Unlike lesser-known gems like Cambodia and to some extent Korea, Vietnam is well-known for its varied and flavourful food options. With dishes like pho, spring rolls, bun cha, and banh mi sandwiches, Vietnamese food hardly flies under the radar. It’s very possibly that you’ve encountered at least a few of these dishes, but I hope they offer inspiration and/or nostalgia nonetheless!
Flavourful seasonings and incredibly fresh produce tend to be the rule rather than the exception. If you’ve sampled Vietnamese dishes in restaurants back home, just imagine how much more delightful these meals taste when served in their country of origin!
Unfortunately, I didn’t have any pictures of banh mi, although I did enjoy it several times. This baguette sandwich contains cucumber, cilantro, chili sauce, mayo, carrots, and a variety of meats. The flavours are fantastic!
I hope you enjoyed my tour of Vietnamese cuisine! If you’re eager for more, check out my post on my cooking class experience in Hoi An. What’s the most delicious Vietnamese dish you’ve sampled?