By Mai Pham
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10 Vietnamese Dishes

When it comes to Vietnamese food,

most people immediately think of two things: pho and banh mi. 

Vietnamese food is also made of more than pho and banh mi. 

From noodle soups, to rice cakes and epic fish preparations, these can be found at Vietnamese restaurants around the US.

Here are 10 Vietnamese dishes you need to order ASAP.

Pronunciation guide:boon-chah-hah-noy

Bun Cha Hanoi

Served with rice vermicelli noodles and a plate of lettuce and herbs, bun cha is a deconstructed version of the popular chargrilled pork and noodle bowl known as bun thit nuong.

Pronunciation guide: chah-cah

Cha ca

It is a dish of grilled white fish chunks marinated in turmeric and galangal, served with fresh dill, rice vermicelli, peanuts, and crispy puffed rice paper, called banh da.

Pronunciation guide: boon boh hway

Bun bo Hue

With red oil on top and pork hocks, Vietnamese beef sausage, and sliced beef shank as toppings, bun bo Hue is definitely meaty, yet unparalleled in flavor.

Pronunciation guide: bang seh-oh

Banh Xeo

Made from rice flour flavored with turmeric and coconut milk, banh xeo, which means “sizzling cake” is the Vietnamese version of a savory French crepe. 

Pronunciation guide: mee, hoo tee-oh, fuh khoh

Mi, hu tieu, or pho kho

Most Vietnamese restaurants offer an option to order the dishes “kho,” or dry. This means that the noodles are served in a bowl separate from the broth.

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