8 Must-Try Street Food in Vietnam

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Vietnam is one of the Southeast Asian foodie destinations that have a vibrant street food scene. There is a wide array of delicious dishes and treats you can relish for cheap in the streets of Hanoi, Ho Chi Minh, and other cities across the country. Exploring the many delectable street foods is one culinary adventure for the bucket list. Here are some Vietnamese dishes to try when visiting the country.

Banh Canh Cua
Banh Canh Cua
What is it: Noodle dish similar to udon, it is made of thick noodles — made with rice or tapioca flour or a mix of both — and crab; served with green onions, fresh lime, and green onions

Banh Cuon
Banh Cuon
What is it: Steamed rice crepes with ground port and mushrooms for fillings, served with fish sauce and chili on the side, often served for breakfast but can be eaten anytime

Banh mi
Banh mi
What is it: Sandwich made with Vietnamese baguette filled with meat like pork ham, pate gan (liver paste), cucumber, green onion, coriander, chili, pickled carrots and white radish

Bun Bo Hue
Bun Bo Hue
What is it: Soup made with lemongrass, chili, and meat, seasoned with paprika, fermented shrimp paste

Bun Cha Ha Noi
Bun Cha Ha Noi
What is it: A dish consisting of grilled pork and noodles; served with fish sauce, carrot, garlic, and young papaya

Bun Moc
Bun Moc
What is it: Soup dish made with rice vermicelli noodles, pork and mushroom broth, and served with slices of lua (pork meatloaf)

Bun Rieu Cua
Bun Rieu Cua
What is it: Crab and tomato soup

Pho Bo
Pho Bo
What is it: Soup dish consisting of beef and noodles, a popular Vietnamese dish for locals and tourists alike

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