Vietnam might be a small country in the world, but it still boasts the cultural identity with unmistakable imprints. Especially, Vietnamese cuisine has held a certain position on the world culinary map. Not too complicated but Vietnamese foods still appeal to the most fastidious visitors. Now have a look at 7 world-renowned Vietnamese foods with this article.
Listed as one of 50 most delicious foods in the world, “pho” represents the quintessence of Vietnamese cuisine. When it comes to top Vietnamese foods, tourists often think of “pho” immediately.
The image of the bowl of “pho” frequently appears in culinary magazines. This dish is appreciated by top chefs and served in world-class restaurants. A bowl of pho with delicious broth, light sweetness and soft rice noodles is tasty enough to attract diners
- Banh mi
Since 2014, “banh mi” has created a craze for Vietnamese foods all over the world. It has reached top 20 most delicious street foods of the world voted by Huffington Post.
The ingredients to make a loaf of “banh mi” might be different in various regions of Vietnam. However, no matter where visitors enjoy this dish, they will be captivated by a loaf of “banh mi” full of meat, pate, salads. Especially, such a stunning food costs less than 1$ (about 20.000 VND). That sounds great!
- Bun cha
“Bun cha” is on the top 10 most wonderful street foods in the world in 2014 according to National Geographic. The recipe to cook this food is not too difficult, but to barbecue marinated pork patties in the right way is not easy.
This food is served with cold rice noodles, sweetish sauce and fragrant herbs. Its distinctive flavor created by combined spices can make eaters feel excited.
- Banh xeo (sizzling pancake)
Many Vietnamese foods are honored by foreign press and “banh xeo” is one of them. It is dubbed the most delicious pancake in the world and ever honored in the Folklife Festival Smithsonian of American in 2007. Two writers specializing in cuisine of CNN have praised this street food a lot.
“Banh xeo” with the crispy crust, shrimp, pork, and beansprout is eaten with fragrant herbs and palatable sauce.
- Bun bo Hue (Hue style beef noodles)
In the latest chapter of the series of film “Anthony Bourdain: Parts Unknown” on the channel CNN, the famous chef Anthony said: “Bun bo Hue is the tastiest soup in the world”. In his opinion, this food has a very special flavor.
All sweetness of broth is created by beef and pork bones. “Bun bo Hue” is attractive with not only broth but also tender slices of beef and pork, topped herbs and spicy taste.
- Nem cuon (Vietnamese spring rolls)
Besides “pho”, “nem cuon” is also one of Vietnamese foods on the list of 50 most delicious dishes on the world of CNN. It is easy to process and eat with shrimp, pork, herbs rolled in the rice paper served with sweet and sour sauce.
In addition to great taste, “nem cuon” also attracts diners with low-fat ingredients and low price.
- Egg coffee
Egg coffee – a creative drink of Vietnamese, has become well-known around the world because international tourists have talked to each other about its unique flavor.
According to the vote of Buzzfeed, egg coffee comes first on the list 17 types of must-try coffee in the journey to discover the world. With ingredients made from egg yolk, condensed milk, sugar and coffee, this beverage is compared with tiramisu – a famous Italian dessert cake.