Food is the best during holiday especially when you choose Vietnam and your destination. This country is food paradise. You can have various Vietnamese cuisines which are unique but taste delicious. Not to mention that they have low price as well. Spending your holiday in Vietnam can give you best experience especially when your taste bud is indulged. Vietnamese foods and dishes are famous for being delicious and healthy at the same time. Variety of ingredients can be found in one serving of dish.
Here are most recommended Vietnamese foods to satisfy your taste bud during your holiday in this lovely country:
Pho is number one must-try food when it comes to Vietnam. This noodle dish is already popular internationally. This is also national dish of Vietnam so you can find it everywhere from street vendors to high-end restaurants. This dish is made from rice noodles, bathe in flavorful soup with meat, greens, some fermented fish, various herbs, and chili sauce. A very basic version of Pho contains beef meatballs, beef slices, or beef flank. It is topped with lime wedges, bean sprouts, basil, onions, cilantro, and mint. There are many different versions of Pho you can try while you are in Vietnam.
Banh Xeo is Vietnamese crispy pancake. It is made of rice flour, turmeric, and coconut milk. The mixture is added with other ingredients such as chicken, beef or pork slices, vermicelli noodles, onions, shrimps, mushrooms, and bean sprouts. For a serving, it only cost around 15,000-25,000 VND. You can enjoy this dish with lettuce leaves, lemongrass pork skewers, rice papers, basil, and mint. It is even more delicious to dip it into peanut sauce that has been fermented.
Mi Quang is another popular Vietnamese noodle dish. This is turmeric noodle available in almost every restaurant in Vietnam. The rice noodles are yellow because of the turmeric. This noodle dish usually has bone broth with great seasonings from black pepper, fish sauce, garlic, and shallot. Other ingredients are added such as boiled eggs, river shrimps, roast pork, etc. Various herbs are also added such as coriander, basil, peanuts, banana flowers, etc.
Com Tam is translated to broken rice. It is Vietnamese dish made from variety of meats, green onions, and fried eggs. It is often served for breakfast in Vietnam. However, it can be enjoyed at any time if you want. This dish is usually topped with various options such as shredded pork skin, pork chop, or steamed pork. It is often served with side dishes such as cucumber slices, pickled vegetables, and special dipping sauce of Vietnamese.
Xoi Xeo is sweet treat in Vietnam deserved a try. It is considered snack which is made from sweet sticky rice. It has various toppings such as mung bean paste, dried shallots, and soy sauce. Other ingredients are often included in other versions such as boiled chicken, pate, Vietnamese ham, preserved eggs, or marinated pork belly. It is to make this dish substantial meal. As for dessert, the locals usually enjoy it with dried coconut shavings, crystallized sugar, and sesame seeds.