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Top 10 Vietnamese snacks that make foreign couples fall in love: The last dish is too strange!

And even many Vietnamese have never heard of or tasted this last dish. Can you guess what this dish is?

In the eyes of international friends, Vietnam is a country with a very unique traditional culture, especially with a rich and diverse cuisine with countless dishes that are not only delicious but also extremely popular. popular with foreign tourists, including JB & Renee.

Met in the Philippines in 2002 and quickly fell in love with each other, 3 years later, the couple got married and built a happy family together. Unlike other couples, JB & Renee both love to travel and have spent nearly 20 years of their marriage on the road, exploring many countries around the world, and not forgetting to enjoy the food together. world and document these culinary experiences on their travel blog Will Fly For Food.

Couple JB & Renee

JB & Renee (currently living in the US) has had many occasions to come to Vietnam, try many dishes and choose a list of 45 most delicious dishes of Vietnam, must try when coming to the S-shaped strip of land. Here are 10 snacks on the list that make them fall in love. Notably, there are some dishes that many Vietnamese have never tasted or even heard of.

Let’s see how many of these dishes you’ve enjoyed.

01.Cong Cake

Cong cake, also known as Banh Chung, is a specialty dish of the Khmer ethnic group in Soc Trang province, the South. Banh Cong is shaped like a cup, small in size, and made from rice flour, shrimp, meat, cassava roots and green beans. The cake is deep-fried in oil, so the crust is dark yellow, the outer shell is crispy, and on top is an attractive bright red shrimp.

Top 10 Vietnamese snacks that make foreign couples fall in love: The last dish is too strange!

02.Fried dough

Fried dough is one of the most famous street foods in Ho Chi Minh City, even, it was once considered by famous Vietnamese-Australian chef Luke Nguyen as one of his favorite dishes.

True to the name, fried dough is a simple snack made from rice flour, tapioca flour mixed with water, added a little spice, then steamed, cooled, cut into squares and then steamed. deep fry in oil, then add eggs and onions until golden crispy.

03.Baked rice paper

Grilled rice paper is a type of cake made from thinly coated rice flour, dried and then baked on charcoal, topped with different ingredients depending on taste, from eggs to meats and this type of cake is also known as rice paper. “Vietnamese pizza”.

JB & Renee’s favorite rice paper has a topping made with eggs, chicken or beef, and according to them, it goes well with beer.

04 & 05.Pillow Cake & Shrimp Cake

When coming to Hanoi and going to taste street food, JB & Renee was surprised with 2 types of cakes lined up side by side. One is the pillow cake (with a semicircle shape, bulging in the middle like a pillow) and the other is shrimp cake – both are very famous snacks here and are loved by many people.

Pillow cake with filling is made from ground pork with mushrooms, vermicelli, eggs, the outer shell is flour, deep-fried in oil, when eaten with sweet and sour fish sauce. And shrimp cakes are also made from a mixture of flour, eggs, sliced ​​sweet potatoes and shrimp, then deep-fried and also dipped with sweet and sour fish sauce, served with raw vegetables, helping diners not have the feeling of being sick of fat. want to eat two. According to JB & Renee, the experience of eating pillow and shrimp cakes has helped them understand a lot more about the harmony of yin and yang in Vietnamese cuisine.

06.Chicken soup

A dish often used to nourish people who have just woken up, it is actually a snack for many students, students or those who need to fill their stomach with a nutritious but not too heavy meal.

Chicken porridge has very simple ingredients, is cooked from fragrant glutinous rice, add a little sticky rice to thicken, minced or shredded chicken, served with sliced ​​quarts.


This is one of the most popular and favorite snacks in Vietnam. There are many snail dishes, from incense snails, nail snails, stone snails, lion snails… and whether it is boiled snails or fried snails, they all have a very attractive and irresistible taste when dipped with them. chili sauce or dipping sauce mixed with chili, ginger and lime leaves.


One dessert that makes JB & Renee not to be missed is the traditional Vietnamese tea. Whether eaten hot or with ice, it is delicious, especially for those who like sweets, especially in the summer, a glass of iced tea has a very good cooling effect.

JB & Renee said that one of their favorite tea dishes in Vietnam is corn soup (corn tea) with a soft, supple and very fragrant taste. When coming to Hue, they used to eat corn tea after eating mussel rice.

09.Mango Cake

Even though it’s called mango cake, it doesn’t contain mango, and doesn’t even have the yellow color of a mango.

Mango cake is actually a cake made from rice flour, with a filling made from peanuts and sugar. The name mango cake comes from the fact that it is shaped like a mango seed.


Xi but also known as black sesame tea is a dessert in Hoi An, introduced to Hoi An when it was still a prosperous trading port and usually only sold here, so even many Vietnamese I have never heard of this dish or tasted it.

The ingredients to cook this dish include black sesame, coconut water, rice flour, sugar, gotu kola, and apricots. It is known that the taste is not too sweet, very good for health, and is sold a lot on the streets along the Thu Bon River.

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