List of Vietnamese dishes

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File:Pho and Eggs in Ho Chi Minh city.jpg
Pho and eggs in Ho Chi Minh city

This is a list of dishes found in Vietnamese cuisine.

Noodle dishes

Name Image Region Type Description
Bánh canh Banh-Canh-Noodle-Soup.jpg Noodle dish Thick noodle[1][2]
Bánh hỏi Banh hoi.jpg Bình Định Province Noodle dish Extremely thin noodles that are woven into intricate bundles and often topped with chopped scallions and a complementary meat dish[1]
Bánh phở 120px Noodles Rice noodles
Bánh tằm cà ri 120px Cà Mau Noodles Spicy chicken curry over special rice noodles
Bún bò Huế Bunbo.jpg Thừa Thiên–Huế Province Noodle soup Huế style (hot and spicy) beef rice vermicelli soup with lemongrass and pork[3][4]
Bún chả 120px Hanoi Noodle dish Vermicelli noodles with grilled pork meatballs served over salad, herbs, bean sprouts, and sliced cucumbers
Bún măng vịt Noodle soup Bamboo shoots and duck noodle soup.[3]
Bún ốc 120px noodles with snails
Bún riêu Bun rieu.jpg Red River Delta Noodle soup Rice vermicelli in a tomato and crab broth[3][5]
Bún Thịt Nướng Bun thit nuong.jpg Noodle dish Grilled pork (often shredded) and cold vermicelli noodles over a bed of greens (salad and sliced cucumber), herbs and bean sprouts. Also often includes a few chopped up egg rolls, spring onions, and shrimp. Served with roasted peanuts on top and a small bowl of nước chấm.[1][3][6]
Cao lầu 120px Quảng Nam Province Noodle dish Originated from Quang Nam Province in central Vietnam, mì quảng is adamant about maintaining a variety of colors and textures, featuring a pork and shrimp-based broth, the chewy yellow of the thick turmeric noodles, the bright green ribbons of lettuce, the soft earthy pork, the tenderness of the shrimp, the pleasant crunch of crushed peanut between your teeth, and the snap of the sesame-freckled rice crackers.
Cellophane noodles
miến, bún tàu, bún tào
Dongfen.JPG Noodles
Hủ tiếu 120px Southern Vietnam Noodle soup Chinese/Cambodian noodle soup traditionally consisting of rice noodles with pork broth.
Mì Quảng Mì Quảng.jpg Quảng Nam Province Noodle dish Ingredients often vary, but dishes most often consist of wide rice noodles served with little broth, pork chops, chicken, shrimp, vegetables, peanuts, and bánh tráng.
Mì xào dòn Instant noodles with cabbage egg and carrot.jpg Noodle dish Deep-fried egg noodles, topped with seafood, vegetables, and a sauce
Phở Pho-Beef-Noodles-2008.jpg Hanoi Noodle dish Noodle soup served with various cuts of beef and onions.[5] Often eaten with basil, mint, lime, and bean sprouts
Rice noodles
bánh canh, bánh phở
Reisnudeln.JPG Noodles Made from rice flour
Rice vermicelli
Reisnudeln.JPG Noodles A type of rice noodles


Name Image Region Type Description
Bánh bá trạng 120px Dumpling Bak Chang dumplings – like Chinese zongzi
Bánh bao Banhbao.jpg Dumpling Ball-shaped bun filled with pork and/or other ingredients[2]
Bánh bột lọc 120px Dumpling Wrapper made of tapioca starch packed with shrimp[2][4]
Bánh bột lọc trần Dumpling Dumplings with wrappers made of tapioca starch; similar to chaozhou fun guo
Bánh bột lọc lá Thừa Thiên–Huế Province Dumpling Tiny rice flour dumplings stuffed with shrimp and ground pork and wrapped in a banana leaf; from Huế
Bánh cam Banhran.jpg Southern Vietnam Dumpling Deep-fried glutinous rice sesame balls filled with sweetened mung bean paste; from southern Vietnam
Bánh ít Dumpling Small stuffed glutinous rice flour balls[2]
Bánh ít trần Dumpling "Naked" small stuffed glutinous rice flour balls
Bánh khúc Dumpling Glutinous rice ball
Bánh nậm Thừa Thiên–Huế Province Dumpling Flat rice flour dumpling from Huế stuffed with minced pork and mushroom, and seasoned with pepper and spices; wrapped in a banana leaf[2]
Bánh phu thê File:Bánh phu thê.jpg Bắc Ninh Province Dumpling Literally "husband and wife cake"; a sweet cake made of rice or tapioca flour and gelatin, filled with mung bean paste; also spelled bánh xu xê (su sê)
Bánh phu thê bột bán Dumpling Husband and wife cakes made with tapioca pearls
Bánh rán Banhran.jpg Northern Vietnam Dumpling Deep-fried glutinous rice sesame balls filled with sweetened mung bean paste; from northern Vietnam[2][7]
Bánh tẻ Banh te My Duc.png Hanoi Dumpling Small steamed rice cake wrapped with leaves of some local trees into a long, thin cylindrical shape, and boiled thoroughly.

Pancakes and sandwiches

Name Image Region Type Description
Bánh bèo 120px Quảng Bình Province Rice cake Small steamed savory rice cakes[2]
Bánh bột lọc 120px Huế Rice cake Rice dumplings made in a clear rice flour batter stuffed with shrimp and ground pork. Cooked inside a banana leaf.
Bánh căn Southern Vietnam Egg dish A southern specialty consisting of small pancakes made with quail eggs, cooked in small clay pans[1]
Bánh đúc 120px Rice or corn cake Rice cake or corn cake eaten as a dessert or savory meal
Bánh khọt 120px Bà Rịa–Vũng Tàu Province Pancake A southern specialty consisting of small, fried rice flour pancakes[2]
Bánh mì Bánh mì thịt nướng.png Sandwich Vietnamese sandwich[8]
Bánh rế Bình Thuận Province Pancake Deep-fried pancake
Bánh xèo 120px Southern Vietnam Crepe Coconut milk-flavored crepes[1][2][9]

Rolls and rice papers

Name Image Region Type Description
Bánh cuốn 120px Hanoi Roll Steamed rice roll[2][10]
Bánh tôm 120px Seafood dish Shrimp patties[2]
Bánh tôm Hồ Tây Hanoi Seafood dish A shrimp patty specialty originating from the area around West Lake (Tây Hồ), Hanoi
Bánh tráng Nems wafer DSC04723.JPG Central Vietnam, Binh Dinh Rice paper Rice paper
Bánh ướt 120px Khánh Hòa Province Rice paper Steamed rice paper[2]
Cha gio or Nem ran 120px Saigon Roll Fried pork spring rolls
Gỏi cuốn Summer roll.jpg Roll Soft vermicelli summer roll
Món cuốn Roll Roll which includes a variety of ingredients rolled in rice paper (bánh tráng)
bò bía
Popiah cu.JPG Roll Spring roll wrapped in a soft, thin paper-like crepe or pancake made from wheat flour
Trảng Bàng dew-wetted rice paper
bánh tráng phơi sương Trảng Bàng
Tây Ninh Province Rice paper Wetted rice paper

Soups and cháo (congees)

Name Image Region Type Description
Bird's nest soup
súp yến sào
Bird's Nest soup.jpg Soup Bird's nest soup
Canh chua 120px Mekong Delta Soup Hot and sour soup
Chạo tôm 120px Thừa Thiên–Huế Province Barbecued shrimp paste/mousse on a sugar cane stick
120px Rice dish Rice porridge
Lẩu Hot pot Spicy sour soup with assorted vegetables, meats, and seafood
Súp măng cua Soup Asparagus-crab combination soup

Other dishes

Name Image Region Type Description
trứng vịt lộn or hột vịt lộn
120px Egg dish Fertilized duck (or chicken) egg with a nearly-developed embryo inside that is boiled and eaten in the shell
Bánh "Cake" or "bread"
Bánh chưng 120px Northern Vietnam Rice dish Square-shaped steamed glutinous rice dumpling wrapped in a Phrynium placentarium leaf (lá dong)[2] The dish is a traditionally served around Vietnamese New Year to be eaten with pickled leeks
Bánh đa 120px Rice dish Called Bánh tráng nướng in the South, large round flat rice crackers
Bánh gối 120px Stuffed pastry Deep fried pastry stuffed with cellophane noodles, minced pork, cloud ear fungus and thin slices of chinese sausage[7]
Bánh lá 120px Hue Rice dish Parcel of a variety of rice stuffed with some fillings and wrapped in a leaf or leaves.
Black pudding
dồi tiết' (Northern) or dồi huyết (Southern)
Dồi.jpg Sausage Blood sausage
Bò 7 món 120px Saigon Meat dish 7 courses of beef
Cassava-based dishes
Chả Sausage Sausage
Cốm File:Com.JPG Red River Delta Rice dish Young rice, roasted and wrapped in lotus leaves; the accompaniment is ripened bananas
Cơm nắm 120px Rice dish Rice "sandwiches"
Cơm tấm 120px Rice dish Warm broken rice often served with a slab of grilled pork chop marinated in sugar and fish sauce (sườn), a slice of steamed pork loaf topped with egg yolks (chả trứng hấp), and a mixture of pork skin and thinly shredded pork (bì).
Giò lụa Chalua.jpg Sausage A pork sausage, similar to Bologna sausage
Hủ Tiếu Bò Kho File:Kho.jpg Meat dish Beef and vegetable stew[1]
Lò trấu 120px Fixed Rice Husk Stove
Nem chua Nem chua.jpg Meat dish Cured fermented pork
Ô mai 120px Fruit dish Snack made from salted dried apricot or sugared dried apricot
Ốc bươu nhồi thịt 120px Meat dish Minced snail mixed with ground pork, carrot, black mushroom stuffed in snail shell
chà bông
120px Meat dish Meat floss
Thit Bo Cuon La Lot Meat dish Ground beef wrapped in lolot (NEVER grape leaves)
Tiết canh 120px Blood
Xôi 120px Rice dish Sweet (ngọt) or savory (mặn) dish made from glutinous rice and other ingredients.
You tiao
Quẩy.jpg Doughnut A long, golden-brown, deep fried strip of dough

Sweet cakes and desserts

Name Image Region Type Description
Bánh bò Bánh Bò Màu rice cake.jpg Dessert "Cow cake", made from glutinous rice flour and coconut milk, with a honeycomb-like texture[2]
Bánh cáy 120px Thái Bình Dessert Rectangular-shaped sweet dessert made by roasting and grinding glutinous rice and other ingredients
Bánh da lợn 120px Dessert Colored steamed layer cake made from tapioca starch, rice flour, coconut milk and/or water, sugar, and other ingredients
Bánh chuối Best banana pancake Hoi An, Vietnam.jpg Dessert Banana cake[7]
Bánh Flan Homemadeflan.jpg Dessert
Bánh kẹp lá dứa 120px Dessert Pandan and coconut flavored waffle eaten plain
Bánh khoai mì Dessert Sweet cassava cake
Bánh pía 120px Sóc Trăng Province Dessert Teochew-style with durian
Bánh tét 120px Southern Vietnam Rice dish Log-shaped cylindrical glutinous rice cake, wrapped in a banana leaf and filled with a meat or vegetarian filling
Bánh tiêu Dessert Hollow doughnuts
Bánh trung thu Bánh trung thu.JPG Dessert Mooncake[2]
Chè 120px Dessert Sweet dessert soup or pudding[1][11]
Chè trôi nước Chexoinuoc2.jpg Southern Vietnam Dessert Dessert consisting of balls made from mung bean paste wrapped in a shell made of glutinous rice flour.
chè bánh lọt
Cendol in a Glass.JPG Dessert Coconut milk, a worm-like jelly made from rice flour with green food coloring (usually derived from the pandan leaf), shaved ice and palm sugar
Chuối Chiên Dessert Banana fried in a batter
Coconut candy
kẹo dừa
120px Bến Tre Province Dessert Candy made with coconut milk and coconut cream
Cơm rượu Comruou.jpg Southern Vietnam Dessert Dessert from Southern Vietnam, made from glutinous rice
Sữa chua Dessert Yogurt made with condensed milk
tào phớ
120px Tofu dish Soybean pudding
Grass jelly
thạch đen
GrassJellyBlocks.jpg Dessert Made by boiling the aged and slightly oxidized stalks and leaves of Mesona chinensis (member of the mint family) with potassium carbonate for several hours with a little starch and then cooling the liquid to a jelly-like consistency
Mè xửng Huế Thừa Thiên–Huế Province Dessert A chewy candy originally from the city of Huế, made with boiled down cane sugar, (into a soft and thick solid), coated with sesame seeds, and usually containing peanuts.
bánh trôi
120px Northern Vietnam Rice dish Boiled Glutinous rice balls – also called bánh chay; literally "floating cake") – served together with bánh chay[11]
Tapioca pudding
chè chuối
Tapioca pudding-2.jpg Dessert Made from bananas and tapioca
Taro cake
bánh khoai môn
Dessert Taro cake[7]
Thạch rau câu or sương sa Dessert Gelatin dessert
Rượu nếp Ruounepthan.jpg Northern Vietnam Dessert Sweet dessert made from black glutinous rice.
Sâm bổ lượng 120px Saigon Soup Sweet, cold soup

Condiments and sauces

Name Image Region Type Description
Fish sauce
nước mắm
120px Condiment A condiment that is derived from fish that have been allowed to ferment
120px Saigon Condiment Seasoning and for a quick "Maggi and Rice" dish common for the working class.
Hoisin sauce
tương đen
120px Condiment A popular condiment for phở in Ho Chi Minh City
Nước chấm 120px Condiment Dipping sauce
Peanut sauce
tương đậu phộng
Condiment Used in cuốn diếp
Shrimp paste
mắm tôm
120px Condiment Shrimp paste
Soy sauce
xì dầu or nước tương
Bouteille-siaw.jpg Condiment Condiment produced from fermented soybeans
Tương Condiment Condiments made from fermented bean paste


Name Image Region Type Description
Bia hơi 120px Beverage Fresh beer
Chanh muối 120px Beverage Salty limeade[11]
Hue Beer 120px Thừa Thiên–Huế Province Beverage
Nước mía Sugarcanejuice.jpg Beverage Sugar cane juice often mixed with kumquat juice[12]
Nước sâm Beverage Iced ginseng drink
Nước sắn dây hoa bưởi Beverage Made of kudzu and pomelo flower extract.
Rau má Beverage Iced pennywort juice often sweetened
Rượu cần 120px Tây Nguyên and Tây Bắc Beverage Rice wine
Rượu đế 120px Mekong Delta Beverage Rice liquor
Rượu thuốc Ruou thuoc 1.jpg Beverage Medicinal liquor
Snake wine
rượu rắn
120px Beverage
Soda sữa hột gà Beverage Iced soda with egg, sugar and milk
Soy milk
sữa đậu nành
120px Beverage Beverage made from soybeans
Vietnamese iced coffee
cà phê sữa đá
120px Beverage
Vietnamese lotus tea
trà sen, chè sen, or chè ướp sen
Vietnameselotustea.jpg Beverage A type of green tea produced in Vietnam that has been flavored with the scent of Nelumbo nucifera
Vietnamese tea
trà Việt
120px Beverage Green tea, similar to Keemun and Yunnan, but more sweet
Vietnamese wine Vietnamese wine-01 (1).jpg Beverage

See also


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  2. 2.00 2.01 2.02 2.03 2.04 2.05 2.06 2.07 2.08 2.09 2.10 2.11 2.12 2.13 2.14 "Alice's Guide to Vietnamese Banh (Steamed Cakes)". Dina and Brian's Site. Retrieved 1 June 2011.<templatestyles src="Module:Citation/CS1/styles.css"></templatestyles>
  3. 3.0 3.1 3.2 3.3 Dang, Vinh. "Bún 101". Vietnam Talking Points. OneVietnam Network. Retrieved 1 June 2011.<templatestyles src="Module:Citation/CS1/styles.css"></templatestyles>
  4. 4.0 4.1 "Hue Dictionary". NetCoDo. Retrieved 24 September 2010.<templatestyles src="Module:Citation/CS1/styles.css"></templatestyles>
  5. 5.0 5.1 "Noodle soups". Savour Asia. Retrieved 1 June 2011.<templatestyles src="Module:Citation/CS1/styles.css"></templatestyles>
  6. "Other noodle dishes". Savour Asia. Retrieved 1 June 2011.<templatestyles src="Module:Citation/CS1/styles.css"></templatestyles>
  7. 7.0 7.1 7.2 7.3 "Fried treats". Savour Asia. Retrieved 1 June 2011.<templatestyles src="Module:Citation/CS1/styles.css"></templatestyles>
  8. "Salads & Sandwiches". Savour Asia. Retrieved 1 June 2011.<templatestyles src="Module:Citation/CS1/styles.css"></templatestyles>
  9. "Southern snacks". Savour Asia. Retrieved 1 June 2011.<templatestyles src="Module:Citation/CS1/styles.css"></templatestyles>
  10. "Vietnamese Rice Pancakes: Banh Cuon and Pho Cuon". Savour Asia. Retrieved 1 June 2011.<templatestyles src="Module:Citation/CS1/styles.css"></templatestyles>
  11. 11.0 11.1 11.2 "Sweets and Smoothies". Savour Asia. Retrieved 1 June 2011.<templatestyles src="Module:Citation/CS1/styles.css"></templatestyles>
  12. "Nuoc mia, or sugar-cane juice". 6 November 2008. Retrieved 7 November 2011.<templatestyles src="Module:Citation/CS1/styles.css"></templatestyles>

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