Vietnamese noodles

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Vietnamese noodles
A bowl of phở
Type Noodle
Place of origin Vietnam
Variations Many
  • Cookbook: Vietnamese noodles
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Vietnamese cuisine includes many types of noodles. These are often served in soup, but are also served directly.

Noodles by ingredients

Vietnamese noodles are available in either fresh (tươi) or dried (khô) form.

Noodle dishes

Hot noodle soups

  • Bánh canh - a soup made with bánh canh noodles
  • Bún bò Huế - signature noodle soup from Huế, consisting of rice vermicelli in a beef broth with beef, lemon grass, and other ingredients
  • Bún bung - soup made with tomato, Alocasia odora, green papaya, tamarind, green onions and pork.[1]
  • Bún mắm - vermicelli noodle soup with a heavy shrimp paste broth
  • Bún ốc - tomato and snail based noodle soup topped with scallions[2]
  • Bún riêu - rice vermicelli soup with meat, tofu, tomatoes, and congealed boiled pig blood.
  • Bún chả cá - vermicelli soup with fried fishcake
  • Bún sứa - noodles with jellyfish
  • Bún thang - soup made with shredded chicken meat, shredded fried egg, shredded steam pork cake, and various vegetables[1]
  • Cao lầu - signature noodle dish from Hội An consisting of yellow wheat flour noodles in a small amount of broth, with various meats and herbs.
  • Hủ tiếu - a soup made with bánh hủ tiếu and egg noodles. This dish was brought over by the Teochew immigrants (Hoa people).
  • Mì Quảng - signature noodle dish from Quảng Nam, yellow wheat flour noodles in a small amount of broth, with various meats and herbs.
  • Phở - bánh phở in a broth made from beef and spices

Dry noodle dishes

  • Bánh hỏi - extremely thin rice vermicelli woven into intricate bundles and often topped with chopped scallions and meat
  • Bún đậu mắm tôm - Pressed vermicelli noodles with fried tofu served with shrimp paste[3]
  • Bún thịt nướng - a cold noodle dish consisting of bún with grilled pork
  • Bún bò Nam Bộ - stir-fried bún with beef, roasted peanut, herbs and sauce vi:Bún bò Nam Bộ
  • Hủ tiếu khô - stir-fried bánh hủ tiếu noodles with sauce
  • Hủ tiếu xào - stir-fried bánh hủ tiếu
  • Mì khô (also spelled mỳ khô) - stir-fried egg noodles with
  • Phở xào - stir-fried bánh phởsauce

Hot noodle rolls

Cold rice paper rolls

Hot noodle sheets

Special events

Spicy beef and noodles is a very popular combination for weddings.[citation needed] Mì Quảng is served on various occasions such as family parties, death anniversaries, and Tết.

See also


  1. ^ a b Dang, Vinh. "Bún 101". Vietnam Talking Points. One Vietnam Network. Archived from the original on 30 August 2011. Retrieved 16 September 2010. 
  2. ^ "Noodle soups". Savour Asia. Archived from the original on 24 September 2010. Retrieved 4 October 2010. 
  3. ^ "Other noodle dishes". Savour Asia. Archived from the original on 19 September 2010. Retrieved 17 September 2010. 
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