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20 Vietnamese Dishes That Are 100% Worth Adding To Your Recipe Rotation

What should you cook next? These dishes.

Vietnamese cuisine is more than just phở and spring rolls. It's home to noodle dishes, savory stews, unique desserts, and so much more.

From stacked bánh mìs and deeply flavorful bowls of noodles with braised pork, to egg coffee and banana tapioca desserts, read on for delicious ways to rev up your appetite and broaden your cooking know-how.

1. Phở (Noodles and Beef Soup)

A bowl of pho

2. Vegan Phở With Seared Tofu

Vegan Phở With Seared Tofu

3. Bún Chả (Grilled Pork Patties With Noodles)

Plain bowl filled with pork patties, broth, and vegetables

4. Cao Lầu (Noodles with Braised Pork)

Bowl filled with crispy pork fat slices that resemble croutons, strands of thick noodles, and greens

5. Bun Bo Xa Ot (Vietnamese Steak and Rice Noodle Salad)

Vietnamese Steak and Rice Noodle Salad

6. Gỏi Cuốn (Summer Rolls)

Long platter containing spring rolls with shrimp. Next to it is a deeper bowl filled with peanut sauce

7. Bánh Mì

Manicured hand holding a banh mi

8. Cá Chiên (Fried Fish With Tomato Sauce)

Close-up of fried fish smothered with a tomato and onion sauce

9. Bò Kho (Beef Stew)

10. Phở Xào Thịt Bò (Stir-Fried Rice Noodles With Beef)

Plate containing yellow stir-fried noodles, cooked greens, and beef

11. Cà Phê Trứng (Egg Coffee)

A four-panel picture shows the four steps to making egg coffee. The first shows all the ingredients separately, the second and third squares show a hand mixer blending the ingredients, and the last square shows a spoon dribbling the egg coffee into a cup

12. Bánh Xèo (Crispy Vietnamese Crepe)

A crispy crepe stuffed with shrimp, noodles, and a bunch of herbs

13. Com Tam (Broken Rice)

A bed of broken rice covered with greasy pork chops and a fried sunny-side-up egg

14. Thịt Kho Tàu (Caramelized Braised Pork and Eggs)

A Dutch oven filled with brown caramelized pork belly slices and soy eggs, topped with fresh herbs

15. Bún Mắm (Fermented Fish and Noodle Soup)

A colorful bowl filled with shrimp, greens, purple cabbage slices, noodles, and a stuffed red chili pepper

16. Bánh Cuốn (Stuffed Rice Rolls)

Stuffed delicate rice rolls topped with sliced pork meatloaf

17. Bánh Canh Tom Cua (Shrimp and Crab Udon)

Bowl filled with red broth, noodles, and chunks of seafood

18. Chè Ba Màu (Three-Color Dessert)

Glass cup containing three layers of (from top): crushed ice mixed with coconut cream and jelly pieces, mung beans, and red beans

19. Chè Bắp (Sweet Corn Pudding)

Three bowls filled with sweet corn and tapioca pudding

20. Chè Chuối (Banana Tapioca)

Two clear glass bowls filled with banana slices and tapioca pearls

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