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The Secret and Distinct Taste of Vietnam

Are you planning on heading out somewhere in Southeast Asia? Aside from the spectacular views you can see and experience in Asian countries, you can also expect to taste various taste in every country. Vietnam is one of those countries that have distinct flavors that will make your trip unforgettable.

 

Pho

Pho

Pho. Source: Pixabay

 

Pho is Vietnam’s famous dish. The light bowl contains rice noodles, salty broth, fresh herbs like ginger, onions, and coriander, a piece of chicken, pork, or beef. It is eaten at any time of the day but most locals prefer eating pho during breakfast time.

 

Banh Mi

Banh Mi

Banh Mi. Source: Flickr

 

This French-Vietnamese dish is notable for its healthy ingredients but doesn’t require much time to prepare. It contains a baguette sandwich, pickled vegetables, fresh cilantro, sausage, chilies, and hot peppers. As this dish is quick to make, many sellers opt to offer various fillings such as roasted pork belly, grilled pork loin, Chinese barbecue pork, fried egg, poached chicken, and fried fish with turmeric.

 

Goi Cuon

Goi Cuon

Goi Cuon. Source: Flickr

 

Goi Cuon or Vietnamese spring roll is a popular and healthy appetizer. It contains pork and shrimp slices, basil, coriander, and lettuce that is wrapped in translucent rice papers. It is best to be eaten with either fish sauce or peanut sauce to experience its flavorful taste.

 

Banh Xeo

Banh Xeo

Banh Xeo. Source: Pixabay

 

This Vietnamese pancake wrapped in a rice paper contains rice flour, pork, shrimp, bean sprouts, and egg. It will be fried after wrapped and then be served with a fish sauce that makes this dish a flavorful one.

 

Mi Quang

Mi Quang

Mi Quang. Source: Flickr

 

Mi Quang or Vietnamese Turmeric Noodle is an affordable dish of Hanoi. Its ingredients include rice noodles, bone broth with a mixture of fish sauce, black pepper, garlic, and your chosen meaty ingredients such as shrimp, quail eggs, and roast pork.

 

Banh Cuon

Banh Cuon

Banh Cuon. Source: Pexels

 

A popular dish among travellers, Banh Cuon can be easily spot on the streets as vendors tend to sell it at any time. Its ingredients have a mixture of meat (chicken, pork, shrimp), dried tree ear mushrooms, onions, fish sauce, steamed beansprouts, fried shallots, and cucumber. Despite its savoury mixture of ingredients, you can expect this dish to have a mild flavour.

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