10 Vietnamese Food Favorites You Will Love

Food is a big deal in Vietnam, with most people dining out daily if not multiple times a day. And who can blame them when flavors are so big and Vietnam food prices are so low?

Savvy visitors will opt to eat with Vietnamese locals in open-air cafés, often sitting on tiny plastic chairs and sharing tables with strangers.

Food travelers will adore these meals both for the food and experience, not to mention the cheap prices.

Pho (Phở)


Named after the flat, fettuccine-like Pho noodles that fill the bowl, Pho in Vietnam is pure magic. Ironically, though, Vietnamese noodle soup is different depending on where you slurp it.

Banh Mi (Bánh Mì)

All Banh Mi vendors sell baguettes filled with a range of meats, paté, cucumbers, and other savory ingredients.


Bun Cha (Bún Chả)

Always a local favorite, Bun Cha hit the international radar when President Barack Obama and Anthony Bourdain rolled up their sleeves.


To dip rice vermicelli noodles (bún) into little bowls filled with a grilled combination of ground and whole pork drenched in Nuoc Cham (Nước Chấm).

Egg Coffee (Cà Phê Trứng)

Egg Coffee is more of a dessert (think Creme Brulee) than a beverage. Made with egg yolks, sugar and condensed milk, Egg Coffee is the best drink you will eat in Vietnam.


Bun Bo Hue

Ironically, Bun Bo Hue translates to Beef Noodle Soup from Hue even though Bun Bo broths are often made with some pork.


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