From dumplings and crispy snacks to pure vegetarian dishes and seafood, Vietnam has much to offer those who are looking for a culinary journey. Here are the basics of Vietnamese street food if you are travelling here for the first time.
This is a pronounced “fer” with an upward inflexion much like asking a question. It is the name of a soup that comes from Hanoi. It is made of beef bone or oxtail broth, with pepper, star anise and cinnamon for flavouring. It will be served with noodles and other vegetables too. it is available at restaurants like Art Space Hoi An.
Bun Bo Hue
Yet another popular street food, this too is a noodle soup with rice noodles, tender chunks of beef and broth prepared with pineapple and shallot. Yes, the flavours are intense, and it is even available at Top restaurants in Hoi An.
This is a little snack made from coconut and rice flour. It is a tiny pancake with a filling of pork and vegetables and sizzles when it’s in the pan.
Lẩu – Hot Pot
Certainly, an interesting way to have a meal where the pot of cooking broth is set up on your table. You will be given noodles and other ingredients to use as you please.