Whenever, you travel through Vietnam, you may not familiar with the new and diverse cuisine in every single regions. Vietnamese food is a unique and aromatic amalgamation of the cuisine of its neighbors and invading countries. It has been inspired by other Asian cultures, countries typically bounce food ideas off of each other, putting their own style on what may be a classic dish in another country.
Rice, as in most Asian countries, is the mainstay of Vietnamese cuisine, and is served at every meal. However, the Vietnamese people have taken rice beyond the classic steamed and sticky versions to make everything from wine and noodles in all diameters to edible paper for wrapping spring rolls. Today, let’s broken into our amazing tour to try classic Vietnamese food 2020.
Try classic Vietnamese food
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Here are some traditional dishes to sample when traveling to Vietnam…
Pho(Vietnamese beef noodle)
Pho is known as a Vietnamese national dish in a chicken or beef broth seasoned with basil, mint, cilantro.
A baguette filled with a number of ingredients, most often pork belly or fish cakes, pickled carrots, and hot chilies.
Banh xeo(Vietnamese pancake)
A crispy pancake of rice flour and coconut milk turned yellow with turmeric and a mix of ingredients, including shrimp or pork and, of course, heaps of bean sprouts. The pancake is finished with a sprinkling of fragrant fresh herbs, served with fresh vegetables and dipped into sweet-sour fish sauce.
Morning gloring is one of the country’s most popular vegetables. Vietnamese eat it almost every day sautéed in garlic, chopped and added to salad or combined with noodles.
Bun tom nuong xa
You can have your “bun” with grilled ingredients throughout Vietnam. This particular one combines the ubiquitous white rice noodles with barbecue shrimp and vegetables (carrots, cucumber, bean sprouts, and shallots). Top it off with a common dipping sauce made with fish sauce, lime juice, and the chef’s choice ingredient.
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Best place to try classic Vietnamese food
Now that your appetite is sufficiently whetted, here are some favorite spots that you have ever tried once-time
Sen 60 Ly Thai To
It is always full of Vietnamese (a good sign) as well as tourists on a Vietnam adventure tour. If you have limited time to spare in Hanoi, this place allows you to sample a variety of seafood in one stop. There are several branches of the restaurant throughout the city, but this one in the French quarter has the most charm.
Address: 60 Ly Thai To Street.
The menu is a fusion of Western and Eastern techniques and flavors and the decor is pure neoclassical French.
Address: 33 Ba Trieu
Cha Ca La Vong
The restaurants name is also its signature dish, a fish mix that seems to combine all things Vietnamese–shrimp paste, noodles, fish sauce, and turmeric. You will do it by yourself on your personal tabletop grill. Though small and crowded, this 100-year-old restaurant is an essential stop for American chefs visiting Vietnam.
Address: 14 Pho Cha Ca.
Ho Chi Minh City
Here is where you’ll have an opportunity to taste classic Vietnamese dishes from the countryside. You can get them here along with other dishes of the Mekong Delta–noodles, pancakes, and sweet soups.
Address: Buffet Ganh Restaurant – 5th floor: Palace Saigon Hotel 56-66 Nguyen Hue Str , Dist 1
Vy’s Market, Restaurant and Cooking School
Trinh Diem Vy, a third generation cook, has a passion for the food of her home country. She serves local dishes, which you can either learn to prepare from local Vietnamese at the cooking school or sample many street food specialties. These range from fried treats (prawn wantons topped with crab meat and sugar cane wrapped with shrimp mousse) to sweet ones (banana, coconut fritter pudding cake and taro with sticky rice and coconut cream are favorites)
Address: 3 Nguyen Hoang Street.
Ba Le Well
One of the most authentic restaurants in Hoi An’s old town, Bale Well is a favorite of resident Vietnamese guides. Skewered pork barbeque, prepared while you wait, bánh Xèo (see above), shrimp rolls…as long as you’re perched on your stool, the food will keep coming. It’s noisy, tiny, and a great value.
Address: 45/51 Ba Le Well Lane
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