Vietnamese cuisines: tasty food for you to try (part 1)

Phở

The first thing in the list is Phở 😊

Ingredients: broth (from beef stock/ chicken stock), noodle (“phở”), meat (beef/ chicken), herbs.

Way to eat: just add some lemon/ vinegar, chili, pepper and enjoy your Pho bowl. You can also eat it with bagel twists ☺️

Popular addresses: 

Phở Bát Đàn – No. 49 Bat Dan, Hanoi, Vietnam

Phở Thìn – No. 13 Lo Duc, Hanoi, Vietnam

Phở Lý Quốc Sư – No. 10 Ly Quoc Su, Hanoi, Vietnam

Price: VND 30,000 – VND 70,000

However, I prefer Pho Kao – a restaurant chain. Although this chain is quite new compared to the above restaurants, its quality is good.

Bún chả

Ingredients: grilled pork, rice noodle (“bún”), dipping sauce (diluted fish sauce with sugar, lemon/ vinegar, garlic, chili, pepper), fresh herbs.

Way to eat: eat one bite of grilled pork with rice noodle and fresh herbs dipping in the sauce; then chew it and enjoy the texture and tasty of the grilled fatty meat mixed with the fresh noodle and herbs in the funky sauce.

Popular addresses: 

Bún chả Hương Liên – No. 24 Le Van Huu, Hanoi, Vietnam

Price: VND 30,000 – VND 50,000

Bánh mì

Do you know that the word “Bánh Mì” was added to the Oxford English Dictionary on 24 March 2011?

Ingredients: Vietnamese baguette (with thin crust and airy crumbs), pate (pork liver or chicken liver)/ grilled meat/ fried fish cake, coriander leaves, cucumbers, pickled carrots, chili.

Way to eat: just take a bite and enjoy the crispy bread mixed with the tasty of pate, meat and vegetables.

There are various types of Banh Mi with other ingredients according to characteristics of each region.

Hanoi city

Bánh mì Pate: pate, pork, coriander leaves, cucumbers, pickled carrots, chili.

Popular addresses: 

Bánh mì Phố Huế: No. 118 Hue Street, Hai Ba Trung District, Hanoi, Vietnam.

Bánh mì Phúc: No. 9 Yet Kieu Street, Hai Ba Trung District, Hanoi, Vietnam.

Price: VND 20,000 – VND 50,000

Bánh mì chảo (served in hot cast iron pan): pate, steak, omelet.

Popular addresses: 

Bánh mì chảo Cột Điện: No. 104, 105B C3 Nghia Tan Dormitory area, Cau Giay District, Hanoi, Vietnam.

Price: VND 20,000 – VND 50,000

Hai Phong city

Bánh mì cay: pate with special chili sauce.

Popular addresses:

Bánh mì cay Đinh Tiên Hoàng: No. 37 Dinh Tien Hoang, Hong Bang District, Hai Phong city, Vietnam.

Bánh mì cay Bà Già: No. 57 Le Loi, Ngo Quyen District, Hai Phong city, Vietnam.

Price: VND 2,000 – VND 3,000

Hoi An city

Bánh mì Hội An: roast meat, grilled meat, fried eggs, etc.

If you come to Hoi An, you will definitely hear about the unique Bánh Mì here.

Here are the popular addresses:

Bánh mì Phượng: No. 2B Phan Chu Trinh, Hoi An, Vietnam.

Bánh mì Madame Khánh: No. 115 Tran Cao Van, Hoi An, Vietnam.

Price: from VND 15,000

Nha Trang city – a very well-known tourist destination of Vietnam

Bánh mì chả cá Nha Trang: fried fish cake (from basa fish or mackerel).

Ho Chi Minh city

Bánh mì thịt nướng Sài Gòn: grilled meat.

Well, it is a lot about Bánh mì. There are also many other types that I have not yet tried. I will update this list along the way 😊

Note: the food in the photos here were made by my mom or me 😊

I have no relationship with any address mentioned above.

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