Every Vietnamese dish is prepared with fresh ingredients, relying heavily on vegetables and herbs, and is considered one of the healthiest cuisines in the entire world. Their meals are also some of the tastiest foods that people can eat. Anyone that hasn’t eaten a Vietnamese dish before needs to try a few of them to see what all the fuss is about.
Here are 5 impressively delicious Vietnamese dishes that everyone must eat:
Pho is a staple in Vietnam and it is a soup made with flat rice noodles and either a beef or chicken broth. The best thing about pho is that it can be seasoned any way a person likes it using sauces, herbs, and spices.
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2. Bánh xèo
This savory pancake is fried, so it is not as healthy as it may appear. However, it still tastes as delicious as it looks. It is a pork and shrimp crêpe that is flavored with turmeric and then filled with bean sprouts before serving.
Xoi is a savory sticky rice that can be eaten alone as a main meal since it comes with any number of items that can be mixed in. People can choose from pieces of chicken or pork or they can have fried or preserved eggs added to this dish. No matter what they choose, it always comes with dried shallots on top.
Chè is a delicious dessert soup that is often described as both sweet and savory. There are numerous variations of this dish with what ingredients are included, but some of the popular ones include grass jelly, tapioca fruit, and coconut cream. While this dish can be found year-round, most people will order it with a scoop of crushed ice on a hot day.
5. Banh Cuon
These little rolls are filled with pork that has been seasoned as well as chopped wood ear mushrooms. They are then wrapped in steamed and fermented rice batter. When eating this delicacy, people will dunk it into a fish sauce.
Extra: Weasel Poop Coffee
While all these Vietnamese dishes are phenomenal, nothing is better than sitting down with a cup of weasel coffee, also known as Kopi luwak. This is the most expensive coffee in the world, and while it is good, the story of where the coffee comes from is unique.
Weasels will eat only the best coffee beans that are available, and the beans then go through the digestive tract of the weasel where all the bitterness of the bean is eliminated. The beans are then expelled from the weasel as poop, which is collected, washed, and dried in the sun for three days. Once that process is complete, the beans are roasted, bagged, and sold like any other coffee bean.
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