Must-try dishes when coming to Vietnamese

Like many countries in the world, Vietnamese cuisine also leaves a big impression in the hearts of foreign tourists. Famous Vietnamese dishes have gradually asserted their position and appeal. Let’s learn about world-famous Vietnamese dishes that have been recognized by many foreigners.

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Banh mi is a snack that all Vietnamese people have probably tried. The cake has a crispy exterior and a smooth, fragrant dough inside. Bread dipped in milk has a delicious, greasy taste, isn’t it! For those of you who like to eat vegetables and meat, there are meat sandwiches for you.

Nowadays, bread is pre-made in ovens with many different flavors, colors and shapes. For those who love sweets, there are cakes, cream cakes, green bean-filled bread, taro-filled bread, green bean-coconut-filled bread… and for those who don’t like sweet, there are salty bread, pillow bread…
Reference price: 15,000 VND – 30,000 VND

2. PHO

Pho is a dish that has been around for a long time, and no one knows exactly when this dish first appeared. However, just know that today, Pho is present everywhere, from small roadside eateries to large, luxurious restaurants and hotels.

However, if you want to enjoy the most authentic Vietnamese Pho, you must mention the Nam Dinh region and especially Hanoi, where the old streets, in the Pho restaurants, the cooking secrets have been passed down, preserved and promoted for many years. generations. When talking about pho, we must mention Hanoi pho because of its elegant broth and wonderful taste. There is nothing better than enjoying Hanoi pho in the winter. Saigon Pho has more fresh vegetables and has regional characteristics.

Reference price: 35,000 VND – 45,000 VND


Goi cuon is a favorite dish in the South, a delicious, nutritious, cheap, easy to enjoy and make dish. It doesn’t take much time, you don’t need a luxurious place, you don’t have to waste time searching or worrying about the price, you can enjoy delicious spring rolls.

Spring rolls can be used as a snack, but when you eat a full meal, you won’t feel sick. The salad rolls are skillfully rolled to display the colorful ingredients inside such as the red color of shrimp, the light pink color of meat, the green color of vegetables, and the white color of vermicelli. Looks really attractive, doesn’t it!

Reference price: 8,000 VND – 10,000 VND


Banh xeo is a familiar dish of Vietnamese people. Almost every region has banh xeo, but each region has its own unique way of preparing it. Among them, Western pancakes are considered a unique dish imbued with the soul of the homeland. From the ingredients to the way of processing, everything exudes a familiar, simple river smell.

The best banh xeo is in the South and Central regions. The crunchy taste of the crust, the fatty taste of shrimp and meat mixed with vegetables and rice paper, plus a little rich dipping sauce, will surely appeal to you from the first time you enjoy it.

If the central region’s banh xeo is small and pretty to eat, the western banh xeo is… oversized. Do not pour in small molds like in the Central region, Westerners pour cakes in large pans. When finished, the cake is almost as big as the tray, so people often double it when taking it out of the pan. Just eat one or two and you’ll feel full.

Reference price: 20,000 VND – 30,000 VND


Broken rice has long been a popular dish on the streets of Vietnam. Whether you are in Hanoi or Saigon, in Da Nang, Hue or the West, you can still easily find a delicious broken rice restaurant to fill your stomach.

In particular, now broken rice is not only famous and favored by Vietnamese people, but even foreign tourists who come here to travel are also “enthralled” with this delicious and filling dish.


Banh cuon is a light, easy-to-eat, easy-to-digest dish. Banh cuon is used as a popular breakfast dish everywhere. Hanoi banh cuon is a delicious, light breakfast food for Hanoi people.

The cake is thinly coated, and sprinkled with onions, wood ear mushrooms, and fragrant meat that attracts eaters. A little dipping sauce adds flavor to the snack. Banh cuon is often eaten with raw vegetables such as coriander, marjoram, and lettuce. If you don’t want to eat out, you can also make it at home.

Reference price: 15,000 VND – 25,000 VND


Many culinary writers say that the sophistication of bun cha can make foreign tourists fascinated, which is the “just enough” cultural feature in the traditional dish. Just enough meat – not too lean or too fatty, just enough vegetables, fish sauce and vermicelli so you can enjoy the meal.

In Hanoi, it is not difficult to find a bun cha restaurant, including some familiar places such as Dac Kim on Hang Manh Street, Sinh Tu on Nguyen Khuyen, Huong Lien on Le Van Huu, Thuy on Phat Loc Lane, Duy Diem on Ngoc Khanh… Along with pho, banh mi and many other famous traditional dishes, bun cha is being mentioned around the world as a representative of Vietnamese cuisine.

Reference price: 30,000 VND – 60,000 VND


Hu tieu is a Vietnamese dish made with shrimp and fish, first sold in Nam Vang (the phonetic name of Phnom Penh), the main ingredients are chewy noodles, the main broth is minced meat, pork intestines cooked with . Then boil the noodles with broth and add additional ingredients such as bean sprouts, chives, minced meat and pork intestines.

This is considered a delicious dish, and later became popular instead of traditional noodles with just meat and bones. Depending on each person’s taste, pork intestines can be replaced with shrimp, crab, squid… but there must be minced meat. Noodle soup is probably a strange name for northerners because noodle soup is a Southern specialty, with a delicious spicy taste that makes you feel excited while eating it. There are many types of noodles such as beef ball noodles, mixed noodles… Many famous noodle brands such as Nam Vang noodles, My Tho noodles…

Reference price: 15,000 VND – 30,000 VND

9. TEA

Sweet soup has long been a familiar snack of Vietnamese people. In the past, simple sweet soup dishes were only lotus sweet soup, black bean sweet soup, and green bean sweet soup to cool down on hot summer afternoons. In addition, hot sticky rice and sweet soup are also delicious drinks for a cold afternoon.

Over decades, the old snacks have become more diverse with many different types of tea. Traditional tea retreats to a quiet but not obscure place. Ten-year-old tea shops still have the strong flavor of old tea with unchanged old ingredients, unique characteristics and not mixed with any other type of tea.

There are many different types of sweet soup such as lotus sweet soup, taro sweet soup, black bean sweet soup, mixed sweet soup… Eating sweet soup on hot summer days is wonderful, isn’t it? If you come to Hue, there are 36 types of sweet soup for you to choose from!

Reference price: 10,000 VND – 20,000 VND


When it comes to Central region cuisine, Hue beef noodle soup cannot be left out of the list. The typical flavor of the ancient capital of Hue beef noodle soup not only conquers diners across the country but also makes many Western visitors bewildered and miss it.

The combination of naturally sweet bone broth, soft and chewy pork sausage meat, Hue spring rolls with all kinds of herbs, the noodle dish is completely capable of conquering domestic and foreign diners.


This type of cake clearly shows the change in taste of Vietnamese fruit cakes: the delicious ingredients are the same but the difference lies in the size. Each small piece of banh Khot can make you greedy and want to eat more even though your taste buds are already filled with all the flavors…

The crispy crust is made from rice flour mixed with coconut milk, with a filling of fresh shrimp, green beans, green onions, and a little dried shrimp or shrimp floss on top.


Cao Lau was introduced to Vietnam by the Chinese in the 17th century. Cao Lau is neither a noodle dish nor a pho but is considered a famous mixed dish in Hoi An. Cao Lau is a dish consisting of golden noodles served with shrimp, pork, and raw vegetables. This Cao Lau dish is similar to Quang noodles and is eaten with very little broth.

The noodles are rolled thickly like Japanese Udon noodles, the dumplings are crispy and the pork is prepared almost like Chinese. The broth is clear and fragrant. This dish is served with herbs, true Vietnamese style. The special feature that makes this dish delicious is that the water is taken from Ba Le well, an ancient well in Hoi An.