Vietnamese food is often overlooked in favor of Chinese, Japanese, and Thai cuisine, but did you know that it is just as tasty and flavorful? If you want to discover the wonders of Vietnamese cuisine, here are 12 Vietnamese recipes that my family loves and will make your taste buds sing, while giving you a taste of Vietnam.
Bo Kho (Vietnamese Beef Stew)
If you love beef stew, then you definitely need to try this Vietnamese beef stew which can be eaten with a baguette or served with noodles. This stew is made with a lot of aromatics and spices like lemongrass and star anise, which makes it very flavorful.
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Vietnamese Lemongrass Chicken
This Grilled Vietnamese Lemongrass Chicken recipe is incredibly quick and easy to prepare, loaded with flavor from the lemongrass chicken marinade and grilled to perfection to give you a delicious sweet and savory, juicy grilled chicken that can be served in many different ways.
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Grilled Vietnamese Lemongrass Pork Chops
This juicy and moist porkchop is loaded with flavor and marinated with garlic, soy sauce and lemongrass. It's cooked over very high heat on the grill to give it a char and smoky flavor. If you have never tried this classic Vietnamese dish, then I highly encourage you to try it, especially when paired with the delicious sweet and tangy Vietnamese nuoc cham dipping sauce.
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Bun Bo Hue (Spicy Vietnamese Beef Noodle Soup)
If you have ever tried Vietnamese pho and loved it, then you definitely need to try this noodle dish. Bun bo hue is a spicier beef noodle dish with more aromatics and packs a lot more flavor. This Vietnamese recipe is a labor of love, so save it for a day you have time.
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Nem Nuong (Grilled Vietnamese Pork Sausages)
These Vietnamese pork sausages are easy to make and are known for their chewy texture. They are sweet, savory, very garlicky with hints of smokiness from the grilling. These little sausages pack a lot of flavor and is especially delicious when served with a sweet and tangy Vietnamese nuoc cham dipping sauce or used in fresh Vietnamese rice rolls.
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Nuoc Cham (Vietnamese Fish Sauce Dipping Sauce)
This fish sauce based dipping sauce has an incredible balance of sweet, salty and sour with a garlicky kick. You can also add a few chili peppers for a spicy kick! Drizzle this on salads, buddha bowls and noodle bowls to give them a burst of flavor or if you love dipping things, use it as a spring roll sauce! It's also delicious with grilled meats like Vietnamese Lemongrass Pork Chops as well. It cuts the greasy and heaviness!
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Vietnamese Grilled Shrimp Vermicelli Noodle Bowl
This Vietnamese vermicelli noodle bowl recipe is light and refreshing dish made with thin rice noodles, veggies and served with a delicious sweet and tangy sauce called nuoc cham. It's topped with shrimp which has been marinated with garlic, ginger, toasted rice powder and lime juice which is then grilled very quickly over a hot BBQ.
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Canh Chua (Vietnamese Sweet and Sour Soup)
Most people have heard of Thai tom yum soup but did you know the Vietnamese also have a similar soup that's not spicy? Canh Chua is a clear broth soup with a perfectly balanced sweet and sour flavor, made with tamarind, aromatic herbs, veggies and pineapple. Simple, cozy and full on flavor.
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No Churn Vietnamese Coffee Ice Cream with Boba
Vietnamese coffee ice cream with boba is a delicious treat. It’s an unusual no-churn coffee ice cream recipe which you are going to love. Vietnamese coffee ice cream is delicious with the flavours of coffee and boba.
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This Vietnamese beef and noodle soup takes time - but it is so worth it.
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Vietnamese Spring Rolls
Wrapping fresh julienne vegetables, fresh herbs like basil and mint, rice vermicelli noodles, and crispy mushroom shreds with rice paper wrappers will make for a delicious vegan Vietnamese spring roll, also known as fresh summer rolls!
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Instant Pot Caramelized Pork
This Vietnamese caramelized pork is great for dinner and the result is much better than your favorite restaurant!
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