This is a list of dishes found in Vietnamese cuisine.

Noodle dishes

Name Image Region Type Description
Bánh canh Banh-Canh-Noodle-Soup.jpg Noodle dish Thick noodle[1][2]
Bánh hỏi Banh hoi.jpg Bình Định Province Noodle dish Extremely thin noodles that are woven into intricate bundles and often topped with chopped scallions (spring onions) and a complementary meat dish[1]
Phở Noodles Rice noodles soup with beef or chicken
Bánh tằm cà ri Bánh tằm cà ri.jpg Cà Mau Noodles Spicy chicken curry over special rice noodles
Bún bò Huế Bunbo.jpg Thừa Thiên–Huế Province Noodle soup Huế style (hot and spicy) beef rice vermicelli soup with lemongrass and pork[3][4]
Bún chả cá South Central Coast Noodle soup Rice vermicelli soup with fried fishcake
Bún chả Bún chả Hàng Mành.jpg 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 Bún ốc.jpg noodles with snails
Bún riêu Bun rieu.jpg Red River Delta Noodle soup Rice vermicelli in a tomato and crab broth[3][5]
Bún Thịt Nướng Bun thit nuong.jpg 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 Cao lầu.jpg Quảng Nam Province Noodle dish Originated from Quang Nam Province in central Vietnam, mì quảng is adamant about maintaining a variety of colors and textures, featuring a pork and shrimp-based broth, the chewy yellow of the thick turmeric noodles, the bright green ribbons of lettuce, the soft earthy pork, the tenderness of the shrimp, the pleasant crunch of crushed peanut between your teeth, and the snap of the sesame-freckled rice crackers.
Cellophane noodles
miến, bún tàu, bún tào
Dongfen.JPG Noodles
Hủ tiếu Hủ tiếu Nam Vang.jpg Southern Vietnam Noodle soup Chinese/Cambodian noodle soup traditionally consisting of rice noodles with pork broth.
Mì Quảng Mì Quảng.jpg 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 giòn Instant noodles with cabbage egg and carrot.jpg Noodle dish Deep-fried egg noodles, topped with seafood, vegetables, and a sauce
Phở Pho-Beef-Noodles-2008.jpg 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
Reisnudeln.JPG Noodles Made from rice flour
Rice vermicelli
Rice vermicelli.jpg Noodles A type of rice noodles


Name Image Region Type Description
Bánh bá trạng RiceDumpling.JPG Dumpling Bak Chang dumplings – like Chinese zongzi
Bánh bao Banhbao.jpg Dumpling Ball-shaped bun filled with pork and/or other ingredients[2]
Bánh bột lọc Bánh bột lọc.jpg Dumpling Wrapper made of tapioca starch 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 Banhran.jpg 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 Bánh phu thê.jpg 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 Banhran.jpg Northern Vietnam Dumpling Deep-fried glutinous rice sesame balls filled with sweetened mung bean paste; from northern Vietnam[2][7]
Bánh tẻ Banh te My Duc.png 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 Bánh bèo.jpg Quảng Bình Province Rice cake Small steamed savory rice cakes[2]
Bánh bột lọc Banh bot loc.JPG 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 Banhduc.JPG Rice or corn cake Rice cake or corn cake eaten as a dessert or savory meal
Bánh khọt Bánh khọt trên khuôn.jpg Bà Rịa–Vũng Tàu Province Pancake A southern specialty consisting of small, fried rice flour pancakes[2]
Bánh mì Bánh mì thịt nướng.png Sandwich Vietnamese sandwich[8]
Bánh rế Bình Thuận Province Pancake Deep-fried pancake
Bánh xèo Bánh xèo 1.jpg Southern Vietnam Crepe Coconut milk-flavored crepes[1][2][9]

Rolls and rice papers

Name Image Region Type Description
Bánh cuốn Banh cuon.jpg Hanoi Roll Steamed rice roll[2][10]
Bánh tôm Bánh tôm.jpg 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 Nems wafer DSC04723.JPG Central Vietnam, Binh Dinh Rice paper Rice paper
Bánh ướt Banh Uot Tom Chay Kim Long.jpg Khánh Hòa Province Rice paper Steamed rice paper[2]
Cha gio or Nem ran Cha Gio.jpg Saigon Roll Fried pork spring rolls
Gỏi cuốn Summer roll.jpg Roll Soft vermicelli summer roll
Món cuốn Roll Roll which includes a variety of ingredients rolled in rice paper (bánh tráng)
bò bía
Popiah cu.JPG 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
Bird's Nest soup.jpg Soup Bird's nest soup
Canh chua Canhchua1.jpg Mekong Delta Soup Hot and sour soup
Chạo tôm Chạo tôm.jpg Thừa Thiên–Huế Province Barbecued shrimp paste/mousse on a sugar cane stick
Cháo lòng.jpg Rice dish Rice porridge
Lẩu Hot pot Spicy sour soup with assorted vegetables, meats, and seafood
Súp măng cua Soup Asparagus-crab combination soup
Thịt Kho Tàu Caramelized Pork and Eggs.jpg Soup/Stew Fatty pork and eggs braised in coconut milk

Other dishes

Name Image Region Type Description
trứng vịt lộn or hột vịt lộn
Balut Egg.jpg 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 Bánh chưng.jpg Northern Vietnam Rice dish Square-shaped steamed glutinous rice dumpling wrapped in a Phrynium placentarium leaf (lá dong)[2] The dish is a traditionally served around Vietnamese New Year to be eaten with pickled leeks
Bánh đa Bánh uôi kẹp bánh đa.JPG Rice dish Called Bánh tráng nướng in the South, large round flat rice crackers
Bánh gối Banh goi 03.JPG Stuffed pastry Deep fried pastry stuffed with cellophane noodles, minced pork, cloud ear fungus and thin slices of chinese sausage[7]
Bánh lá Banhit.jpg Huế 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)
Dồi.jpg Sausage Blood sausage
Bò 7 món Bò 7 món.jpg Saigon Meat dish 7 courses of beef
Cassava-based dishes
Chả Sausage Sausage
Cốm Com.JPG Red River Delta Rice dish Young rice, roasted and wrapped in lotus leaves; the accompaniment is ripened bananas
Cơm nắm Pho with onigiri and tonjiru.jpg Rice dish Rice "sandwiches"
Cơm tấm Cơm tấm sườn bì chả.jpg 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 Chalua.jpg Sausage A pork sausage, similar to Bologna sausage
Bò Kho Kho.jpg Meat dish Beef and vegetable stew[1]
Lò trấu Lo trau.JPG Fixed Rice Husk Stove
Nem chua Nem chua.jpg Meat dish Cured fermented pork
Ô mai O mai mo.jpg Fruit dish Snack made from salted dried apricot or sugared dried apricot
Ốc bươu nhồi thịt Ốc bươu nhồi thịt.jpg Meat dish Minced snail mixed with ground pork, carrot, black mushroom stuffed in snail shell
chà bông
Comchienchabong.jpg Meat dish Meat floss
Thit Bo Cuon La Lot Meat dish Ground beef wrapped in lolot (NEVER grape leaves)
Tiết canh Tiết canh.jpg Blood
Xôi Xôi cúc.jpg Rice dish Sweet (ngọt) or savory (mặn) dish made from glutinous rice and other ingredients.
You tiao
Quẩy.jpg Doughnut A long, golden-brown, deep fried strip of dough

Sweet cakes and desserts

Name Image Region Type Description
Bánh bò Bánh Bò Màu rice cake.jpg Dessert "Cow cake", made from glutinous rice flour and coconut milk, with a honeycomb-like texture[2]
Bánh cáy Bánh cáy.JPG Thái Bình Dessert Rectangular-shaped sweet dessert made by roasting and grinding glutinous rice and other ingredients
Bánh da lợn Bánh da lợn sầu riêng.jpg Dessert Colored steamed layer cake made from tapioca starch, rice flour, coconut milk and/or water, sugar, and other ingredients
Bánh chuối Best banana pancake Hoi An, Vietnam.jpg Dessert Banana cake[7]
Bánh Flan Homemadeflan.jpg Dessert
Bánh kẹp lá dứa Pandan waffle.jpg Dessert Pandan and coconut flavored waffle eaten plain
Bánh khoai mì Dessert Sweet cassava cake
Bánh pía Bánh pía.JPG Sóc Trăng Province Dessert Teochew-style with durian
Bánh tét Banhtet.jpg 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 Bánh trung thu.JPG Dessert Mooncake[2]
Chè Chè Thưng.jpg 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
Cendol in a Glass.JPG 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
Cononut candy.jpg Bến Tre Province Dessert Candy made with coconut milk and coconut cream
Cơm rượu Comruou.jpg Southern Vietnam Dessert Dessert from Southern Vietnam, made from glutinous rice
Sữa chua Dessert Yogurt made with condensed milk
tào phớ
Douhua.jpg Tofu dish Soybean pudding
Grass jelly
thạch đen
GrassJellyBlocks.jpg 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
HK Lee Chun Food Seesame Tong Yuen Glutinous Rice Ball 9.JPG 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
Tapioca pudding-2.jpg 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 Sâm bổ lượng.jpg Saigon Soup Sweet, cold soup

Condiments and sauces

Name Image Region Type Description
Fish sauce
nước mắm
Nước chấm.jpg Condiment A condiment that is derived from fish that have been allowed to ferment
Hoisin sauce
tương đen
Hoisin sauce 1.jpg Condiment A popular condiment for phở in Ho Chi Minh City
Nước chấm Chanhmuoiglass.jpg Condiment Dipping sauce
Peanut sauce
tương đậu phộng
Condiment Used in cuốn diếp
Shrimp paste
mắm tôm
Mắm tôm.JPG Condiment Shrimp paste
Soy sauce
xì dầu or nước tương
Bouteille-siaw.jpg Condiment Condiment produced from fermented soybeans
Tương Condiment Condiments made from fermented bean paste


Name Image Region Type Description
Bia hơi Bia hoi.jpg Beverage Fresh beer
Chanh muối Chanhmuoiglass.jpg Beverage Salty limeade[11] Nước mía Sugarcanejuice.jpg 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 Ruou can for sale.jpg Tây Nguyên and Tây Bắc Beverage Rice wine
Rượu đế Khap ruou.jpg Mekong Delta Beverage Rice liquor
Rượu thuốc Ruou thuoc 1.jpg Beverage Medicinal liquor
Snake wine
rượu rắn
Snakewine.jpg Beverage
Soda sữa hột gà Beverage Iced soda with egg, sugar and milk
Soy milk
sữa đậu nành
Soy milk.jpg Beverage Beverage made from soybeans
Vietnamese iced coffee
cà phê sữa đá
Viet-coffee.jpg Beverage
Vietnamese lotus tea
trà sen, chè sen, or chè ướp sen
Vietnameselotustea.jpg Beverage A type of green tea produced in Vietnam that has been flavored with the scent of Nelumbo nucifera
Vietnamese tea
trà Việt
Fresh green tea bowl Vietnam.jpg Beverage Green tea, similar to Keemun and Yunnan, but more sweet
Vietnamese wine Vietnamese wine-01 (1).jpg Beverage


See also


  1. ^ a b c d e f g Bray, Adam. "10 Traditional Vietnamese dishes for under US$1". Discovering Vietnam. CNNGo.com. 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. Archived from the original on 10 July 2011. Retrieved 1 June 2011. 
  3. ^ a b c d Dang, Vinh. "Bún 101". Vietnam Talking Points. OneVietnam Network. Archived from the original on 30 August 2011. Retrieved 1 June 2011. 
  4. ^ a b "Huế Dictionary". NetCoDo. Archived from the original on 9 December 2012. 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. Archived from the original on 30 April 2011. Retrieved 1 June 2011. 
  8. ^ "Salads & Sandwiches". Savour Asia. Archived from the original on 11 April 2011. Retrieved 1 June 2011. 
  9. ^ "Southern snacks". Savour Asia. Archived from the original on 30 April 2011. Retrieved 1 June 2011. 
  10. ^ "Vietnamese Rice Pancakes: Banh Cuon and Pho Cuon". Savour Asia. Archived from the original on 11 April 2011. Retrieved 1 June 2011. 
  11. ^ a b c "Sweets and Smoothies". Savour Asia. Archived from the original on 11 April 2011. Retrieved 1 June 2011. 
  12. ^ "Nuoc mia, or sugar-cane juice". 6 November 2008. Retrieved 7 November 2011. 

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