Vietnamese food is now increasingly popular and can be found in many parts of the world. Vietnamese cuisine is known as one of the healthiest cuisines in the world due to its wide use of vegetables, herbs and spices. At PHO Restaurant – Roll’d Australia the food is light, aromatic, and full of flavour. Here are 5 best dishes you should try in Vietnam especially in summer.
Vietnamese Shaking Beef (Bò Lúc Lắc)
Shaking beef is one of the most famous dishes in Vietnamese cuisine. This meal is quite easy to prepare, but it has a unique flavor that no one can forget. The main ingredient of this dish is beef sirloin stir-fried with garlic and onions on high heat until they are tasty and fragrant.
Mango Salad with Shrimp (Gỏi Xoài Tôm)
Mango salad with shrimp is the perfect combination of sweet mango meat, salty shrimp, crunchy cucumber and peanuts, mixed with sour lime juice and spicy chili peppers to create an impressive flavor that you will never experience on any other dish.
Fresh spring rolls (Gỏi cuốn)
This dish is made of fresh veggies such as carrot, cucumber, mint, mung bean sprouts and vermicelli and pork slices wrapped in rice paper. This dish is served with a bowl of sweet-sour dipping sauce.
Hanoi-style grilled beef (Bò nướng)
The beef is marinated with lemongrass and fish sauce before being grilled over charcoal. It’s served with herbs, lettuce leaves and rice vermicelli. You can eat this dish by wrapping the rice vermicelli in lettuce leaves with some grilled beef and herbs. This dish may be served with a dipping sauce made of soy sauce and vinegar.
Gỏi cuốn (spring rolls)
There are two kinds of spring rolls, fried and unfried. Fried spring rolls can be made with pork, shrimp or crab meat wrapped in rice paper and deep-fried until crispy golden brown. Unfried spring rolls are made with shrimp, crab meat, pork, lettuce leaves, vermicelli, various herbs like mint and basil wrapped in rice paper and served with fish sauce.
Fried spring rolls are usually enjoyed in winter while unfried spring rolls are loved by many people in summer due to its freshness. Many households often make this dish as a main course when they have guests over during the hot season.
Banh mi originated in Saigon city in the southern region but it soon became popular all over Vietnam. This is a type of sandwich with meat, pate, cheese, sliced cucumber and coriander leaves on bread made from wheat flour.
Vietnamese spring rolls
These rice-paper rolls are wrapped around fresh herbs like basil and mint and are served with a dipping sauce that’s made from fish sauce, sugar and lime juice. The rolls contain shrimp or pork, or both, and sometimes vermicelli noodles too.
Mi xao (fried noodles)
Who doesn’t like this popular local dish? Fried noodles can be made from vermicelli, egg noodles or rice noodles and eaten with a variety of toppings like beef, chicken or seafood. The dish is very simple to make but has many variations depending on the amount of vegetables or meat used in the recipe. You can even eat it dry or with soup.