Vietnamese cuisine is ranked among the 15 favorite cuisines in the world, according to a survey conducted by YouGov, a UK global public opinion and data company. Vietnamese cuisine’s rising popularity pushed it slightly ahead of Hong Kong and Taiwan to rank 13th among the 34 most popular cuisines in the world.
Over the last couple of decades, Vietnamese food has become more popular with international chefs and prestigious food magazines praising several national dishes.
Three dishes from Vietnam in the list of world’s best dishes that you must try:
“Bún ốc”, popular throughout Vietnam’s four seasons. “Ốc” is the Vietnamese word for snail – freshwater and salt, big and small. The preparation varies with the species of snail. Some are fried with chili, lemongrass and garlic. Others are simmered in a salty broth or grilled over charcoals. They’re all delicious, particularly when paired with cold beer and a humid evening.
“Bún riêu cua” is a vermicelli soup with a tomato-based broth made by slowly simmering pork or chicken bones, topped with fried tofu, prawns, crab meat, bean sprouts and fresh Vietnamese herbs like perilla and cilantro. It’s highly flavoursome, and, at about $1.50 a bowl, almost unfairly inexpensive.
“Bánh mì” from ancient Hoi An City. This dish went viral after it was introduced by the late chef Anthony Bourdain on his No Reservations TV series. Bourdain described it as “a symphony within a sandwich”. Arrive hungry and order one with everything. You’ll be handed a fresh, crunchy baguette filled with salad, pork, pate, fish sauce, mayonnaise and a gratuitous fried egg, wrapped in a piece of local newspaper.
Vietnamese food is known to be both healthy and robust in flavour, thanks to its generous combination of fresh herbs and greens, paired with rice, noodles, seafood, pork and beef.
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