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    Popular foods that Vietnamese eat for breakfast

    Breakfast plays a very important role as it is the energy source for a whole hard working day. 
    In the past, breakfasts were cooked by deft hands of women in a family which enhances much the taste of the foods. In this day and age, Vietnamese women are busier with their social roles and cannot cook breakfast so frequently, so street-food stalls and restaurant are more appropriate choices. 

    Below VietNam Typical Tours would like to share with you "popular foods that Vietnamese eat for breakfast"

    Cháo sườn - minced meat congee

    Popular foods that Vietnamese eat for breakfast

    Congee or rice porridge is one of the most common meals in Vietnam in not only breakfast but also lunch and dinner. Cháo is very to cook since almost every electronic rice-cooker has porridge cooking function. Although it is considered as the poor’s food, Cháo could be much fancier when cooked with a variety of meats. 

    Xôi/Sticky Rice. 

    Popular foods that Vietnamese eat for breakfast

    Although Pho is well-known all over the world, it is hard to tell whether Pho or Xoi is more popular for breakfast in Vietnam. Even in the smallest lanes in Vietnam ones can find a street-stall selling Xoi in the morning or recognize one or two people carrying a basket of Xoi, covered by banana leaves, on their head of bicycles advertising their Xoi loudly. This sticky rice varies from simple low-price ones like Xoi Gac (Xoi colored with Gac’s oil), Xoi Do Xanh (Xoi with green beans), Xoi Lac (Xoi with peanuts) or Xoi Ngo (Xoi wih corns) for commoners to higher ranks like Xoi Trung (Xoi with egg), Xoi Pate (Xoi with paste) or Xoi Cha (Xoi with meat rolls).

    Popular foods that Vietnamese eat for breakfast

    Pho is not only the most popular breakfast in Vietnam but is also internationally renowned as a symbol of Vietnamese gastronomy. Thousands of Pho stores deliver thousands of taste, that’s why some Pho stores are much more well-known than the rest, and the mystery hidden in the broth of Pho.

     Bun (Rice Vermicelli)

    Popular foods that Vietnamese eat for breakfast

    Similar to Pho, Bun is made of rice flour but instead of flat triangle shape like Pho, Bun has small and circular shape. Recipes to make Bun’s broth are even more diverse than Pho, which result in different vermicelli dishes, most popular ones are Bun Cha (vermicelli and grilled chopped meat), Bun Rieu (vermicelli and crab meat soup), Bun Thang (varied vermicelli), Bun Ca (vermicelli with fried fish) and Bun Oc (vermicelli and snail), while Bun Bo (vermicelli with beef) is specialty of Hue. Specific trait of Bun is an adequate sour taste the main ingredients of their soup are tomato, garcinia cowa and lemon lime.

    Mien (Cellophane Noodles/ Glass noodles)

    Popular foods that Vietnamese eat for breakfast

    Mien has a similar shape to Bun; however, it has originated from seaweed and cassava flour. Thanks to this, Mien is a less-calorie food as well as a vegetarian favorable by on-diet people. Basically, main components of Mien’s broth is the same with Pho, however, its spices are sourer and maybe more fishy because Mien usually eaten with sea-foods. Mien Luon (Mien with eal) is the most popular type of Mien in Vietnam, especially in Hanoi. Broth to cook this special Mien is made of eel’s bones and gingers; then sliced fried eel would be added later. Fresh uncooked vegetables are recommended to eat with Mien Luon to eliminate the fishy taste of it. 

    Banh Bao 

    Popular foods that Vietnamese eat for breakfast

    Banh Bao  (literally "wrapping cake") is a ball-shaped bun containing pork or chicken meat, onions, eggs, mushrooms and vegetables, in Vietnamese cuisine. Banh Bao  are often used any meal of the day. And especially often used in the breakfast

    Banh Gio

    Popular foods that Vietnamese eat for breakfast

    Gio cake is a delicious dish in northern of Vietnam. Cake flavor taste, torrid but when you eat a cool freshness.Cake with meat, black fungus and if you add little chutney, `hot food is great

    Banh Mi (Vietnamese Bread)

    Popular foods that Vietnamese eat for breakfast

    Banh Mi with vegetables, shrimp, sausage, pig’s liver paste eaten with tomato or chili sauce. Recently, Vietnam has adopted Donner Kebab bread from Turkey, which is highly appreciated by its civilians.

     Banh Cuon (Rice Flour Steamed Rolls)

    Popular foods that Vietnamese eat for breakfast

    another specialty made of rice flour: Banh Cuon. Banh Cuon is covered by a thin, wide sheet of steamed rice flour and its core filled with seasoned ground pork, and minced wood ear mushroom. Banh cuon is usually served with Cha Que and special dipping sauce named “nước chấm” made only for Banh Cuon. 

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