17 Delicious Reasons To Visit Vietnam

Whether you've been fortunate enough to visit Vietnam or not, it's a poorly hidden secret that this exotic country is home to some of the most visually appealing (and delicious) dishes in existence.

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    Bánh Mì

    Bánh Mì is a hugely popular local dish consisting of a baguette (always gorgeous fresh and crispy) with pickled Vietnamese salad and a variety of meats and sauces. It can be adapted to contain just about anything you like and it's really, really good.Recipe here: http://bit.ly/1RSJA5P

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    Beef Pho

    This visually appealing noodle soup is commonly served as a breakfast dish in Vietnam, traditionally containing raw beef with noodles, spring onion, coriander and broth.Recipe here: http://bit.ly/1XrJ16d

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    Deep Fried Crispy Wonton

    These delicious snacks put Doritos to shame, commonly being served with a spicy tomato dip and always served piping hot.The recipe: http://bit.ly/20U4pGC

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    Cao lầu

    This delicious noodle dish is a speciality to Hội An which contains pork, crackling and lime and uses special water from a specific well to create its unique flavour. Sadly you can't access this well from the UK, but below is a delicious recipe to try and recreate this tasty treat.Recipe Here: http://bit.ly/1R2TimR

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    Gỏi cuốn

    Gỏi cuốn uses rice paper to create refreshing spring rolls, commonly containing prawns, pork or fish with a variety of fresh greens. A great, low calorie dish for any keen dieters out there.Recipe Here: http://bit.ly/1QfIyhE

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    Bun Cha

    Originating from the bustling capital Hanoi, Bun Cha is a dish of grilled pork with fresh noodles and delicious herbs and sauces.Find out how to make it at home here: http://bit.ly/1Veyx8K

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    Bánh Cuốn

    Arguable one of the stranger looking dishes for visitors to Vietnam, Bánh Cuốn is make from thin sheets of fermented rice batter which is filled with a variety of delicious ingredients including pork and mushrooms. A must-try for in Vietnamese cuisine.Recipe here: http://bit.ly/1O9V7JY

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    Miến Gà

    Miến Gà is a warming dish of chicken and glass noodles in a lightly spiced broth. I highly recommend making this as the perfect Vietnamese twist on the traditional chicken and noodle soup people so commonly eat when they have a cold.Recipe here: http://bit.ly/1r4L1oe

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    Bánh Xèo

    Bánh Xèo means sizzling cake, aptly named for the loud sound that is make when the rice batter is poured onto a hot skillet. Commonly containing a variety of meats including prawns and pork, this delicacy tastes a bit like a savoury pancake and is hugely delicious. Recipe here: http://bit.ly/1Pxz43X

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    Bún Bò Huế

    This dish is as fun to eat as it is to say. Bún Bò Huế is a salt/sweet/sour soup containing rice vermicelli noodles, beef, vegetables and delicious broth. But just a warning for the less daring eaters among you, it is also often served with cubes of congealed blood (see picture) so don't be surprised if these bob up in your soup.Recipe here: http://bit.ly/IHOVic

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    Bánh Mì Hòa Mã

    Bánh Mì Hòa Mã is like a Vietnamese take on a Full English. Served in a hot skillet this breakfast dish consists of meat (often pork) with fried eggs, fresh crispy bread and pickled vegetables. It's best eaten sat on authentic, tiny tables dotted along the edge of the street - but I suppose your kitchen table will do.Recipe here: http://bit.ly/1QfDvnM

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    Chả giò

    Chả giò are deep fried rice paper spring rolls, often containing and mixture of pork and vegetables. This dish is often served as an appetiser, and goes great with some sweet chilli sauce.http://bit.ly/212Zikb

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    Bánh rán

    Bánh rán is a sweet dessert make by deep frying a rice ball and sprinkling it in sesame seeds. It is part of the Vietnamese cake family and you'll often find them being sold on the bustling streets of Hanoi in cake-pop form.Recipe here: http://bit.ly/1nXss6a

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    Bún Riêu

    This meat and rice noodle soup is served in a tomato broth with a delicious crab paste base, with a variety of toppings including Vietnam's famous doughnut croutons.Recipe here: http://bit.ly/20xpVeS

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    Cá Kho Tộ

    This dish is essentially an exotic fish hot pot, with deliciously gooey, caramelised, sweet fish. This is eaten by locals as an everyday evening dinner, but it certainly seems like a treat to inexperienced tourists.Recipe here: http://bit.ly/1mB9mRT

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    Chao Ga

    Chao Ga is essentially a savoury porridge, which to make Oat So Simple fans might seem a troubling idea, but this warming dish will convert even the greatest of cynics.Recipe here: http://bit.ly/19gDmf2

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    Bánh Bao Xá Xíu

    Bánh Bao Xá Xíu are little steamed parcels of joy, with steamed dough, sweet pork and pickled vegetables, you'll never yearn for a Big Mac again.Recipe here: http://bit.ly/1ogVNIV

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