Recommend 8 famous Vietnamese food
When thinking about Vietnamese food, you may have the word “Pho” as the first thing that comes across your mind. But there are still many other tasty Vietnamese foods out there you may want to know more about. Vietnam food is well known as a healthy and rich taste kind of food. Apart from meat parts like pork, beef and seafood, it is also combined with greens and fresh herbs then eaten with rice or noodle. Sometimes, they are served with a big pile of fresh vegetables.
So, you can eat next to the main food as much as you want. And in this blog, we will look through a list of 8 famous Vietnamese foods together and see how tasty it looks!
1. Pho (Vietnamese Noodle Soup)
Of course Pho will be the first dish we will talk about as it is Vietnam’s national dish. A normal dish of Pho will contain rice noodles, beef slices, beef meatballs, mung bean sprouts, lime wedges, basil, cilantro and onions in clear beef broth which has such a rich flavour from charred ginger and many other spices. Sometimes Pho is served with chicken instead of beef.
2. Banh Xeo (Vietnamese Crispy Pancake)
Banh Xeo is a type of savory pancake made from rice flour, coconut milk and turmeric. Then add stuff inside full of vermicelli noodles and meat or veggies you want. The typical meat which will be added are chicken, pork, beef slices or shrimps. And the veggies next to it will be mostly sliced onions, mung bean sprouts, and mushrooms. Not just that, this Crispy Vietnamese Pancake will normally be served with lettuce, basil or rice paper then wrap it and dip with fermented peanut sauce.
3. Mi Quang (Vietnamese Turmeric Noodles)
Another noodle dish we want to recommend is called “Mi Quang”. It is made from rice noodles, boiled quail eggs and roast pork or sometimes shrimp. Then add added basil, peanuts, coriander, and lettuce and bring out the taste with a mix of black pepper, shallot, garlic, turmeric, broth and fish sauce. You can notice easily that it’s Mi Quang from the yellow color of turmeric and Mi Quang is dried noodle while pho is a noodle soup. Sometimes, this Vietnamese Turmeric Noodle will be served with sesame rice noodle next to it too.
4. Banh Cuon (Vietnamese Rolled Cake)
Banh Cuon is a steamed rice flour sheet wrapped on minced meat such as chicken, pork, shrimp or Vietnamese ham plus minced vegetables such as mung bean sprouts and cucumbers. When eating it, just take a piece of Banh Cuon and dip in nuoc cham sauce which has all kinds of taste: sweet, sour, salty, savory, spicy.
5.Goi Cuon (Vietnamese Fresh Spring Rolls)
The roll is made from rice paper filled with typical Vietnamese ingredients which are vermicelli noodles and meat like pork and shrimp then add vegetables such as basil and lettuce. This fresh spring roll is served with the dipping hoisin sauce and mixed with ground chillies and crushed peanuts.
6. Cha Ca Thang Long (Vietnamese Turmeric Fish)
This Vietnamese dish is a seasonal fish marinated in turmeric, red onion, cayenne pepper and garlic. Then add palm sugar and rice bran oil. Then grilled and fried to make it crispy when served. Add fried garlic on top to make it look tasty and add more taste to it. You may cover rice flour before frying the fish to make it more crispy. After the fish pieces are frying for a while then vegetables like onions, chinese chives, spring onions and dill can be added to it.
7. Bun Bo Nam Bo (Beef on Rice Noodles)
This dish is so simple but surprisingly delicious. The slices of grilled tender beef are put on rice noodles and have lots of coriander and/or sliced carrots on top. The special part of this Vietnamese meat apart from choosing the best part from beef to grill is that they will eat Bun Bo Nam Bo with typical Vietnamese sauce like nuoc cham sauce.
8. Nem Ran (Fried Spring Rolls)
Not just fresh spring rolls which are famous, some people love Nemsan (or Cha Gio) more because of its crispy texture. It normally serves as an appetizer. It’s pretty similar to Goi Cuon with a little bit of difference from the stuff inside.
How was it? It looks all tasty doesn’t it? It’s also pretty healthy because Vietnamese food is a real balance between meat and veggies. If you and your partner are keen to have a wedding in Asia catering style. Vi’s Classic catering is more than happy to help. We have both Vietnamese and Chinese catering services to offer. In addition, we have collaboration with many beautiful wedding venues in Melbourne city, Australia. If you are interested, you can contact directly to our Facebook page: facebook.com/viclassiccatering