Some Vietnamese food specialties have always been the pride of Vietnamese people, and some special Vietnamese cuisines have gradually become deeply loved by tourists from all over the world. It is precisely because of this that Vietnamese food culture has gradually exerted a very unique influence to help Vietnam integrate into the world internationalization trend. Vietnamese mainstream food features have a long history of development. Vietnamese local food is deeply influenced by China and France. Coupled with its original national food culture characteristics, it has formed a unique Vietnamese style along with the historical process. Due to its rich characteristics of diversity, the extremely natural and healthy cooking styles make Vietnamese food culture famous far and wide.
There are often many restaurants and cafes with unique decorations in the streets and alleys of cities across Vietnam, with elegant environments and exquisite meals, especially the food of some Vietnamese ethnic restaurants, which makes people miss it once they eat it. Beef rice noodles, French bread, spring rolls, sugar cane shrimp, coffee, Vietnamese yogurt, Vietnamese fruits, Vietnamese desserts and other foods can make people gradually familiar with the taste and characteristics of Vietnam. Vietnam is still very particular about food. Each has its own characteristics, including its own local folk snacks, new special delicacies influenced by foreign eating habits, and its own traditional palace specialties, which are also very rich in categories.
1. Bánh mì thịt nướng (grilled meat bread) – Vietnamese food
Vietnamese barbecue bread is a very common local delicacy in the streets and alleys of Vietnam. The taste of this bread in each city is different. In fact, this is the Vietnamese baguette mentioned in many food promotion magazines or online Vietnamese food travel guides. The actual production of this kind of sandwich bread can also add different sandwich ingredients according to the preferences of diners. Vietnamese barbecue bread is most famous for its special flavor in cities such as Saigon and Hoi An, and a batch of it has gradually appeared in major cities in Vietnam.
This Vietnamese food specialty grilled meat bread is also the first choice for many people’s daily breakfast in daily life. With the continuous development of Vietnam’s tourism industry, this characteristic food has also been loved by tourists from all over the world. The characteristic of this kind of bread is that the ingredients are nutritious and healthy. You can add various ingredients such as lettuce, cucumber, barbecue, eggs, ham sausage, barbecue sausage, coriander, beef balls…etc. Very tasty and easy to eat.
2. Bánh xèo (Vietnamese pancakes)
Vietnamese pancake (bánh xèo) is a special Vietnamese food pancake popular in Vietnam. The main ingredients of this pancake are sticky rice flour, water, and turmeric powder. It is popular in South Vietnam to add coconut milk. The common fillings are sprouts, pork, and shrimp, lettuce, and often eaten with fragrant leaves such as mint and perilla, and dipped in special sauces when eating. The eggless crust of these Vietnamese pancakes, whose yellow color comes from turmeric powder, is said to be a traditional Khmer food.
Pancakes are very popular in various parts of Vietnam, but the flavors of pancakes in various parts of Vietnam are slightly different, and the ingredients added will also be slightly different. There are different local famous brand snack bars in different regions of Vietnam. If you travel to Vietnam, then This specialty snack is well worth a try.
3. Bánh khọt (shrimp pancakes) – Vietnamese food
“Bánh khọt” is a kind of pancake made with rice flour and shrimp as the main ingredients. It is usually eaten with raw, various Vietnamese coriander, fresh chili, and Vietnamese sweet shrimp paste. This Vietnamese food specialty snack has also received unanimous praise from many gourmets in the world, and it is also a very popular specialty snack in Vietnam. This kind of snack is very particular about making rice flour, and the shrimps used are relatively strict, the shrimp must be fresh and the size is also required, and the production process is mostly delicate.
4. Chuối nếp nướng (roasted glutinous rice and bananas)
Grilled glutinous rice and bananas, this snack is a Vietnamese folk snack, which can be seen in small barbecue stalls in Ho Chi Minh City, Hanoi and some other tourist cities. This snack is made with bananas and glutinous rice as the main ingredients. First, bananas with appropriate maturity must be selected.
5. Phở bò (beef noodles)
Beef noodles can be said to be one of the classic representatives of Vietnamese food. This kind of rice noodles in Vietnam can be said to be relatively well-known in the world. The most traditional and classic is beef noodles. If you replace beef with chicken It is the same common chicken noodle in Vietnam. A bowl of fragrant and delicious beef noodles is actually the most classic daily food on the tip of the Vietnamese tongue, and there are occasional traces of Vietnamese beef noodles in many corners of other countries in the world. I believe that even many friends who have never been to Vietnam but who have a little understanding of Vietnam will have heard of the reputation of Vietnamese beef noodles.
6. Nem vuông (seafood rolls)
This Vietnamese street food is said to have originally originated in Hai Phong province, Vietnam, but can now also be found in Hanoi and Ho Chi Minh City. This kind of square meat dumpling has a square shape, looks small and exquisite, and has rich fillings inside the crispy dough. It tastes crispy on the outside and tender on the inside, very delicious.
7. Chả cá (grilled fish)
This classic Hanoi specialty snack has been mentioned in many books about Vietnam travel, so it is often mentioned in the topic of Vietnamese food for travel, and it is precisely because of this that this delicacy has become popular among many Western backpackers. When you come to Hanoi, Vietnam, you will definitely look for and taste a special delicacy, and the most famous one in Hanoi, Vietnam is “chả cá Lã Vọng grilled fish”, and there is still a short paragraph about the name and origin of this classic delicacy short story. This snack can be said to be full of color, fragrance, and golden color. It looks very attractive, and it tastes even more mouth-watering.
8. Nem rán (Vietnamese spring rolls)
Vietnamese spring rolls are a food that many friends who have been to Vietnam like very much. Because of their suitable taste, people from all over the world can get used to eating them, and they are also very delicious. Many tourists from various countries who travel to Vietnam will want to learn how to make this special delicacy after eating it. Therefore, in many tourist cities in Vietnam, there will be Vietnamese cuisine training courses for tourists. Among them, Vietnamese food – Vietnamese spring rolls are a very typical dish. head. This is also a very common delicacy in restaurants and people’s homes all over Vietnam. It can be said to be a home-cooked delicacy of Vietnamese people.
9. Bún riêu cua (rice noodles with crab meat in sour soup)
This kind of crab meat noodle in sour soup is common in many small restaurants in the streets and alleys of Vietnam. The main ingredients of this special snack generally include crab, rice noodle, tomato, various raw vegetables, coriander, fried tofu, and the crab meat is specially processed. It is made into meat soup, while the sour soup in rice noodles is cooked with tomatoes. Different restaurants may cook it in different ways, and some will add other auxiliary materials or ingredients. It is worth noting that the rice noodles used in most restaurants or at home in Vietnam are very thin rice noodles.
10. Bún chả (barbecue rice noodles)
This is also a very common Vietnamese food in the streets and alleys of Vietnam. This kind of barbecue rice noodle is really very tempting. Eating such barbecue rice noodles in Vietnam’s relatively hot weather is really filling and delicious. This kind of snack can also be eaten as a main meal. Its main ingredients are rice noodles and barbecue. Some restaurants also have barbecue meatballs. When eating, there will be special soup dipping sauce and various raw vegetables and coriander as side dishes. Diners can add a certain amount of red rice pepper and garlic according to their own taste preferences. This kind of barbecue rice noodles was once very popular and widely publicized because the former US President Obama ate it once when he visited Hanoi, and the restaurant where Mr. Obama ate naturally became a star restaurant. This kind of snack is also a typical daily Vietnamese food. If you have the opportunity to visit Vietnam, don’t miss it.
11. Gỏi cuốn (cook rolls, summer rolls)
“Gỏi cuốn” also commonly known as “Vietnamese spring rolls” or “summer rolls”, is a light cold dish made with cooked pork slices, shrimp, rice noodles, fresh vegetables, coriander and other raw materials. When eating, the above prepared vegetables will be rolled into a thin white paper cake and then eaten with specially prepared dipping sauce or peanut butter. This delicacy is a unique way of eating in Vietnam, and this snack is also a very famous snack in Vietnam, which can be seen in almost all daily banquets.
12. Mì Quảng (wide noodles)
Quang Noodles are special delicacies of Quang Nam Province, Vietnam. The ingredients of Guang Noodles will vary with different regions. The most common side dishes are green vegetables, quail eggs, and peanuts, and the production of noodles as the main ingredient is also very delicate, and the production process is relatively complicated.
13. Cơm tấm (broken rice) – Vietnamese food
The rice used in this broken rice in Vietnam is broken rice, but now it is made into a special meal, which is especially popular among tourists from all over the world. In fact, this is a kind of side dish with rice. There are roughly fixed side dishes with rice. This way of eating has undergone many improvements in Vietnam. The side dishes in this kind of meal are relatively rich. The common ones are pork or roast beef, fried eggs. In Vietnam, this way of eating rice comes from southern Vietnam. Southern Vietnamese people often eat Vietnamese food for breakfast. Now it has gradually become a street food that many tourists like, because such a meal is relatively delicious and nutritious, and it is very convenient. Dining and the price is very civilian.
All kinds of cuisines in different regions are a concrete manifestation of a local food culture. Food culture experience, like tourism, has a social and cultural experience. There are various types of Vietnamese food, and the above are just a relatively typical part. Geographic location, climate, culture, products and many other factors have an important impact on the development of food style. According to the food style characteristics, Vietnam can be roughly divided into three major parts: north, central and south. In addition, there are some more typical food styles in some mountainous plateau areas representative of minority cuisine flavors.
Some of the Vietnamese food introduced above are just some special delicacies of Vietnam that are relatively in the international trend and well-known in its own country. I hope that friends who love travel, food and are interested in Vietnam can start a Vietnamese cuisine of their own as soon as possible. Explore the journey.