1. BANH MI
Vietnam Most Convenient dish for Breakfast- This baguette sandwich filled with greens and a choice of fillings, including paté and freshly made omelette, or you can fill with pork, chicken… it’s been famous around the world.
2. BUN CHA
A Hanoi Specialty- Bun cha is served with grilled fatty pork over a plate of white rice noodle and herbs with a side dish of dipping sauce.
An Icon of Vietnamese Cuisine- “What’s The Pho?”- a noodle soup consisting of broth, linguine-shaped rice noodles called bánh phở, a few herbs, and meat, primarily served with either beef or chicken.
4. BUN BO or BUN BO HUE
A popular Vietnamese soup containing rice vermicelli and beef. Huế is a city in central Vietnam associated with the cooking style of the former royal court. Traditional BUN BO is just for people who can eat spicy food- for Women, you don’t need to use lipstick after having a bowl of BUN BO :
5. BANH CUON
Vietnamese Steam Rice Rolls :Banh cuon is a very light crepe often with ground pork, minced wood ear mushroom, and onions and eaten with Vietnamese ham (cha lua), steamed beansprouts, and cucumbers.
6. MI QUANG
A Vietnamese noodle dish that originated from Quảng Nam Province in central Vietnam- This noodle dish is a complex mixture of flavors and texture. The vibrant wide yellow tumeric noodles, sesame rice crackers, roasted peanuts, fresh herbs, and flavorful but light broth sets mì Quảng apart from other Vietnamese noodle soups like pho and bun bo hue. Unlike these noodle soups, mì Quảng is served with very little broth and almost like a dry noodle dish or noodle salad with the broth serving to bring all the flavors together.
7. BUN THIT NUONG
A popular Vietnamese cold rice vermicelli noodle dish topped with grilled pork, fresh herbs like basil and mint, fresh salad and bean sprouts, and chả giò. The dish is dressed in fish sauce.
8. COM TAM
Or broken rice, is a Vietnamese dish made from rice with fractured rice grains. Tam refers to the broken rice grains, while com refers to cooked rice. Also known as com tam Sài Gòn as it is particularly served in southern Vietnam, Saigon, now known as Ho Chi Minh City.
A sweet (ngọt) or savory (mặn) Vietnamese dish made from glutinous rice and other ingredients. Although it is often served as a dessert, in many mountainous areas in Vietnam, like the indigenous hill tribe peoples of the Central Highlands and Hoàng Liên Sơn mountains in northern Vietnam, people eat xôi as a main dish. Xôi is a common on-the-go breakfast item, and a popular snack nationwide.
10. BUN MOC
A vermicelli noodle soup made from a pork and shiitake mushroom infused broth. The meats commonly include pork paste balls made from gio song (raw pork sausauge), cha lua (pork sausage–which is gio song that has been wrapped in banana leaves and boiled). Taken all together, this is a delicious, earthy, yet light noodle soup that’s very popular in the northern parts of Vietnam, but can also be found throughout the country. Unlike pho or bun bo hue, this soup is not as time intensive and is really easy to prepare.