I guess you heard countless times about Pho, Bun Bo Hue and Broken Rice before coming to Vietnam. But here, I will show you 3 special foods in Saigon that not many tourists know about them and those dishes may surprise you a lot. Let’s explore!
QUAILS BALUT EGG SAUTE WITH TAMARIND
Quails balut egg makes diners enjoy from its dotted shell and thin shell, it looks like tiny dinosaur eggs. Basically, inside of quails balut egg is no different duck balut egg. However, because it is too small so eating like not eating. If eating one duck balut egg is enough, eating a dozen quails balut eggs so you don’t feel crave for more. Quails balut egg saute with tamarind will surprise you definitely if you dare to eat one of the weirdest dishes in the world.
BÁNH TẰM BÌ – VIETNAMESE NOODLES WITH COCONUT CREAM
I guess you might think it’s weird to eat such a dish with the mixture among rice noodles, fish sauce and coconut cream. But I’m sure that right at the time you taste it into your mouth, you will feel balance with all the things in the dish. Its name is Bánh Tằm Bì – one of the special foods in Mekong Delta. There are many types of Vietnamese rice noodles such as flat noodles (used for Pho), vermicelli noodles (used for Bún Thịt Nướng) and thicker vermicelli noodles (used for Bún Bò Huế). This dish was made from another kind of rice noodle, however, it looks like Japanese udon noodle. Its tastes are sticky, soft and tender with the smell and light sweet taste of coconut, it would be highly recommended for your trip in Saigon. Besides, special sauteed pork skin, sauteed pork, herbs, cucumber and green onion also make the dish balanced and healthy.
PUMPKIN FLAN CAKE
If you are a big fan of flan cake, I bet that you will definitely be falling in love with pumpkin flan cake. It’s a new dessert that Saigon gourmets hunt for. If you are looking for healthy food, here is one of the best dessert in Saigon. The cake was made from egg, coconut milk, rice flour and palm sugar which are mixed then steamed until it cooked. Pumpkin flan cake is light sweet, soft and attractive with yellow color. The smell and taste of Vietnamese pumpkin and flan cake are stick together perfectly. Yummy Yummy! This is out of this world!
Hence, what are you waiting for? Let’s try 3 special foods with us in Saigon!
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