MOST FAMOUS FOOD IN VIETNAM


13 Jan 2021

Here below are a list of top most popular dishes in Vietnam for travelers. Not only leave unforgettable experiences because of their delicious taste, but some of the most famous Vietnamese foods know how to make the visitor come back again by sophisticated and unique cooking. It has contributed greatly to the unique identity of Vietnamese cuisine.

Table Contents
  • I - Famous foods in Vietnam which are recognized worldwide
  • 1 - Bun cha Hanoi ( grilled pork with rice noodle)
  • 2 - Banh mi (Vietnamese bread)
  • 3 - Mi Quang (Quang style noodle)
  • 4 - Cao Lau Hoi An 
  • 5 - Goi ca Kon Tum ( the dish make of raw fish and vegetables)
  • 6 - Hu Tieu My Tho (Noodle My Tho)
  • 7 - Bun suong Tra Vinh (Tra Vinh noodle soup) 
  • 8 - Cha ca La Vong Hanoi (Hanoi Grilled Fish)
  • 9 - Bun bo Hue (Hue noodle soup)
  • 10 - Banh beo Binh Duong (rice cake Binh Duong) 
  • II - Top popular foods in Vietnam by sophisticated cooking and presentation
  • 1 - Phoenix- shaped and peacock - shaped spring roll
  • 2 - Salanganes Nest
  • 3 - Longan sweet soup
  • 4 - Sticky rice
Famous Vietnamese foods title

It is undeniable that Vietnamese cuisine has a lot of famous dishes, and are in favor of many international customers. However, because there has been no clear development and promotion strategy, the position of the Vietnamese cuisine has been quite faint on the map of the world.
Hence, we are facing many problems when it comes to meeting the standard of the world in terms of food hygiene and safety 

I - Famous foods in Vietnam which are recognized worldwide

Vietnam has a lot of world-famous dishes, which are not only well-received by international customers, but it is also appreciated by many world chefs for the sophisticated cooking process. Following are some of the most famous dishes in Vietnam:

1 - Bun cha Hanoi ( grilled pork with rice noodle)

Bun cha famous foods in Vietnam

Bun cha Hanoi (Source: Delightfulplate)

Vietnamese Bun Cha impresses its customers with typical sauce and fresh delicious grilled pork. The meat is marinated with different kinds of spices such as lemongrass, dry onions, and  after that, it is grilled on charcoal. 
This is one of the most famous dishes in Vietnam because of its delicacy and meticulousness in the grilling process that creates a unique flavor for Bun cha. You can imagine having a bowl of hot fish sauce filled with greasy fatty pork along with tasty noodles. There is nothing else in the world that can compare to it.
There are some places in Hanoi you can visit when you crave for this wonderful dish:
Bun cha Dac Kim No.1 Hang Manh - Hoan Kiem - Hanoi
Bun Cha Huong Lien, 24 Le Van Huu - Hai Ba Trung - Hanoi
Bun Cha 34 Hang Than - Ba Dinh - Hanoi

2 - Banh mi (Vietnamese bread)

Banh mi famous food in Vietnam

Vietnamese bread (Source: Insidevietnam)

Banh mi, the most famous food in Vietnam, is definitely not strange to food lovers. The exquisite combination of the crispy yellow crust and the tasty pork, blended perfectly with the sauce and fresh vegetables leave you with an unforgettable experience.
Banh mi Bao Quyen (Lan Ong), No. 8 - Cha Ca - Hang Bo - Hanoi
Banh mi pho Hue , 118 Hue Street - Bui Thi Xuan - Hanoi
Banh mi Pho Co, No. 38 Dinh Liet - Hang Dao - Hoan Kiem - Hanoi

3 - Mi Quang (Quang style noodle)

My Quang top Vietnamese food

Mi Quang (Source: Myhealthydish)

The typical noodle dish of Quang people is not only in favor of Vietnamese but is also loved by international friends because of its delicious flavor and the typical chewy noodles. Here are some addresses of Mi Quang in Hanoi that you can come by:
Mi Quang, Vi Quang, No. 35 Tran Hung Dao - Hoan Kiem - Hanoi
Mi Quang Tam Quan, 103 Ngoc Khanh - Ba Dinh - Hanoi
Pho Ngon 37, 5th floor - IPH building 239 Xuan Thuy - Cau Giay - Hanoi

4 - Cao Lau Hoi An 

Cao Lau famous Vietnam dishes

Cao Lau (Source: Vietnamtours247)

Cao Lau is a typical dish in Hoi An which is recommended as a top Vietnamese food in the central region. It is famous for its large round noodles combined with typical fish sauce. This is not only one of the favorite foods of many visitors, but it has also gone into the folk song " Visiting Fujian and you must try Cao Lau". Here are some places you can come and enjoy this special dish:
Cao Lau Lien No. 9 Thai Phien
Cao Lau Hoi An Mrs Be, Hoi An - Tran Phu cousin market
Cao Lau Thanh, No. 26 Thai Phien

5 - Goi ca Kon Tum ( the dish make of raw fish and vegetables)

Goi ca Kon Tum is not only special because of the way it is prepared, but also because the types of vegetables that accompany it are very diverse. Especially many types of wild vegetables give it a very fresh and delicious taste. 
You can try  this food  at Goi ca Ut Cung, No. 16 Tran Van Cao, Kon Tum

6 - Hu Tieu My Tho (Noodle My Tho)

One of the most famous Vietnamese dishes to try when traveling in the southern region. With the typical noodles and diverse side dishes interwoven with the sweet broth, Hu Tieu My Tho has become another unforgettable noodle soup for many people.
If you want to enjoy an authentic Hu tieu My Tho, you can enjoy at:
Hu tieu Tuyet Ngan No 481 - Ward 5 - My Tho City - Tien Giang Province
Hu Tieu Sate Phan Van Khoe, No 152 Phan Van Khoe - My Tho City - Tien Giang Province

7 - Bun suong Tra Vinh (Tra Vinh noodle soup) 

Bun suong famous Vietnamese food

Tra Vinh noodle soup (Source: Vietnamtours247)

Bun suong Tra Vinh, also known as "bun nuoc leo" (rice noodle with broth made from pork bone) is a rustic and simple dish. Also, it is because of this very simplicity that it leaves a strong impression in the heart of customers. Three places are having great Bun suong Tra Vinh that you can visit: 
Bun nuoc leo, Dong Khoi - Tra Vinh City
Bun nuoc leo,  Ly Thuong Kiet alley,  Ward 4 - Tra Vinh City -
Bun nuoc leo Huong Tra , No 4 Nguyen Thai Hoc - Tra Vinh City

8 - Cha ca La Vong Hanoi (Hanoi Grilled Fish)

Cha ca is a typical dish in Hanoi food, the sophisticated process of cooking that helps to retain the freshness of the fish. It is served with very delicious noodles and sauces. Here are some places in Hanoi that you can come by to enjoy this most famous Vietnamese food of Hanoi cuisine. 
Cha ca La Vong, No. 21 Duong Thanh - Hoan Kiem District - Hanoi 
Cha ca Anh Vu 120K1 - Giang Vo - Hoan Kiem District - Hanoi 
Cha ca Lao Ngu, 171 Thai Ha - Dong Da District - Hanoi

9 - Bun bo Hue (Hue noodle soup)

The sweetness of the broth, when combined with soft beef and pork leg, would leave you with a memorable experience. The secret of this dish lies in the typical way of the whole process of cooking and its special noodle.
Here are some famous Bun bo Hue restaurants in Hanoi
Bun Bo Hue O Xuan, No. 5D - Quang Trung 
Bun bo Hue Huy Beo, No 190, Lo Duc 
Bun bo Hue 65, No. 65 - Lang street

10 - Banh beo Binh Duong (rice cake Binh Duong) 

For many people, this dish sounds unfamiliar, but for food lovers, this is an extremely delicious dish. There are some famous addresses of this rice cake that you can come to try in Binh Duong such as:
Banh beo My Lien, No. 188A KP - An Thanh - Thuan An, Huw 
Banh Beo bi Thich Quang, No. 176 Thich Quang Duc, Thu Dau Mot city, Binh Duong

II - Top popular foods in Vietnam by sophisticated cooking and presentation

Referring to famous Vietnamese cuisine without mentioning the royal Hue cuisine is unacceptable. These dishes are not only famous for its delicious taste, but it is also for their beautiful presentation. Each dish is made from the finest and the most nutritious ingredients, of which are these outstanding dishes.

1 - Phoenix- shaped and peacock - shaped spring roll

Phoenix popular foods in Vietnam

Phoenix- shaped and peacock - shaped spring roll (Source: TNTH)

This is the main dish that is indispensable in every big party of Hue royal court. It is not only attractive because of the great taste but it is also very well-presented. 
The crunchy, tasty spring rolls will be arranged in the shape of a phoenix and peacock, revealing the intricacy and prolificity of the royal cousin. 

2 - Salanganes Nest

The main ingredient of this dish is the nest with high nutrition. It is cooked with alum sugar and red apples. Since ancient times, the salanganes nest has always been a rare and valuable food

3 - Longan sweet soup

The longan fruits that are picked to offer to the King have to be finely ripe. It is made with lotus seeds, pineapple leaves, and a bit of alum sugar. This is one of the most sweet and delicious Vietnamese sweet soups & desserts. 

4 - Sticky rice

Xoi vo Vietnam popular foods

Stickey rice - Xoi vo (Source: Internet)

The selected sticky rice has to be soaked in water for 3 - 4 hours. After that, it is cooked in a steamer and then served with green beans and a little sugar. The rich aroma of the sticky rice merged perfectly with the taste of green beans and sugar will leave you with an unforgettable experience. To make the sticky rice delicious, the maker has to use their hand to mix the sticky rice and green beans until it gets blended very well. 

It can be said that Vietnamese cuisine is very rich and diverse in terms of ingredients and the sophisticated way of cooking. Hopefully, you've had a better understanding of the Vietnamese cuisine and have a list of the Vietnam popular foods in mind that you want to give it a try. 

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