dao Str, Hue
  • Every day from 5:00 PM to 10:00 PM.
  • From 30.000 VNĐ (1,3$)
Hue Beef Noodle (Bún bò Huế)

Hue Beef Noodle (Bún bò Huế)

5. Com ga Hoi An – Hoi An Chicken rice

In the list of top 10 Vietnamese special dishes, we can mention Hoi An chicken rice. Specialty is delicious food which many tourists fall in love with. This food is served commonly in street vendors with selective components. White rice and chicken are fresh and clean products supplied by locals in the nearest village. But it is not easy to cook an exemplary chicken rice plate. No matter how Chicken Rice changes and who has improved it, Hoi An Chicken Rice still holds a special position in the world’s culinary map and foreign visitors’ minds.

  • Bà Buội restaurant, 22 Phan Chu Trinh Str, Hoi An
  • Every day from 11: 00 AM to 9:00 PM.
  • From 30.000 – 55.000 VNĐ (1,3 – 2 USD)
Chicken Rice in Hoi An Vietnam

Chicken Rice in Hoi An Vietnam. Source: eva.vn

6. Mi Cao Lau – Cao Lau

When traveling to Hoi An, there is a famous dish you will regret skipping. Cao Lau is the foremost traditional food in Hoi An. Cao Lau comprises signature Cao Lau noodles, slices of barbecue pork, pork crackling, bean sprouts, lettuce, and herb. Tourists can find easily Cao Lau restaurant in every corner of Hoi An. Besides, both tourists and locals love to enjoy this dish, so more and more Cao Lau stores are set up. However, the best one for enjoying is Cao Lau Ba Be – Tran Phu, Hoi An, Hoi An.

  • Hoi An market, Hoi An; Bà Bé restaurant in Tran Phu street
  • Every day from 7:00 AM to 10:00 PM.
  • From 25.000 VNĐ (1 USD)
Cao lau - Hoi An speciality

Cao lau – Hoi An speciality

7. Bun Sua – Jellyfish noodle

If you are a big fan of seafood, you shouldn’t miss jellyfish noodles in Nha Trang. There are not many picky ingredients, this dish is suitable for all of age. A long tough piece of jelly with some raw vegetables and fish fry made the delicious dish making people who live far from home remember. Thanks to this difference, jellyfish noodle has the sweet and delicious taste that you never fed up with. Therefore, come to Nha Trang city and do not forget this style of Vietnamese Street Food.

  • 87 Yersin Str, Nha Trang city
  • Every day from 9:00 AM to 9:30 PM.
  • 35.000 VND ( 1.35 USD)
Bun Sua - Jellyfish noodle

Bun Sua – Jellyfish noodle. Source: danang.huongnghiepnauan.com

8. Hu Tieu Nam Vang – Nam Vang noodle soup

Nam Vang noodle soup is the popular dish of many Saigon people. The ingredients that make this soup so special and distinguishes it from other soups is the use of not only sliced pork and shrimp, but also liver, ground pork, and quail eggs. This dish is also a food item that can be eaten at any time, thinking that you can eat breakfast or have a good night. The noodles soft, tough, sweet fragrant water will certainly make you remember forever about the food.

  • 232 Nguyen Thị Thap, Binh Thuan precinct, 7 District, Ho Chi Minh city
  • Every day from 7:00 AM to 10:00 PM.
  • From 25.000 to 39.000 VNĐ (1 – 1,7 USD)
Hu Tieu Nam Vang in Vietnam

Hu Tieu Nam Vang in Vietnam. Source: daynauan.info.vn

9. Banh Xeo Nam Bo – Pancake in Mekong Delta

Pancake is the favorite food in Mekong Delta. Some tourists wonder about the differences between the pancakes in the other places of Vietnam and the Mekong Delta. The distinction is the size because the pancake of the Mekong Delta is larger than in other regions. Particularly, the ingredients of the pancake are from the garden near houses, so they are quite safe and fresh. The sound made while cooking it seems pleasant to hear “xeo, xeo”. Therefore, it is the reason why people call it “Banh Xeo”.

  • Bánh xèo Mười Xiềm restaurant: 213 Nam Ky Khoi Nghia, Ho Chi Minh city
  • Every day from 10:00 AM to 10:00 PM.
  • From 100.000 VNĐ ( 4,4 USD)
Banh Xeo Mien Tay Vietnam

Banh Xeo Mien Tay Vietnam. Source: webnauan.vn

10. Lau Ca Linh Bong Dien Dien – Ca Linh Bong Dien Dien Hotpot

You can enjoy this special dish during the flooding season in Mekong Delta between September and November. Because of the early season, Dangilas are fat, soft. Sesbania sesban flower, wild yellow, tine flower which blossoms winding channels, river banks. When you eat, you can enjoy both for the taste of hotpot and colorful components. Due to a bit sour, sweet flavor of Sesbania sesban flower, tourists remember the savor for the first taste. Moreover, that harmony combination of spices helps the dish to impress with customers and become the symbol of Mekong Delta. It is also one of the top 10 Vietnamese special dishes you must try if you come to Mekong Delta.

  • Tám Thành Restaurant: 192 Nguyen Tat Thanh, the first precinct, Sa Dec city, Dong Thap Province
  • September to November, from 7:00 AM to 10:00 PM.
  • From 100.000 VNĐ ( 4,4 USD)
Lau Ca Linh Bong Dien Dien in Vietnam

Lau Ca Linh Bong Dien Dien in Vietnam. Source:

Vietnam is a paradise of food. Not only these 10 Vietnamese dishes, but there also are a variety of food which would satisfy your taste if you visit Vietnam. 

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