I choose to write this article in English because I imagine that many individuals around the world may have this question in mind. This is my personal list and you can use the comment field to express your list. Over time, we can combine into a popular list of 10, if we have enough responses.
Gỏi Cuốn – Spring roll
This dish can be made at home. If you can buy fresh pork belly and fresh shrimp, it will be delicious.
Here is a photo and recipe from HungryHuy.com
This dish was prepared at my grandmother home on special occasions. Van restaurant in Little Saigon is where we go to for Banh Xeo
Here is a picture and recipe on iamnotthenanny.com by Thien Kim Lam
Here are some recipes. For old school you must use rice paper, not springroll wrapper.
Bò bảy món
Thien An or Anh Hong are the 2 restaurants in Little Saigon that we take our visitors to.
this photo is on http://farm5.static.flickr.com/4027/4223507846_ec354274e1.jpg
Chả cá Thăng Long
This photo is on http://mmm-yoso.typepad.com/mmmyoso/images/2007/08/23/ha_noi_015.jpg
Cha ca thang long
Canh chua cá và cá kho tộ
Image on flicker
Tôm kho tàu
This photo is on http://thucooking.info/giant-tiger-prawns-vietnamese-tom-kho-tau/ and I think this chef made it pretty good. If the shrimp is fresh, it will be so good.
You can try this as in
- cơm tấm bì
- bánh bèo bì
- bánh mì bì
My favorite place is Com Tam Dat Thanh
Bún bò Huế
Some homemade bun bo hue are quite better than in the dish in a restaurant. There are a few restaurants in Little Saigon that you can try: Vy Da, Saigon Deli or Bun Bo Hue So 1
Lẩu dê hầm thuốc bắc
You can try this one at Phuong Hoang Restaurant in Little Saigon California, my favorite place for this dish. If you attemp this at home you have to buy goat mutton and make sure you include skin and bone, to be authentic
lau de ham thuoc bac
What is your list
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