If it’s going to be your first trip to Vietnam, there is not only plenty to see but eat as well! Here are some of the popular dishes you should look to try on your visit.

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Com Tam (Broken Rice)

A relatively inexpensive dish, Com Tam, also known as broken rice, is a well-loved street food; it’s popular in places like Ho Chi Minh City which can be easily reached by those staying at a Binh Duong apartment for rent. The rice is usually served with a fried egg and / or meats like pork or fish. Cucumber slices, pickled vegetables and a dipping sauce called “nuoc cham” generally come as accompaniments.

Pho (Noodle Soup)

Vietnam’s national dish, Pho is a noodle soup that’s globally popular though, there’s nothing like trying it in its country of origin while on a stay at properties like Citadines Central Binh Duong. Interestingly, locals usually have it for breakfast, though it can be enjoyed at any time; the flat rice noodles in a chicken or beef broth with ingredients like coriander and ginger along with meats or veggies and a topping of fresh herbs is bound to leave you fully satisfied!

Bun Cha (Grilled Pork & Noodles)

Another great noodle dish, Bun Cha is a culinary speciality from Hanoi where you will find many street-side eateries and stalls offering this delectable delight. Generally eaten for lunch or dinner, it features pork meatballs and pork belly grilled on a charcoal brazier and served on rice vermicelli with fresh herbs and pickles; it comes with a distinctive dipping sauce that adds to the flavour too.

Banh Mi (Vietnamese Baguette)

The origins of Banh Mi, a type of Vietnamese baguette or sandwich, date to the 19th century during the time of French colonial rule. Thus, it’s no surprise that a French baguette is used for this not-to-be-missed sandwich; the filling, which can include beef, pork, chicken, egg, fried fish, or tofu as well as pate, pickled vegetables, chillies and cilantro, combines with the baguette’s crispy crust and soft inside for a heavenly taste!