A Beginner’s Guide to the Tastiest Eats on the Go
Vietnamese street food is known for its fresh flavors, vibrant colors, and delicious taste. This type of food is a staple in Vietnam and can be found on almost every street corner, from the bustling cities to small villages. Street food is an essential part of Vietnamese culture and it’s a great way to experience the local cuisine. In this blog post, we will take a look at some of the most popular street food dishes that you can find in Vietnam and how you can try them in Matakana, New Zealand.
One of the most popular street food dishes in Vietnam is banh mi. This delicious sandwich is made up of a baguette filled with a variety of ingredients such as meat, vegetables, and herbs. The sandwich is usually served with a spicy chili sauce and a savory paté. Banh mi is a great option for those who are looking for a quick and easy meal on the go.
Another popular street food dish is bun cha ca. This dish is made up of vermicelli noodles, fish cakes, and a savory broth. The fish cakes are usually made with a combination of fish and spices, and are served with herbs and a tangy dipping sauce. Bun cha ca is a great option for those who are looking for a light and refreshing meal.
For something more substantial, you can try com tam, which is broken rice dishes. This dish is made up of broken rice, grilled pork or beef, and a variety of vegetables. Com tam is a great option for those who are looking for a filling meal that is packed with flavor.
If you’re in the mood for something sweet, you can try banh cam or banh ran. Banh cam is a deep-fried glutinous rice ball filled with sweet mung bean paste and rolled in sesame seeds. Banh ran is a deep-fried glutinous rice ball filled with savory mung bean paste and served with a sweet and savory dipping sauce. Both are a delicious treat that will satisfy your sweet tooth.
For those who are looking for something with a little bit of heat, you can try bun bo hue. This spicy noodle soup is made with beef, pork, and a variety of herbs and spices. The broth is usually made with lemongrass and chili, giving it a unique and flavorful taste.
These are just a few examples of the delicious street food dishes that you can find in Vietnam. If you want to try these dishes, come visit our food truck in Matakana, New Zealand. We bring the authentic taste of Vietnam to you, with the freshest ingredients and traditional cooking methods. So come and enjoy a taste of Vietnam, right here in Matakana.
Heya! I’m Tony, Phuong’s youngest brother, the owner and head chef of VietQ Foods. Like my sister, I grew up with a love for Vietnamese food. We were both brought up with eating some of the best Vietnamese dishes mustered up by our parents and extended family. While I’ve always loved the food, it was only when I travelled through Vietnam in my formative years that changed my whole perspective and made me really appreciate the cuisine.
Now, I enjoy spending my time eating, cooking, and writing about everything to do with Vietnamese food.