Despite not processed by top-ranked chiefs in renowned restaurants, street food in Vietnam still receives the sentiment of domestic and international tourists due to their distinctive flavor. The article will introduce you Vietnam’s best street food including phở (noodles soup), bun cha (rice vermicelli with grilled pork), cao lau (high floor), banh mi (Vietnamese bread), bột chiên (Pan-fried scrambled egg rice cake), cà phê trứng (Egg coffee) and bánh khọt (Vietnamese mini pancake). Besides, to get more knowledge of Vietnamese cuisine, you can read the article of Top food and eating tips for Vietnam.
Phở (Noodles soup)
Walking through the streets of big cities, you can easily witness a “phở” restaurant crowded with diners. Pho is a bowl of soup consisting of fresh noodles, herbs, chicken and beef, all of which are the main ingredients of Vietnamese cuisine. Pho has the delicious taste with cheap prices and can be found out in many places throughout Vietnam.
Bun cha (Rice vermicelli with grilled pork)
It is possible that pho is the most popular dish in Vietnam but bun cha is the first choice for lunch of Hanoi’s people. When you see plumes of smoke after 11 a.m, restaurants start to grill pork on charcoal to prepare bun cha to serve their customers. The crisply baked meat will be served with a bowl of sauce, noodles and lettuces.
Cao Lau (High Floor)
As one of the most famous dishes in Vietnam, Cao Lau is the combination of many different cultures. This dish origins in Hoi An, where was previously a busy trading port and had cultural exchanges between various regions. The noodles are as thick as Japan’s udon and the pork is quite similar to China’s while the broth and herbs carry the characteristic taste of Vietnam.
Bánh mì (Vietnamese Bread)
Bread was brought to Vietnam by the French. However, due to the creativity, the Vietnamese raise this food to a higher level.
The chefs in the northern Vietnam take advantages of a variety of materials of protein and fat such as butter and pate. However, the bread in the southern Vietnamese contains a lot of cheese, ham, sausage, fried egg, coriander and chili.
Bột chiên (Pan-fried scrambled egg rice cake)
Bột chiên is one of the street foods that is preferred by a considerable people in Ho Chi Minh City. The mixture of egg and rice flour is fried in a large pan until it gets crispy and served with slices of papaya, shallots and green onions, peppers and vinegar.
Cà phê trứng (Egg coffee)
Basically, Vietnamese egg coffee is a beverage and also a dessert. Thick egg powders poured into on Vietnamese coffee will make a great impression on you.
In Hanoi, going along small alleys between souvenir shops on Hang Gai street and climbing up a narrow staircase, you will reach an egg cafe with magnificent views overlooking Hoan Kiem lake.
Banh Khot (Vietnamese mini pancake)
According to the poll at the International Food Festival that took place in Singapore in 2013, Banh Khot is regarded as one of most delicious food in the world. Bánh khọt is made from rice flour and has the filling of shrimp. After fried, this food is accompanied by lettuces, fresh peppers and sweet dipping sauce.