A Proper Introduction To Vietnamese Food

Cơm tấm – Warm broken rice often served with a slab of grilled pork chop marinated in sugar and fish sauce, a slice of steamed pork loaf topped with egg yolks, and a mixture of pork skin and thinly shredded pork

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Phở – Noodle soup served with various cuts of beef and onions. Often eaten with basil, mint, lime, and bean sprouts

vietnamese food: pho


Sườn Ram Mặn– Caramelized Spare Ribs

Vietnamese Food: Suon Ram Man


Mì Quảng – Wide rice noodles served with little broth, pork chops, chicken, shrimp, vegetables, peanuts, and rice paper cracker

vietnamese food: mi quang


Canh chua – A sour soup made with fish, pineapple, tomatoes (and sometimes also other vegetables such as okra), and bean sprouts, in a tamarind-flavored broth

Vietnamese Food: Canh Chua

Nem Nuong – Spring Rolls with Grilled Pork Patties


Vietnamese Food: Nem Nuong


Bánh Cuốn – Steamed rice cake, made with rice flour, tapioca flour, water and oil and traditionally filled with ground pork, fried shallots and wood ear mushrooms. It is garnished with cilantro, sliced cucumbers, even more fried shallots, slices of pork loaf, and served with a fish sauce dip

Vietnamese Food: Banh Cuon


Bún bò Huế – Vietnamese soup containing rice vermicelli, thin slices of marinated and boiled beef shank, chunks of oxtail, and pig’s knuckles. It can also include cubes of congealed pig blood

vietnamese food - bun bo hue


Bún riêu – Meat rice vermicelli soup, served with tomato broth and topped with crab or shrimp paste

Vietnamese Food: bun rieu


Cháo – Rice Porridge

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Hủ Tiếu – a noodle soup consisting of rice noodles with pork stock, ground pork, chinese celery, sauteed garlic and shallots

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Thịt Kho Tộ – Carmelized Braised Pork And Egg Cooked In A Clay Pot

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Bánh xèo – Savoury fried pancakes made of rice flour, water, turmeric powder, stuffed with slivers of fatty pork, shrimp, diced green onion, and bean sprouts

vietnamese food 101


Ca Kho To – Carmelized Braised Fish Cooked In A Clay Pot

vietnamese food 101


Bánh mì – Vietnamese sandwich containing cold cuts, pickled vegetables, sausage, fried egg, fresh cilantro and chili sauce.

vietnamese food 101


Bo Luc Lac – Steak salad served on a bed of greens and tomatoes, topped with pickled onions and a lime dipping sauce.

vietnamese food 101


Bun Chả giò – Vermicelli noodles with grilled pork, egg rolls, served over salad, herbs, bean sprouts, and sliced cucumbers

vietnamese food 101


Bánh cam – Deep-fried glutinous rice sesame balls filled with sweetened mung bean paste

vietnamese food 101

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Mariska is a recovering attorney who gave up her professional job to discover new perspectives of life while traveling in a 2009 Ford Transit. She has been living the van life for 3 years and has not looked back since.

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