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Central Vietnam's Greatest Dishes

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Delicious food is everywhere in Vietnam. Fans of the cuisine debate the merits of the country's many regional variations. True believers, however, often point to the central areas as the motherlode of gastronomic excellence. Hue and Hoi An in particular have several showstoppers in their repertoire, while Da Nang, with its tasty mi quang soup, is hardly a slouch.
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8 Nguyễn Bỉnh Khiêm, Phú Cát, Thành phố Huế, Thừa Thiên Huế, Vietnam
When Vietnamese go to Vietnam, they go with a food list to check off. On the top of my list was Banh Beo, like my grandmother (Ba Noi, in Vietnamese) used to make. It is a common dish of Hue, my father's hometown in central Vietnam. The steamed...
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6 Đinh Tiên Hoàng, Phú Hoà, Thành phố Huế, Thừa Thiên Huế, Vietnam
My best food tip? Ask your taxi driver for the best place to eat. You'll be pleasantly surprised. That's how I came to Lac Thien, a street cafe, for Banh Khoai--a savory crepe pan-fried to a golden crisp, stuffed with shrimp, bean sprouts and...
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Hội An, Quang Nam Province, Vietnam
Hoi An’s signature dish, Cao Lầu, is a Vietnamese noodle dish of pork, noodles, and fried croutons that originated from the small town. It's out of this world and not too be missed when passing through Hoi An.
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166 Lê Đình Dương, Hải Châu 2, Hải Châu, Đà Nẵng 550000, Vietnam
Most bigger Vietnamese cities have their own noodle specialty and Danang is no exception. In its case, the dish in question -- mi quang -- is an absolute classic. The dish is made with wide egg noodles, with a characteristic slippery quality,...
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Hội An, Quang Nam Province, Vietnam
Of all Hoi An's culinary specialties, White Rose (banh bao vac) is the most aesthetically appealing. These delicate morsels are a type of shrimpl dumpling made from translucent white dough bunched up to look like a rose. Presented on a plate they...
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Hội An, Quang Nam Province, Vietnam
A hub for trade for centuries, Hoi An has always been an outward looking place. Foreign influences abound in its cuisine, and this take on Hainanese chicken rice reflects the city's links with southern China. The dish features shredded chicken...
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Da Nang, Hải Châu, Da Nang, Vietnam
Originating from Hue, but loved all over Central and Southern Vietnam (Hanoi has a similar dish called Bun Cha), this cool vermicelli noodle salad involves pickled veg, bean sprouts and fresh herbs, topped with sweet grilled pork and a scattering...
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Huế, Thua Thien Hue, Vietnam
The royal capital for more than 140 years during the 19th and 20th centuries, Hue is a not-to-be-missed stop on any itinerary in Vietnam. It was a political, religious, and cultural center for the Nguyen dynasty, the last to rule the country...
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Hội An, Quang Nam Province, Vietnam
In general, Vietnamese cuisine is fresher and healthier than its counterparts around the region. These deep-fried delights, however, are an exception to the rule. Almost like a Vietnamese version of nachos, the dish is a vehicle for the sweet and...