In a country that is widely know for its amazing food culture, there are some outstanding Central Vietnamese dishes. The cuisine varies massively as you travel around the different regions, but in the towns of Hue, Hoi An, Da Lat and everywhere in between, Central Vietnam’s lush, mountainous terrain results in fresh produce and hearty dishes.This is some of the best cooking you will find.
You might not be able to travel there right now, but we wanted to highlight some of the best recipes from the region. These recipes come from the very best food bloggers in the world, so make sure to bookmark their sites.
Round up some friends or family and get ready to cook them up a feast with these classic central Vietnamese dishes.
The Best Central Vietnamese Dishes
Bun Bo Hue is a spicy Vietnamese Beef Noodle soup that is not quite as popular as Pho but should not be overlooked! This noodle soup is beefy, spicy & has a robust broth. If you love Pho and you love a bit of spice then definitely give Bun Bo Hue a try.
Recipe created by Joyce.
A rich broth made with pork bones and featuring eel meat. The flavours are rich and wholesome and taste as good as anything you will ever eat.
Recipe created by Learn Cooking.
It has that crispy, crunchy, golden brown exterior to allure. And inside the bánh xèo is filled with savory slices of pork, shrimp, mung bean, and bean sprouts. You’ll find this dish all across the country, but each region has its own style.
Recipe created by Huy.
Bánh bôt loc are tapioca ravioli stuffed with shrimp and pork, garnished with fried shallots and fermented fish sauce, that the Vietnamese enjoy as a snack.
Recipe created by Vera And Mike.
This unusual dish that features steamed rice that is flattened and then layered with shrimp and pork.
Com Ga Hoi An (Vietnamese chicken rice) is one of the signature dishes of Hoi An, a small ancient town in Central Vietnam. It features shredded chicken tossed with Vietnamese coriander, onions, and lime juice dressing.
Recipe created by Sophie.
This hearty noodle dish is native to Hoi An, where lye water from a nearby well is used to make the noodles. You can’t really eat it anywhere else in Vietnam because of this. It comes topped with slices of barbecue pork, pork crackling, bean sprouts, lettuce and herbs, and crispy deep fried squares of those tasty noodles.
Recipe created by Vietnamese Food.