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9/11/2019 10:56:05 AM

10 Vietnamese noodle dishes praised by foreign newspaper

Vietnamese cuisine in the eyes of international tourists is always appreciated. Here are 10 types of noodles were praised by foreign newspapers.


For foreign visitors to Vietnam, pho is the most famous dish, a must-try and can-not-miss when coming to the country. Although pho originated in Hanoi, it now can be enjoyed anywhere across Vietnam.

2. Bun bo Hue

This dish is best cooked by Hue people. It tastes best when served with bean sprouts, banana flowers and some herbs

3. Cao Lau

Cao Lau Hoi an is the foremost traditional food in Hoi An. It comprises of the signature cao lau noodles, slices of barbecue pork, pork crackling, bean sprouts, lettuce and herbs, it is then finished with a spoonful of stock.

4. Bun rieu (Vietnamese crab noodle soup)

Bun Rieu is a well-known dish to all local across Vietnam, but it is believed to originate from the North, especially from people of the Red River Delta.

Four main component to look out for in a bowl of Vietnamese crab noodle soup are crab paste, broth, noodles (or rice vermicelli), and meatballs. A bow of Bun Rieu, however, also features other participants: blood tofu/blood pudding, fried tofu, tomatoes, shrimps, dried shrimps, fried shallots sprinkled on top, and even sea nails.

5. Bun thit nuong (Vietnamese grilled pork and rice noodles)

Bun thit nuong is one of the various variations of Vietnam’s traditional rice noodles. No one lmpws exactly what was the inspiration to make this dish, but Bun thit nuong has become familiar with many Vietnamese, especially the people in the South. Bun, or rice vermicelli, served with different types of protein, especially grilled pork, herbs and fish sauce, instead of putting in soup, is a typical combination of many dishes in Southern Vietnam.

6. Bun dau mam tom

Bun dau mam tom can be understood as noodle with fried tofu and shrimp soup. This is a popular dish, especially in the North of Vietnam. It can attract you by the unique taste and special flavor which is really different from other street food. Only by seeing how the ingredients are arranged on the dish, you can feel a delicious one. The fatty taste of tofu, the savour of noodle and the uniqueness of Mam Tom create a special set which is extremely wonderful for you. It is sure that for every tourist who are Hanoi food lovers, Bun dau mam tom is very popular.

7. Bun mam

Bun Mam is a Mekong-style rice vermicelli soup dish from Soc Trang Province made with fermented fish, seafood and roast pork. Bun mam comprises bun (rice vermicelli), mam broth, shrimp, squid, crispy roasted pork belly, ca loc (catfish), cha ca (fish cake) and eggplant. One of the most important part of the dish are the fresh herbs involved.

8. Mi Quang

Mi Quang (also spelled my Quang) (literally: Quang style noodle), is a Vietnamese noodle dish that originated from Quang Nam Province in central Vietnam. In the region, it is one of the most popular and nationally recognized food items, and served on various occasions such as at family parties, death anniversaries, and Tet. Mi Quang can also be found in many restaurants around the country, and is a popular lunch item.

9. Hu Tieu Nam Vang

Hu Tieu Nam Vang or Vietnam rice noodle with pork and seafood is one of the very popular street food in Vietnam, especially in the South.

10. Bun cha

President Obama fell in love with Vietnamese cuisine when he tried bun cha during his visit to Vietnam. Bun cha is a local dish that originated in Hanoi. Bun cha is served with grilled fatty pork (cha) over a plate of white rice noodle (bun) and herbs with a side dish of dipping sauce. 

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