Vietnam Travel7 Must-Try Street Foods in Vietnam

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There’s no doubt about it – Vietnamese food is some of the most delicious in the world. From street food to fine dining, you can find a variety of flavors and dishes to tantalize your taste buds. Here are seven must-try street foods in Vietnam that will have you coming back for more.

1. Pho

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Pho is a traditional Vietnamese soup, usually made with beef broth and rice noodles. The word pho means “soup” in Vietnamese. Pho is a popular street food in Vietnam, and it can be found on almost every street corner in the country’s major cities.

There are many variations of pho, including chicken, seafood, or vegetarian versions. Pho ga, or chicken pho, is one of the most popular versions of the dish. The broth is often flavored with cinnamon and star anise and garnished with green onions and fresh cilantro (coriander).

2. Banh Mi

This popular sandwich is made with a crispy French baguette, pickled vegetables, and your choice of meat or tofu. It’s the perfect blend of savory and sweet, and makes for a delicious on-the-go meal. Banh Mi is a popular Vietnamese sandwich that is made with a crispy French baguette, pickled vegetables, and your choice of meat or tofu. It’s the perfect blend of savory and sweet, and makes for a delicious on-the-go meal.

The most popular type of Banh Mi is the pork sandwich, but you can also find chicken, beef, shrimp, and vegetarian versions. The sandwich is typically served with mayonnaise, jalapeno peppers, and cilantro, but you can add other toppings such as pickled carrots or daikon radish.

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3. Xoi

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Xôi, also known as sticky rice or glutinous rice, is the most popular street food in Vietnam. This humble food is made from a variety of different ingredients, but it’s most commonly made with mung beans, bean paste, and coconut milk. It’s wrapped in banana leaves and steamed over hot coals until the rice becomes soft and chewy.

Xôi is commonly served with grilled meats like pork ribs or chicken wings because these meats are cooked over coals like xôi itself. You’ll also find xôi served with grilled shrimp or squid if you’re lucky enough to find one of the few places that serves seafood dishes for breakfast (which we highly recommend).

You’ll find many variations of xôi throughout Vietnam: some versions are topped with sugar or other sweeteners while others aren’t sweet at all! But no matter what variation you try out first, we’re sure you’ll enjoy this simple yet delicious dish!

4. Bun Cha

This dish is made with grilled pork patties and vermicelli noodles, and is served with a side of fresh herbs and dipping sauce. It’s a popular dish in Hanoi and is perfect for a quick lunch or dinner.

This dish is made with grilled pork patties and vermicelli noodles, and is served with a side of fresh herbs and dipping sauce. It’s a popular dish in Hanoi and is perfect for a quick lunch or dinner.

The pork patties are marinated in a delicious mix of garlic, sugar, fish sauce, and soy sauce, then grilled to perfection. The vermicelli noodles are soft and chewy, and the fresh herbs add a refreshing flavor to the dish. The dipping sauce is a mixture of vinegar, sugar, and chili peppers, and it goes perfectly with the grilled pork patties.

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5. Goi Cuon

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These fresh spring rolls are made with rice noodles, shrimp, pork, and vegetables, all wrapped up in a rice paper wrapper. They’re usually served with a dipping sauce on the side, making them the perfect finger food to share.

Goi Cuon, or fresh spring rolls, are one of the most popular Vietnamese dishes. They are made with rice noodles, shrimp, pork, and vegetables, all wrapped up in a rice paper wrapper. They are usually served with a dipping sauce on the side, making them the perfect finger food to share.

The rice paper wrappers are soft and chewy, and they are perfect for holding all of the delicious ingredients inside. The shrimp is cooked in a delicious mix of garlic, sugar, fish sauce, and soy sauce, and the pork is marinated in a mixture of vinegar, sugar, and chili peppers. The vegetables are fresh and crunchy, and they add a delicious flavor to the rolls.

If you’re looking for a quick and easy Vietnamese dish, then you need to try Goi Cuon!

6. Banh Xeo

This savory crepe is made with rice flour, water, and turmeric, and usually filled with shrimp, pork, and bean sprouts. It’s then fried until it’s crispy and golden brown, making for a delicious and indulgent treat.

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Banh Xeo is a popular Vietnamese crepe that is made with rice flour, water, and turmeric. It usually contains shrimp, pork, and bean sprouts, and is fried until it is crispy and golden brown.

The crepes are usually served with a dipping sauce, and they are the perfect finger food for sharing. They are crispy and delicious, and will definitely satisfy your cravings.

7. Che

This sweet dessert is made with rice, beans, and your choice of fruits or nuts. It’s often served in a bowl with a bamboo spoon, making it the perfect way to cool down on a hot day.

Che is a popular Vietnamese dessert that is made with rice, beans, and your choice of fruits or nuts. It’s often served in a bowl with a bamboo spoon, making it the perfect way to cool down on a hot day.

The dessert is sweet and refreshing, and it’s perfect for satisfying your sweet tooth. The rice and beans are soft and chewy, and the fruits or nuts add a delicious flavor and crunchy texture.

If you’re looking for a delicious and authentic Vietnamese meal, then you need to try these seven street foods. From savory dishes like Bun Cha and Banh Xeo, to sweet desserts like Che, there is something for everyone. The street foods are all easy to make and perfect for sharing with friends or family. So what are you waiting for? Start planning your trip to Vietnam today!

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MajesticLark7
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MajesticLark7

I can’t help but feel my mouth watering just reading about all of the delicious street food that Vietnam has to offer! From the savory Pho and Banh Mi to the sweet Ca Phe Sua Da, it’s clear that Vietnam’s street food scene is not to be missed. It’s no wonder that Vietnam is quickly becoming a must-visit destination for foodies all over the world!

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SoftRainbow45

to tantalize your taste buds with its diverse and flavorful offerings.

AskMeAnything88
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I can’t help but feel hungry just reading about these delicious street foods in Vietnam! The variety of dishes, from savory banh mi to sweet che, is truly impressive and I can’t wait to try them all. It’s wonderful how these foods offer a glimpse into Vietnam’s unique culinary culture and I’m grateful for the chance to experience them.

BiN22
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BiN22

Wow, this article about the 7 must-try street food in Vietnam is incredible! I had no idea that there were so many delicous dishes to try! I can’t wait to try them all – I’m sure I’m gonna love it. Plus, it’s great to knwo that I can experience the culture of the country through its food! Haha, I guess I’m gonna need to expand my stomach to fit it all!

music_lover8
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There are many delicious street foods in Vietnam that you must try if you’re ever in the country. Some of the most popular include bun cha (a type of Vietnamese noodle soup), banh mi (a type of sandwich made with French bread and a variety of fillings), and pho (a type of noodle soup).

WeekendWarriors
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If you’re looking for some delicious and hearty street food, be sure to check out the pho shops and banh mi joints. They’re all sure to pleased your taste buds with their hearty and savory dishes.

stevienguyen
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stevienguyen

I’m so excited to try all the delicious street food in Vietnam – what’s your favorite?

TeresaNguyen
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I know someone who actually went to Vietnam a few years ago and didn’t try pho! I couldn’t believe it when she told me. I know her from another forum and she was out there for work. I was so disappointed in her. haha

Caphezilla
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@teresanguyen Wow, that’s crazy. I’ve been to Vietnam for a month and tried pho like a hunnid times. There’s like 5 pho restaurants literally on every corner, you can’t miss it!

Caphezilla
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I love street food! I’ve been to Vietnam and Thailand and that’s where I got my love of street food.
I always try to find a new place to eat when I’m on vacation. You can find some really good food in Vietnam! And lets not forget to wash down the street food with some ca phe sua da aka Vietnamese iced coffee!

ElizabethGardner
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ElizabethGardner

I’m a huge fan of Vietnamese street food and I have to say, you’ve picked some great ones. My favorite is the banh mi. I love how they’re made with a crusty baguette instead of bread. The fillings are so good too and if it has good pate too, I can eat it everyday literally!

PopQueen92
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PopQueen92

I’ve been to Vietnam for work and had some delicious street food there. I remember that one time when I went to a market and saw these guys making fresh spring rolls. They were so fast and their hands were so nimble. It was amazing! The spring rolls were so good too!

BritishBurton
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I’m surprised that they didn’t include the most famous street food of all: Banh Trang Tron

EccentricLlama93
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EccentricLlama93

@BritishBurton

Wow, I had no idea Banh Trang Tron was so popular! It sounds delishous, I can’t wait to try it out next time I’m in Vietnam.

Hanbin_Fan
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Street food in Vietnam is the best and these are all amazing recommendations. Even if you don’t like seafood, you will find plenty of options for your to enjoy. Some are even vegetarian! 

LOFIre
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I miss the street food so much. I was planning a trip but it may get delayed again. Just can’t swing things with how the economy is right now. {emoji}:tear:  

AskAboutME
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I had this roll when I went last, I wish I knew what it was called. It is similar to the one pictured but it was not seafood, it had some sort of beef in it perhaps. I never have been able to find out what it was called!

LeShin
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LeShin

I’m a big fan of street food, so I’m dying to try these! Thanks for sharing this list.

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