Vietnam Food Cuisine
any of us may be somewhat familiar with Vietnamese cuisine thanks to the many eateries found here in Singapore. But like how our Hainanese chicken rice or laksa tastes kinda different in other countries, most of the Vietnam dishes here have probably been tweaked to suit our local taste buds.
Vietnamese cuisine typically focuses on a balance of fragrance, taste and colour and appeals to the five senses, from the visual arrangement of the food to the crispy ingredients used like fresh raw vegetables or bean sprouts. The dishes are then completed with a variety of condiments, fish sauce being the most common and indispensable one that you can probably find on every table here.
Vietnamese cuisine has been influenced by Chinese and French throughout its history, resulting in many similar dishes we see today like dumplings, popiah, and baguettes. Let's look at some of the authentic Vietnamese cuisine that you should try in your Vietnam trip!
Probably the most popular and iconic dish of Vietnam, pho is noodle soup dish that's traditionally eaten for breakfast. It is made with rice noodles and served with a rich bone broth completed with vegetables, herbs and chicken or beef.
You can literally find banh mi food stalls all over the country. It's a soft fluffy baguette that comes with a rich choice of fillings. A perfect snack for any time of the day.
Quite similar to our chee cheong fun here in Singapore, banh cuon is a traditional North Vietnam dish that's made with steamed rice noodle rolls completed with delicious fillings.
Another traditional snack to try is luti gendang, fried fluffy bread with fish floss fillings. Prefer some crackers or keropok? Try some fried spicy emping melinjo, cracker chips made from bitternut.
A crispy pancake made typically with rice flour. This famous street food is then filled with fresh ingredients like pork strips, shrimp and bean sprouts before frying it to perfection.
A cup of java to start the day right. How about a little twist? Try the egg coffee here! Cà phê trúng” is a rich Vietnamese coffee base with frothy egg yolk and condensed milk on top.
Vietnamese spring rolls that are typically packed with crispy salad, prawns and pork, and then served with a sweet-and-spicy dip topped with peanuts.
Hến Xúc Bánh Tráng
One of the most favourite dishes in Vietnam to go with a round of beer. Stir-fried baby soft clams with crunchy sesame rice crackers marinated in various herbs and spices brings a blissful blend of texture and taste.
A sweet savoury Vietnamese snack loved by locals and tourists alike. Typically a combination of sticky glutinous rice, turmeric, green mung bean paste and dried shallots.
Hungry much? Check out our Vietnam packages below and head over to satisfy your taste buds!
- - 6D5N Hanoi Halong Bay Sapa by Train from $528
- - 6D5N Hanoi Halong Bay Sapa by Bus from $478
- - 5D4N Da Nang Hoi An & Hue from $438
- - 5D4N Hanoi - Ninh Binh - Halong Bay Overnight Cruise from $388
- - 5D4N Hanoi Halong Bay Overnight on Junk from $368
- - 4D3N Ho Chi Minh City - Cu Chi Mekong from $238