10 Vietnamese dishes have been recognized by The Asian Record’s Organization (ARO) to be in the list of the most unique foods in Asia.
These 10 dishes come from various regions in Vietnam, predominantly made from rice or have rice as an ingredient. Hanoi is the city which contributes 3 dishes, including Pho (noodle with beef or chicken), Bun Cha (rice noodle served with grilled pork) and Bun Thang (rice noodle with fried chicken egg, meat, shrimp, vegetable, etc.).
Following Hanoi is Ho Chi Minh City with 2 dishes: Goi Cuon (fresh spring roll) and Com Tam (Broken Rice). Other 5 dishes are originated from different regions, with Banh Da Cua (Scrab noodles) from Hai Phong City, Com Chay (rice crackers) from Ninh Binh Province, Mien Luon (vermicelli with eel) from Nghe An Province, Banh Khot (coconut-turmeric shrimp pan cakes) of Vung Tau and Pho Kho (Dry noodles) from Gia Lai.
Vietnam’s cuisine is considered one of the most diverse and delicious ones in Indochina and the Southeast Asia region. Each region in Vietnam possesses a different range of dishes with various taste and flavor that make eaters remember for the first time they taste them.