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Nov 07, 2018 / 09:59

Outlook Traveller magazine lists five best Vietnamese foods you need to try

Street food in Vietnam is an explosion of flavors. Salty, hot, sour and sweet – don’t forget to have your fill.

Pho, goi cuon, bun cha, cao lau, banh mi are just few of the best foods in Vietnam that you cannot miss out on eating if you find yourself in Vietnam, Sharmistha Chaudhuri wrote in an article published on Outlook Traveller, India’s No.1 travel magazine and website.
Pho in Vietnam.
Pho in Vietnam.
Sharmistha Chaudhuri advises travelers that Vietnam is a treasure trove of delicacies. Fresh seafood that still leaves a hint of the sea in your mouth, to smoky and charred meats, a delicate broth which is sublime for breakfasts to hearty sandwiches to fuel your body at any time of the day - Vietnam offers too many food options to hungry travelers.
The writer named pho the number one dish among the five street foods across Vietnam. “The simple chicken or meat broth is peppered with spring onions, coriander, noodles, and meat. It’s accompanied by chili, lime, garlic and sauces to flavor the broth with. I can’t tell you how good it is. I’ve had pho before many, many times but the refreshing taste of waking up early in Hanoi and heading to a street vendor for some pho will always be an experience worth writing about,” Outlook Traveller wrote.
Pho is followed by goi cuon, bun cha, cao lau and banh mi.
Earlier, Pho, Vietnamese iconic traditional food, has been listed among the world’s 15 best foods that are easy on a globetrotter’s pocket, according to a list released by UK-based travel site Rough Guides.
Pho is a bowl of flat, soft rice noodles dipped in a fragrant beef or chicken broth flavored with different condiments. It is served with beef or chicken, shallots and chili, and lemon to taste.
“The warming broth is eaten at any time of day, and is best bought from a hole-in-the-wall vendor, where it probably costs less than the raw ingredients back home,” Rough Guides wrote.