Are you thinking of taking the plunge into Việtnamese cuisine?
Good call! Aside from being absolutely delicious, it’s a culinary sensation with a deep history behind it. But with so many vibrant, tasty and energetic options, where do you begin? Here are four great dishes to start you on your food journey to Việtnam.
These moreish tubes of flavour heaven are the best place to start on your journey to Việt-nom! These little soldiers are packed full of fresh and healthy deliciousness – asian greens, herbs, vermicelli noodles and various combinations of pork, beef and seafood. They’re best enjoyed slathered in Hoisin or Nước Mắm sauce while sneaking in a cheeky bit of Insta at work.
While the debate rages on for team ‘fo’ or for team ‘fer’ (Spoiler: It’s ‘fer’) the one thing that can be agreed upon is that Phở is the best.
Seriously. It’s THE BEST.
It’s an amazing mix of rich broth, slurpy noodles and tender meat. This fantastic combo is topped off with an aromatic mix of herbs, which are packed full of natural goodness.
The sandwich staple of Việtnam that combines the flavours of French and Việtnamese cuisine. It’s an eclectic throw together of cold cut meats, pate, carrot, cucumber and coriander – all snuggled together in a crispy baguette roll. Yum!
Bao will change your life. These lil’ delicious buns are made up of sweet, fluffy soft bread and can be filled with all sorts of yummy things. Pork, minced beef, taro bean – the list goes on. You HAVE to kick start any Việtnamese feast with some bao – just be prepared to order a second round of them.
There you have our top 4 recommendations – do you have a favourite Việtnamese dish that you think it great place to start for newcomers?