Top Central Vietnamese Food

Food Trip Vietnam: Top Central Vietnamese Food


Top central Vietnamese food that you must have on your food trip list!

Bún bò Huế

One of the top central Vietnamese food is “Bún bò Huế”. It can be considered as the second most popular Vietnamese noodles after Pho that is traditionally consumed for breakfast, consisting of pork and beef bones broth, bun noodles, lemongrass, shrimp paste, lime juice, and a variety of herbs.

Its soup is packed with a kick of spice – spicier than most Vietnamese soups, and its flavor is often described as rich and complex.

Bún bò Huế in Vietnam

Cao lầu

Considered as a signature dish of Hội An –  Cao lầu consists of noodles made from fresh, locally grown rice, lye solution made with ashes of local trees, and water from the local stream (Ba Le).

Along with the steamed rice noodles, a bowl of cao lầu also consists of thinly sliced roasted pork (char siu), greens, bean sprouts, croutons that are made with the same ingredients as the noodles, and just a splash of flavorful stock.

Cao lầu in Vietnam

Bánh bột lọc

Who’s up for dumplings? Bánh bột lọc are translucent Vietnamese dumplings that are usually prepared with tapioca-based wrappers and a filling that typically combines shrimps and fatty pork.

These tasty dumplings can be cooked or wrapped in banana leaves and then steamed. They are traditionally served with a fish-based dipping sauce on the side.

Bánh bột lọc in Vietnam

Nem nướng

Originating from Nha Trang – Nem nướng is one of the top central Vietnamese foods. It is grilled sausage made with a combination of ground pork fat and meat, garlic, fish sauce, shallots, sugar, black pepper, and often baking soda that’s used for puffing up the meat.

Nem nướng in Vietnam

Bánh bèo

Bánh bèo is a popular Vietnamese steamed cake consisting of key ingredients such as rice flour, fish sauce with green chili peppers, and either shrimps or pork.

Bánh bèo in Vietnam

Additionally, noodles, roasted peanuts, or fried onions can be added to the cake in order to improve its flavors.

Mì Quảng

This Vietnamese classic consists of a combination of flat rice noodles and yellow egg noodles that are served with a small amount of flavorful meat broth and crispy fresh vegetables and herbs such as banana blossoms, lettuce, cilantro, scallions, and Vietnamese coriander.

Mì Quảng in Vietnam

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