4 Vietnamese Dishes You Must Try

Everywhere you go, Bánh mì and Phở are the proud ambassadors of Vietnamese cuisine. Who could blame them? They’re delicious and have definitely earned their reputation. But what about the rest of Vietnamese cuisine? Loners, from everywhere in Vietnam, who haven’t broken in the trends of the food scene in the most influential foody cities.…

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Authentic Vietnamese food at Quán 94

This is exactly the kind of place where you must go for lunch or dinner in Ho Chi Minh City. It’s not your standard western restaurant, but it’s the real deal. No AC, just fans. Simple ingredients, simple kitchen, simple setting and simply delicious. The ritual goes as follows: you sit down, they bring you…

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Best Bánh Cuốn in Saigon

Foodies are always on a quest to find the least touristy spot because supposedly that’s where they’ll find a more authentic experience – if not a more hipster one. True, the food in touristy restaurants is most of the time disappointing, terribly overpriced and served by bad and stressed out service. But keep an open…

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Vietnamese Bánh Tét

Every year, my family makes many, many “bánh tét”. It’s our big Chinese New Year tradition: my grandmother preps everything from the glutinous rice to crushed soy beans, and we all get rolling. The bánh tét are then cooked in boiling water for about 12 hours, so all night. It’s a great moment that brings…

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