Enjoying delicious Vietnamese pho dishes is to taste the quintessence of long-standing Vietnamese cuisine and fully feel the unique pho flavor that no other country in the world has.
The most favorite Vietnamese delicious pho dishes
1. Traditional Pho
Among the delicious Vietnamese pho dishes , traditional pho is the most popular dish. Not only Vietnamese but also international guests are very fascinated with this pho. A bowl of authentic Vietnamese pho consists of rice noodles, broth and toppings, mainly beef, processed in a variety of ways such as rare, bucket, encrusted, beef balls, …
Traditional pho makes Vietnamese pho famous. Photo: @jackmagnifico
The essence of traditional pho is a pot of broth that is stewed from beef bones, pork bones, cinnamon, cardamom, anise, cloves, chicken, etc. to create a distinctive and irresistible flavor. A good pho broth must have a natural sweetness, clear water, and a bit of attractive fat.
Rich bowl of pho with attractive broth. Photo: @phocadaochulavista
A standard bowl of beef noodle soup must have pure white rice noodles, on top of which are large, thick pieces of beef, which can be rare or encrusted depending on the type. In addition to beef, a bowl of pho must-have herbs, onions, cilantro, and beautiful raw bean sprouts. The hot broth is poured into the bowl, adding a slice of fresh lemon, a little more hot chili is really delicious “out of dipping sauce”, fascinated everyone from young to old.
2. Pho roll
Among Hanoi’s specialties , pho roll is also a delicious dish that makes the capital’s cuisine famous. Pho cuon is different from traditional pho in that there is no broth, using big pho noodles, rolled with beef, vegetables and eaten with the same typical dipping sauce. This is a beautiful, nutritious dish that will satisfy all diners.
Pho roll is a delicious specialty of Ha Thanh. Photo: @thecitylane
Whether the rice noodle soup is attractive or not depends on the skill of the person who rolls it. The noodle roll must be evenly handed, the pure white noodle cake can see the green vegetables and other fillings inside. Usually, the filling of pho rolls has beef, pork rolls, carrots, fried spring rolls, shrimp, etc., making the noodle rolls colorful and attractive.
The noodle soup is very attractive and beautiful. Photo: @maingocquynhnhi
In addition to rice noodles and raw vegetables with assorted fillings, what makes this delicious Vietnamese pho dish is the dipping sauce. Hanoians often make dipping sauces from fish sauce, vinegar, lemon, sugar, chili, etc. to create a sweet and sour sauce, white garlic and red chili that are very eye-catching.
3. Sour noodle soup
If you have the opportunity to travel to the northern provinces such as Lang Son, Ha Giang , Cao Bang, etc., remember to try sour pho. This is also a delicious Vietnamese noodle soup popular in mountainous provinces. The reason this pho is called sour pho is because of the sweet and sour fish sauce, sweet and spicy, eaten with fresh and soft pho.
Pho is very famous in Lang Son, Cao Bang, Ha Giang,… Photo: @jamaimunich
Having the opportunity to enjoy sour pho, you will immediately be attracted by the colorful noodle soup. It is the green color of fresh vegetables, the red color of char siu, the yellow color of chicken, fried sweet potatoes, etc. There are also very attractive ribs, taro, and roasted peanuts.
How can you ignore the sour noodle soup when traveling to the northern mountainous provinces. Photo: @monngondiemdep
Sour Pho does not have a hot broth like traditional pho, but it is eaten with a special chili garlic fish sauce. When eating, you will fully feel the fresh, crisp green vegetables with the sweetness of the meats, and the fleshy taste of the potatoes.
Unique and sour pho, have you tasted it yet? A plate of pho with the green color of fresh vegetables, the bright red color of char siu, the crispy yellow color of fried sweet potatoes, adding the aroma of roasted peanuts, adding the characteristic smell of garlic and chili fish sauce, extremely attractive.
4. Stir-fried Pho
In the current favorite Vietnamese pho dishes, fried pho is also extremely attractive. This pho doesn’t need a hot broth, but it’s enough to fascinate those who like to eat pho. Accordingly, fried pho with a combination of noodle soup, vegetables, and meat helps create a delicious dish, the more you eat it, the better it gets.
Crispy fried pho is also a delicious Vietnamese noodle soup. Photo: @yourtastemate
Stir-fried pho, which is a variation of traditional pho, has made an important contribution to Vietnamese cuisine . People often stir-fry pho in the style of soft stir-fry or crispy fried as you like. The finished bowl of pho will have green vegetables, red meat and white rice noodles. If you want good stir-fried pho, you must stir-fry until just cooked, just enough fat to eat without getting bored.
Stir-fried Pho is attractive, easy to eat and nutritious. Photo: @nagasawa8
To prepare stir-fried pho, people often choose soft beef to stir-fry with vegetables such as onions, bok choy, and carrots,…. When stir-fried, add a little cilantro and green onions to create an attractive aroma. When you eat fried pho, you will fully feel the sweetness of beef, the fresh taste of vegetables and soft noodle soup, the more you eat, the more addicted you are.
5. Dry noodle soup
Another delicious Vietnamese noodle soup that cannot be missed is dry pho. This is a dish that you will have the opportunity to taste when traveling to Gia Lai . Also a variation from traditional pho, but dry pho still has many differences from sour or fried pho.
Gia Lai has a famous dry noodle dish. Photo: @shankandbone
The reason it is called dry pho is because when ordering this dish, visitors are served a bowl of dry pho (no broth) filled with beef arranged on pure white noodles. When eating, you will enjoy fresh green vegetables, and taste the hot and sweet soup, rich in the flavor of the highland.
Traveling to Gia Lai, remember to enjoy the attractive dry pho. Photo: @beulocalfood
When enjoying a bowl of Gia Lai dry noodle soup, you will fully feel the rich sweet, and salty flavor of beef, chicken, and hot bone broth. All create a combination just enough to give birth to a delicious, nutritious dish that will captivate all visitors when they have the opportunity to travel to Gia Lai.
Each Vietnamese noodle dish is attractive and delicious. Photo: @pocklan_s_journey
Each delicious Vietnamese pho dish has its own flavor, processing and enjoyment, but is imbued with the quintessence of Vietnamese cuisine. That is the reason why Vietnamese pho has become a famous dish, not only loved by Vietnamese people but also by foreigners.