Vietnam Foods: 20 Famous & Traditional Dishes You Must-Try

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You are about to have a tour in Vietnam but you do not know which Vietnam must-try food. Find out now the 20 best Vietnam foods, that many tourists love. This list will help you have a more perfectly in Vietnam 10 days and 1 week itinerary. In addition, you can also check out our Vietnam travel guide to know more interesting information about Vietnam

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20 Famous & Traditional Vietnam must try food

Pho

Pho is a traditional dish of Vietnam, originating from Nam Dinh, Hanoi and is considered one of the typical dishes for Vietnamese cuisine. Each region has its own way of making pho, but generally, this iconic Vietnam must try food consists of thinly-sliced rice noodles doused in piping-hot broth, topped with protein (beef, chicken, and more). Besides you can eat herbs with Pho. Learn more: Hanoi Street Food Tour

Where to eat: Pho Thin, 13 Lo Duc, Hai Ba Trung District in Hanoi or Pho Le, 415 Nguyen Trai, Ward 7, District 5 in Ho Chi Minh City

Pho is one of the Vietnam must try food
Pho is one of the Vietnam must try food (Source: Internet) 

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Banh Mi

The French colonization of Vietnam brought wheat into the country, from which came bread, and today Banh Mi, a hearty loaf stuffed with fillings, is healthy. Banh mi is one of the Vietnamese street foods chosen by many people here for their breakfast and beyond. 

The loaf is only the vessel for an array of filling choices: eggs, pâté, butter, pork floss, pickled vegetables, grilled meat, pork pies, cucumbers, and much more. Related tour: Hanoi Tours (Daily Tour)

Where to eat: Banh My Phuong, 2B Phan Chau Trinh, Hoi An or Banh Mi Huynh Hoa, 26 Le Thi Rieng, Pham Ngu Lao Ward, District 1, Ho Chi Minh City

Vietnamese 's Banh Mi is ranked 2nd among the best street food in the world
Vietnamese ‘s Banh Mi is ranked 2nd among the best street food in the world (Source: Internet)

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Mi Quang

Mi Quang (Quang noodle) is one of the delicious specialties of Central Vietnam that is both simple and rustic. Mi Quang (Quang noodle) combines a salad and noodle soup. Yellow noodles that have been colored with turmeric are served with a small amount of broth, generous amounts of your preferred proteins, coriander, basil, and banana blossom slices.

Where to eat: Quan Mi Quang Ba Mua, 95 Nguyen Tri Phuong, Chinh Gian, Thanh Khe, Da Nang or Mi Quang Ong Hai, 61 Truong Minh Luong Street, Hoi An

Mi Quang is one of best Vietnam food, loved by many tourists
Mi Quang is one of best Vietnam food, loved by many tourists (Source: Internet)

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Banh Cuon

These rice crepes are made by spreading thin layers of steamed rice flour and wrapping them around savory fillings. They are then sprinkled with fried shallots and dunked into a sauce before being eaten. These crepes can also be eaten without fillings (Banh Cuon Chay) or swimming in a broth (Banh cuon Cao Bang). 

Where to eat: Banh Cuon Ba Xuan, 16 Doc Hoe Nhai, Nguyen Trung Truc, Ba Dinh, Hanoi or Banh Cuon Ha Noi,  Alley 29 Thuy Khue, Tay Ho, Hanoi

Each province in Vietnam will have its own taste of Banh Cuon
Each province in Vietnam will have its own taste of Banh Cuon (Source: Internet)

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Banh Xeo

Banh Xeo is named after the sizzling sound that this savory, stuffed rice pancake makes as it forms in a hot skillet filled with oil. The batter’s golden color comes from turmeric powder combined with rice flour and water. Popular options for fillings include diced green onion, pork, mung bean, prawns, and bean sprouts. Various herbs and vegetables are served on the side.

Where to eat: Banh Xeo Ba Hai, 49 Nguyen Trong Tuyen, Ward 15, Phu Nhuan District, Ho Chi Minh City or Banh Xeo Long Huy, 21 Truong Dinh Street, Ward 6, District 3, Ho Chi Minh City