Cuisine is always one of the topics that intrigue and make people crave to discover when it comes to Vietnam. The typical dishes of regions stretching across the S-shaped land are full of flavors that make diners remember forever. If you are a person who has a passion for food, especially Vietnamese cuisine. You should not miss the article below. Today’s article will introduce you to 10 Vietnamese snacks that you must try once in your life. Let’s explore.
Top 10 Vietnamese snacks you must try once in your life
Pho, Bun Cha, Bun Bo, Bun Rieu,.. must be very familiar and famous dishes of Vietnam. Surely, all international friends must try these dishes at least once when coming to Vietnam. Vietnam has a rich and diverse culinary source. Each dish is delicious and has its own culinary culture. Do you know all the Vietnamese snacks in addition to the main dishes above? Let’s explore Vietnamese cuisine with us
Crispy Vietnamese Pancake (Banh Xeo): The quintessence of Vietnamese cuisine
Banh xeo is a dish spread across all regions of Vietnam, this dish often appears in the South Central and Southern provinces. Pancakes in each region will be different in color, size, type of filling, and dipping sauce. The common point of all kinds of pancakes in Vietnam is that they are made from diluted rice flour. Then thinly coated on a pan and deep fried. This is a flour cake, wrapped with shrimp, meat, bean sprouts… And cooked in a pan filled with oil.
The delicious Vietnamese pancakes are the quintessence of Vietnamese cuisine with the combination of many different sources of ingredients. Each cake, whether processed in the Northern, Central or Western way, is full of protein, starch, fat and fiber, creating a rich flavor that is remembered no matter where you eat it.
Vietnamese Rice Rolls (Banh Cuon): Unique Vietnamese food
One of the indispensable names in the Top 10 most famous and delicious Vietnamese snacks is banh cuon. This is also one of the oldest dishes in Vietnamese folk dishes.
Banh cuon is made by coating thin rice flour into a cake shell. When the crust begins to stick, pour the filling including minced meat, wood ear, shiitake mushrooms, and dried onions. Then roll the cake, forming a delicious and beautiful roll cake. When finished, banh cuon will be displayed on a plate, sprinkled with dried onions, eaten with raw vegetables, fried rice and dipped in fish sauce. Fish sauce dipping banh cuon is usually lighter and mixed with pickles, garlic, chili, pepper…
Banh Mi: The Best Vietnamese snacks to fall in love with
Dubbed “the best sandwich in the world”, banh mi is one of the most famous snacks in Vietnam.
Bread in Vietnam is very diverse, can be sandwiched with many different types of fillings. Therefore, each row of bread may have a different recipe and taste. Mixed bread is a cake with a mixture of many different fillings. In which, indispensable are grilled meat, grilled spring rolls, spring rolls, eggs, vegetables, cucumbers, carrots, … Due to the low price, bread is often sold in the street or some shops, suitable with all classes.
Vietnamese Mini Savory Pancakes (Banh Khot): Vietnamese snacks with bold countryside style
If you are a foodie, you must have heard the name Banh Khot. The raw material for making banh khot is rice flour mixed with eggs, but the preparation must be skillful. On the white background of the cake stands out the red color of peeled shrimp, the green color of finely chopped scallions, sometimes with ground shrimp powder sprinkled on the surface of the cake.
The dipping sauce used for banh khot is sweet and sour fish sauce that is just right for diners. The cake is served with papaya, shredded carrots soaked in sugar vinegar, and salad vegetables, basil, coriander, perilla… making the dish more flavorful.
Bot Loc Cake, Beo Cake, Nam Cake: Hue traditional food
Bot Loc Cake is a small, clear-looking, chewy tapioca dumplings in Vietnamese cuisine. That can be eaten as appetizers or small snacks. They are usually filled with shrimp and pork belly, often being topped with fried shallots and served with sweet chili fish sauce. It is said to have originated from Hue, as the city was once the imperial capital of the Nguyen dynasty and known for having simple, yet sophisticated dishes.
Beo Cake is a Vietnamese snacks that is originated from Hue. It is made from a combination of rice flour and tapioca flour. It is popular street food in Vietnam. The ingredients include rice cake, dried shrimps, crispy pork skin, scallion oil, and dipping sauce. It is usually eaten as a snack but is now considered a dish in restaurants and can be eaten as lunch and dinner.
Nam Cake is a type of cake and a typical traditional cuisine of Hue, along with Beo Cake, Bot Loc Cake. This is a cake made from rice flour that is both delicious and healthy (old people, children, sick people can eat it). The filling of Nam Cake is usually wood ear, pork and spices. In Hue, Nam Cake is also vegetarian, only filled with green beans, used for the full moon day, the first day.
This is one of the famous cakes of Hue that you must try when coming to Vietnam
Fried spring rolls (Nem Ran): An indispensable dish on holidays and Tet in Vietnam
Fried spring rolls (also known as spring rolls in the South) is a traditional dish of Vietnamese people, often made on ancient occasions, or worshiping ancestors, especially during Tet.
Traditional fried spring rolls are rolls, with minced pork filling, mixed with vermicelli, mushrooms, wood ear … then rolled in rice paper rolls made from flour, then deep fried. Today, there are many different variations of fried spring rolls, including seafood spring rolls with seafood filling (shrimp, crab, fish) with deep-fried breaded crust.
Fried spring rolls are considered a popular family dish, almost every family eats spring rolls relatively often. Fried spring rolls can be eaten with rice. Or roll with rice paper, raw vegetables, cucumber with some vermicelli and fish sauce. Southerners have the dish “bun spring rolls”, eat vermicelli with spring rolls.
Vietnamese Spring Rolls (Goi Cuon): famous snacks all over 3 regions
Goi cuon is a popular dish in the North, Central and South regions, but the most popular is in the South. There is almost no fixed recipe for spring rolls because each region processes it differently, but the common ingredients include rice paper and filling.
In which, the filling is usually raw vegetables, vermicelli, meat (beef, pork), spring rolls, eggs and especially, the best salad roll has a whole shrimp inside. Spring rolls are eaten dipped with soy sauce, fish sauce or sauce, often for appetizers or drinking beer.
Goi cuon is not only a favorite snack of many Vietnamese people. It is also highly appreciated by foreign culinary experts. A dish that is both delicious and healthy
Ha Long Grilled squid (Cha Muc Ha Long): Delicious food you must try
If you have ever been to Ha Long Bay, you cannot miss the opportunity to enjoy the famous squid cake here. Grilled squid is made from the freshest squid of Ha Long Bay, so it is called the most famous delicious “Ha Long squid cake”.
Grilled squid of Quang Ninh sea is a dish made from squid fish. Squid is pounded by hand, seasoned with broken pepper and fish sauce, shaped into small flat, round pieces, fried, puffed up like a donut when cooked, slightly yellow in color… For quality squid rolls and very crispy
Ninh Hoa spring rolls (Nem Ninh Hoa): Vietnamese snacks with attractive flavors
Ninh Hoa spring rolls originate from Ninh Hoa district, Khanh Hoa province. However, this dish is known by many domestic and foreign tourists as a delicious dish in Nha Trang, which is more than 30km from Ninh Hoa.
Diners know Ninh Hoa spring rolls with two main types: sour spring rolls and grilled spring rolls. Each type of spring rolls has a different flavor, but they are all very delicious and attractive. After enjoying Ninh Hoa spring rolls, visitors cannot forget the typical taste of this delicious Nha Trang dish.
Ninh Hoa grilled spring rolls are made with finely ground pork. After grilling on embers, the meat is golden brown and fragrant.
In particular, Ninh Hoa grilled spring rolls are served with deep-fried rice paper, raw vegetables and dipping sauce. The accompanying vegetables include cucumber, green banana, sour star fruit, lettuce, basil, lettuce, green mango…
All are wrapped in dotted rice paper, mixed with a separate dipping sauce only for Ninh Hoa spring rolls.
The dipping sauce is a very important factor that makes the special taste that many people remember of this delicious Nha Trang dish. The dipping sauce is elaborately prepared with ingredients such as meat, shrimp, pork liver, roasted peanuts, garlic, minced chili … creating a smooth yellow sauce that is extremely beautiful.
Thus, a piece of fried spring rolls, fragrant yellow, fresh vegetables, crispy fried rice paper and rich dipping sauce … blend together, creating an extremely attractive flavor.
Therefore, Ninh Hoa grilled spring rolls become famous, so that tourists when traveling to Nha Trang want to enjoy.
Vietnamese Pizza (Banh Trang Nuong): Favorite food with Vietnamese young people
Banh Trang Nuong is one of the most popular snacks among young Vietnamese people. It is especially popular in Da Lat and Ho Chi Minh City.
Rice paper is grilled on charcoal with butter, eggs, pork, sausage, chili sauce, scallions, … Wait until the ingredients are cooked and the cake becomes crispy, you have a Vietnamese snack that is both cheap and delicious.
Banh Trang Nuong is crispy and delicious, and the filling has a blend of delicious ingredients. Baked rice paper must be eaten while it is still hot, while eating and breathing because it is spicy and hot to feel the appeal of this “ten thousand people” dish.
So the article has given you a lot of detailed information about famous Vietnamese snacks. Hope you can enjoy all the above dishes when coming to Vietnam.