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List of Vietnamese dishes

This is a list of dishes found in Vietnamese cuisine.

Noodle dishes

Name Image Region Type Description
Bánh canh Noodle dish Thick noodle[1][2]
Bánh hỏi 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 Noodles Rice noodles
Bánh tằm cà ri Cà Mau Noodles Spicy chicken curry over special rice noodles
Bún bò Huế Thừa Thiên–Huế Province Noodle soup Huế style (hot and spicy) beef rice vermicelli soup with lemongrass and pork[3][4]
Bún chả 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
noodles with snails
Bún riêu Noodle soup Meat rice vermicelli soup[3][5]
Bún Thịt Nướng 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 Quảng Nam Province Noodle dish
Cellophane noodles
miến, bún tàu, bún tào
Hủ tiếu Noodle soup Chinese/Cambodian noodle soup traditionally consisting of rice noodles with pork broth.
Mì Quảng 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 Noodle dish Deep-fried egg noodles, topped with seafood, vegetables, and a sauce
Phở 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
Noodles Made from rice flour
Rice vermicelli
Noodles A type of rice noodles


Name Image Region Type Description
Bánh bá trạng Dumpling Bak Chang dumplings – like Chinese zongzi
Bánh bao Dumpling Ball-shaped bun filled with pork and/or other ingredients[2]
Bánh bột lọc Dumpling Cassava cake 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 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 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 Northern Vietnam Dumpling Deep-fried glutinous rice sesame balls filled with sweetened mung bean paste; from northern Vietnam[2][7]
Bánh tẻ 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 Quảng Bình Province Rice cake Small steamed savory rice cakes[2]
Bánh bột lọc 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 Rice or corn cake Rice cake or corn cake eaten as a dessert or savory meal
Bánh khọt Bà Rịa–Vũng Tàu Province Pancake A southern specialty consisting of small, fried rice flour pancakes[2]
Bánh mì Sandwich Vietnamese sandwich[8]
Bánh rế Bình Thuận Province Pancake Deep-fried pancake
Bánh xèo Crepe Coconut milk-flavored crepes[1][2][9]

Rolls and rice papers

Name Image Region Type Description
Bánh cuốn Hanoi Roll Steamed rice roll[2][10]
Bánh tôm 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 Rice paper Rice paper
Bánh ướt Khánh Hòa Province Rice paper Steamed rice paper[2]
Chả nem Roll Fried pork spring rolls
Gỏi cuốn Roll Soft vermicelli summer roll
Món cuốn Roll Roll which includes a variety of ingredients rolled in rice paper (bánh tráng)
bò bía
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
Soup Bird's nest soup
Canh chua Mekong Delta Soup Hot and sour soup
Chạo tôm Thừa Thiên–Huế Province Barbecued shrimp paste/mousse on a sugar cane stick
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
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 Rice dish Square-shaped steamed glutinous rice dumpling wrapped in a Phrynium placentarium leaf (lá dong)[2]
Bánh đa Rice dish Called Bánh tráng nướng in the South, large round flat rice crackers
Bánh gối Stuffed pastry Deep fried pastry stuffed with cellophane noodles, minced pork, cloud ear fungus and thin slices of chinese sausage[7]
Bánh lá 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)
Sausage Blood sausage
Bò 7 món Meat dish 7 courses of beef
Cassava-based dishes
Chả Sausage Sausage
Cốm Hanoi Rice dish Green rice
Cơm nắm Rice dish Rice "sandwiches"
Cơm tấm 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 Sausage A pork sausage, similar to Bologna sausage
Hủ Tiếu Bò Kho Meat dish Beef and vegetable stew[1]
Lò trấu Fixed Rice Husk Stove
Nem chua Meat dish Cured fermented pork
Ô mai Fruit dish Snack made from salted dried apricot or sugared dried apricot
Ốc bươu nhồi thịt Meat dish Minced snail mixed with ground pork, carrot, black mushroom stuffed in snail shell
chà bông
Meat dish Meat floss
Thit Bo Cuon La Lot Meat dish Ground beef wrapped in lolot (NEVER grape leaves)
Tiết canh Blood
Xôi Rice dish Sweet (ngọt) or savory (mặn) dish made from glutinous rice and other ingredients.
You tiao
Doughnut A long, golden-brown, deep fried strip of dough

Sweet cakes and desserts

Name Image Region Type Description
Bánh bò Dessert "Cow cake", made from glutinous rice flour and coconut milk, with a honeycomb-like texture[2]
Bánh cáy Thái Bình Dessert Rectangular-shaped sweet dessert made by roasting and grinding glutinous rice and other ingredients
Bánh da lợn Dessert Colored steamed layer cake made from tapioca starch, rice flour, coconut milk and/or water, sugar, and other ingredients
Bánh chuối Dessert Banana cake[7]
Bánh Flan Dessert
Bánh kẹp lá dứa Dessert Pandan and coconut flavored waffle eaten plain
Bánh khoai mì Dessert Sweet cassava cake
Bánh pía Sóc Trăng Province Dessert Teochew-style with durian
Bánh tét 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 Dessert Mooncake[2]
Chè Dessert Sweet dessert soup or pudding[1][11]
Chè trôi nước Southern Vietnam Dessert Dessert consisting of balls made from mung bean paste wrapped in a shell made of glutinous rice flour.
chè bánh lọt
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
Bến Tre Province Dessert Candy made with coconut milk and coconut cream
Cơm rượu Southern Vietnam Dessert Dessert from Southern Vietnam, made from glutinous rice
Sữa chua Dessert Yogurt made with condensed milk
tào phớ
Tofu dish Soybean pudding
Grass jelly
thạch đen
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
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
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 Northern Vietnam Dessert Sweet dessert made from black glutinous rice.
Sâm bổ lượng Saigon Soup Sweet, cold soup

Condiments and sauces

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


Name Image Region Type Description
Bia hơi Beverage Fresh beer
Chanh muối Beverage Salty limeade[11]
Hue Beer Thừa Thiên–Huế Province Beverage
Nước mía 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 Tây Nguyên and Tây Bắc Beverage Rice wine
Rượu đế Mekong Delta Beverage Rice liquor
Rượu thuốc Beverage Medicinal liquor
Snake wine
rượu rắn
Soda sữa hột gà Beverage Iced soda with egg, sugar and milk
Soy milk
sữa đậu nành
Beverage Beverage made from soybeans
Vietnamese iced coffee
cà phê sữa đá
Vietnamese lotus tea
trà sen, chè sen, or chè ướp sen
Beverage A type of green tea produced in Vietnam that has been flavored with the scent of Nelumbo nucifera
Vietnamese tea
trà Việt
Beverage Green tea, similar to Keemun and Yunnan, but more sweet
Vietnamese wine Beverage

See also


  1. ^ a b c d e f g Bray, Adam. "10 Traditional Vietnamese dishes for under US$1". Discovering Vietnam. Retrieved 1 June 2011. 
  2. ^ a b c d e f g h i j k l m n o "Alice's Guide to Vietnamese Banh (Steamed Cakes)". Dina and Brian's Site. Retrieved 1 June 2011. 
  3. ^ a b c d Dang, Vinh. "Bún 101". Vietnam Talking Points. OneVietnam Network. Retrieved 1 June 2011. 
  4. ^ a b "Hue Dictionary". NetCoDo. Retrieved 24 September 2010. 
  5. ^ a b "Noodle soups". Savour Asia. Retrieved 1 June 2011. 
  6. ^ "Other noodle dishes". Savour Asia. Retrieved 1 June 2011. 
  7. ^ a b c d "Fried treats". Savour Asia. Retrieved 1 June 2011. 
  8. ^ "Salads & Sandwiches". Savour Asia. Retrieved 1 June 2011. 
  9. ^ "Southern snacks". Savour Asia. Retrieved 1 June 2011. 
  10. ^ "Vietnamese Rice Pancakes: Banh Cuon and Pho Cuon". Savour Asia. Retrieved 1 June 2011. 
  11. ^ a b c "Sweets and Smoothies". Savour Asia. Retrieved 1 June 2011. 
  12. ^ "Nuoc mia, or sugar-cane juice". 6 November 2008. Retrieved 7 November 2011. 

External links

  • List of Vietnamese dishes at DMOZ
  • Vietnam recipes
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