Delicious Vietnamese street food you will not forget after trying it out
Let poin out Vietnamese street foodyou certainly should give a try! You know, Vietnamese street foodhas one special characteristic: its name usually goes with a site.
Pho bo of Hanoi (Hanoi rice noodle soup with beef)
The heirloom pho is something you should not forget to enjoy when visiting the Capital Hanoi - Photo: Internet
Pho is a Vietnamese traditional food. The main ingredients of pho is banh pho (a kind of rice noodle) and soup. In each site, even each shop, pho has different taste. A bowl of pho is tasty or not depending on experiences and keys of the cooks.
Hanoi - the capital of Vietnam - is the site making pho become famous.
There is a well-known heirloom pho shop called “Pho Bat Dan”. The shop is older than a half of century. Guests coming here need to queue. Pho Bat Dan is very traditional with the transparent and fragrant soup, the soft and fatty red beef. The shop is one of shops you should not miss when visiting Hanoi.
Bat Dan beef noodle soup shop
49 Bat Dan Street, Cua Dong Ward, Hoan Kiem District, Hanoi.
Price: about 40,000 VND/bowl (about 1.83 USD)
Banh khot (mini-pancake) of Vung Tau (Vung Tau City, Ba Ria - Vung Tau Province)
You should not miss a hot dish of banh khot when visiting Vung Tau - Photo: Internet
When visiting Vung Tau City, you can ask the locals where you can go for banh khot, and the answer will be Goc Vu Sua Shop. This is a popular shop considered to have the best banh khot. Sometimes, people have to queue to wait for their turns.
Banh khot of this shop is crispy and has shrimp filling. It is served with lettuce, herbs, papaya pickle and sweet and sour fish sauce. Yummy!
Goc Vu Sua mini-pancake shop
14 Nguyen Truong To Street,Ward 2, Vung Tau City, Ba Ria - Vung Tau Province
Price: 40,000 VND/dish (about 1.83 USD)
Bun bo Hue of Sai Gon (beef rice noodles)
Bun bo Hue of Sai Gon (beef rice noodles) - Photo: Internet
Bun bo Hue is derived fromHue (Vietnam)and has become a favorite food of Saigon people for a long time. The advantage of the food is the fact that it can be served for breakfast, lunch and dinner. Saigon people make many variations of bun bo Hue such as bun bo tai (served with undercooked beef), bun bo gan (with beef tendon) or bun bo cha (with grilled chopped meat), which makes guests feel interested.
It is not difficult to find a bun bo Hue shop in Saigon, but maybe the original taste will be found in Huong Giang Shop. Here, bun bo has a bold soup with a little sweet and spicy taste and fragrance of lemongrass, served with banana flower, basil, bean sprouts, chili pickle and chili satay. Try it once and you will remember it forever!
Huong Giang beef noodles shop
130 Ni Su Huynh Lien Street, Ward 10, Tan Binh District, Ho Chi Minh City
Phone number: (08) 66 842 307
Price: from 25,000 VND to 40,000 VND/bowl (1.14 - 1.83 USD)
Banh cuon Thanh Tri of Hanoi (Thanh Tri stuffed pancake)
Banh cuon Thanh Tri of Hanoi (Thanh Tri stuffed pancake) - Photo: Internet
This is a famous food of Hanoi people, the speciality of Thanh Tri Village. People use a kind of particular rice to make thin and smooth rice slices. The food is white and clammy a bit, served with grilled chopped meat, lean pork paste, chervil, fried onion and a particular sauce.
Some sites for the food:
- Ba Hoanh stuffed pancake shop: 66 To Hien Thanh Street, Bui Thi Xuan Ward, Hai ba Trung District, Hanoi
- Hang Ga Street, Hoan Kiem District, Hanoi
- 17 Cha Ca, Hang Dao Ward, Hoan Kiem District, Hanoi
Price: from 30,000 VND to 40,000 VND/dish (about 1.37 - 1.83 USD)
Hu tieu (Kuy teav) of My Tho (My Tho City, Tien Giang Province)
Hu Tieu My Tho of My Tho people (Tien Giang Province) is cooked by a traditional recipe - Photo: Internet
Hu tieu of My Tho is cooked by a traditional recipe of My Tho people. The food consists of rice noodles, minced pork, pig’s tripe and soup. The rice noodles of My Tho is big and transparent, made of rice. At the first glance, you may find the food not special, but if giving it a try, you will feel it is something different
Some sites for the food:
- The area of Quay Bridge, trung Trac Street, My Tho City, Tien Giang Province
- Ap Bac Street and Nam Ky Khoi Nghia Street, My Tho City, Tien Giang Province
Price: From 20,000 VND to 40,000 VND/bowl (about 0.91 - 1.83 USD)
Mi Quang (Quang noodles) of Hoi An (Hoi An City, Quang Nam Province)
Mi Quang of Hoi An attracts tourists by its delicious flavor - Photo: Internet
Mi Quang of Hoi An is different from other sites’. It is delicious because of the combination of many ingredients: the big white soft and clammy noodles, herbs, bean sprouts, green chili, ricepaper, soup with shrimp, fatty pork, etc.
Some sites for the food in Hoi An:
- Phu Chiem Shop on Nguen Hue Street
- Minh Lương Ong Hai Shop on Truong Minh Luong Street
- Noodles of Aunt Hat by Hoai River
Price: about 20,000 VND/bowl (0.91 USD)
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