Spring Rolls Fresh shrimp, broiled pork, and mixed salad and mint leaves wrapped with Vietnamese rice paper. Served with peanut sauce.
Bun cha This is one of the easier and highly popular dishes. It consists of vermicelli noodles and grilled pork, usually shredded, served up on top of salad and sliced cucumber, bean sprouts and herbs. There are usually some egg rolls chopped up and thrown in along with shrimps and spring onions. Topped with roasted peanuts, it’s a delightful and filling dish
Cum ga rau thom is mint chicken rice. The rice is cooked in chicken stock and topped with chicken that is first fried then shredded and flavoured with mint and other herbs. This process gives the rice a very different taste and texture, accentuated by fried mint used as a garnish and a herb sauce served alongside the main dish.
Curries are also excellent in Vietnam and so are justifiably popular, particularly in the south. The use of coconut makes them quite similar to Thai curries and chicken curry with rice is usually a good bet.
Other delicacies include goat, turtle and even snake if you really want to try
something new. Finish with any number of desserts, from caramel flan to fresh fruit like papaya or durian.