Vietnamese Cuisine

Vietnamese cuisine is simple and delicious. There are a mixture of textures and flavors. The key is the use of fresh ingredients!

Starters and Sides

Vietnamese Summer Rolls (Goi Cuon)

A delicious Vietnamese salad roll that cools you down! Makes for a great appetizer or main dish! Make for your next party! Summer rolls or Goi Cuon are a favored dish in Vietnam. They originated in China, but after Chinese immigrants introduced the concept to Vietnam the recipe was tailored to Vietnamese ingredients and flavors.…

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Pickled Daikon Radish and Carrots (Cu Cai Ca Rot Chua)

This classic crunchy Vietnamese condiment will compliment many meals! In Vietnam pickled daikon radish and carrots is a favorite condiment in many households. The sweet and sour taste along with the crunchiness of the vegetables make this condiment truly unique. It usually complements many dishes in Vietnamese cuisine like Rice noodles and fresh herbs or…

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Vietnamese Fried Spring Rolls (Cha Gio)

These crispy Vietnamese spring rolls are a tasty treat! Spring rolls or Cha gio are a well beloved food in Vietnam. These crispy rolls are usually made with ground pork or crab that is wrapped in thin rice or wheat wrappers before they are fried. Traditionally the rolls were eaten by hand and would be…

Vietnamese Pate Chaud (Meat Pie)

This flaky savory Vietnamese pastry is unique and delicious! Pate Chaud is very easy to make and is a definite crowd-pleaser! Pate chaud or Banh pate so translates into “hot pastry pie” in French. Pate chaud is a popular French-inspired pastry that is eaten in Vietnam. It is a flaky lightly layered pastry that is…

Main Dishes

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Rice Noodles with Fresh Herbs (Bun voi rau thom)

Makes for a fresh and healthy lunch or dinner meal! Bun (pronounced boon) also known as rice vermicelli, are used in many types of Vietnamese cooking like soups and noodle salads. They are sold as small, thin rice sticks and are quite fragile. In Vietnam bun is sold fresh, but they are available at many…

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Cellophane Noodle Soup with Chicken (Mien Ga)

Vietnamese cellophane noodles or mein are also called glass noodles for their translucent appearance. They are made of mung bean starch. Cellophane noodles are available in various widths with a wiry and stiff appearance. They are used in many stir fry dishes, soups, and salads. During Tet, Vietnamese New Year, chicken or ga is a…

Vietnamese Lemongrass Pork Chops (Thit Heo Nuong Xa)

Bring this simple and easy dish to your table! It is full of wonderful Vietnamese flavors! Pork is an essential protein in Vietnamese cuisine. Thus, Lemongrass Pork Chops or Thit Heo Nuong Xa is a very popular dish in Vietnam. This dish is not just the pork chop though. It is an assembly of pork,…

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Chicken Pho (Pho Ga)

This soup is so warm and comforting! People of all ages love it! Pho is a noodle soup that originates from Vietnam. Scholars debate whether pho soup was inspired by Chinese or French influences. Pho consists of broth, meat, and rice noodles. It is usually served with herbs, bean sprouts, lime wedges, and fresh chilies.…

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Stuffed Bitter Melon Soup (Canh Kho Qua)

This Vietnamese classic is easy to make! Bitter melon or hu qua is a commonly used vegetable in Vietnam. It is a relative of cucumbers. Bitter melon has large bumps and ridges, and is a long vegetable that grows on a vine. It is highly nutritious with a strong bitter taste. The vegetable can be…

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Bun Bo Hue (Hue Beef Noodle Soup)

This popular soup from Hue, Vietnam is full of flavor! Bun Bo Hue is a noodle soup from Vietnam, specifically Hue. Hue is a city in central Vietnam. The dish Bun Bo Hue is made with beef and pork, and flavored with lemongrass and chilies. It is traditionally prepared to be spicy. There are special…

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Chao Ga (Vietnamese Chicken Rice Porridge)

This Vietnamese comfort food can be eaten for breakfast, lunch, or dinner! Chao Ga is Vietnamese for Chicken Rice Porridge. It is a popular breakfast dish in Vietnam. The porridge is a simple dish of rice boiled in stock or water. It derives from the Chinese recipe for congee, but this style of porridge is…

Turkey Pho

Got leftover turkey bones? Do you have some extra white or dark turkey meat? Use those ingredients to make luscious turkey pho! This soup is so warm and comforting! Pho is a noodle soup that originates from Vietnam. Scholars debate whether pho soup was inspired by Chinese or French influences. Pho consists of broth, meat,…

Thit Kho Trung (Vietnamese Braised Pork with Eggs)

This is real Vietnamese comfort food! Most Vietnamese households will have a recipe for Thit Kho Trung. This succulent pork dish beloved by adults and children alike! Thit Kho Trung is a Vietnamese dish made of braised pork and boiled eggs. The pork is cut into cubes that are braised in fish sauce, sugar, garlic,…

Grandma’s Beef Pho (Pho Bo)

There is nothing like a warm bowl of pho! Hot broth, chewy rice noodles, succulent meat, and fresh herbs…what’s not to like? The process may take a while, but the results are worth it! Pho is a noodle soup that comes from Vietnam. There has been much debate about whether pho soup was inspired by…

Desserts

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Sesame Rice Balls (Dau Xanh Vung)

A vegan Vietnamese treat! Dau Xanh Vung or sesame rice balls are a very popular treat in Vietnam. They are sweet dumplings made of rice flour, filled with mung bean paste, covered in sesame seeds, and then deep fried. Other versions of these dumplings can be sweet filled with taro root or red bean paste,…

Pandan Coconut Chiffon Cupcakes

These dairy free cupcakes taste so light and fluffy! Enjoy the exotic flavors. The pandan and coconut pair perfectly with each other. These cupcakes are so soft it will be like biting into a cloud! Cupcakes got their name from how they were originally prepared. Before muffin tins were invented cupcakes were baked in individual…

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