From Fast Pho to Sizzling Crêpes, 16 Vietnamese Recipes That’ll Have You Pining for Saigon
Enjoy Western takes on classic Vietnamese dishes, from nourishing soups to flavorful meats
Sizzling Saigon Crêpes (Bánh Xèo)
This Saigon street snack makes for a satisfying opening act to a meal.
Vietnamese Noodle Rolls
Some might say that no Vietnamese-themed menu is complete without a platter of fresh rolls. We’d be inclined to agree.
Recipe: Vietnamese Noodle Rolls
Salt and Pepper Chicken Wings
Crispy fried wings get some tangy heat from the Spicy Lime Dipping Sauce.
Recipe: Salt and Pepper Chicken Wings
Shrimp and Pork Meatball Wraps with Vietnamese Dipping Sauce
These meatballs get extra-crispy texture courtesy of panko breadcrumbs.
Vietnamese Herb Salad
Celebrate the herbaceous flavors that are central to Vietnamese cooking. Want to make it a meal? Top it with spiced turkey meatballs.
Recipe: Vietnamese Herb Salad
Grilled Chicken and Melon Salad with Crispy Shallots
This dinner guests-worthy salad gets some special touches in the form of homemade shallot oil, a spicy chicken marinade, and sweet melon to balance the heat.
Vietnamese Steak Noodle Salad
Thinly-sliced rib-eye, a deep hit of umami, herbs, and more top a mound of rice noodles in this hearty dinner salad that comes together in a half-hour.
Recipe: Vietnamese Steak Noodle Salad
Cucumber Salad with Caramelized Shallots and Herbs
This salad, courtesy of Seattle chefs and siblings Eric and Sophie Banh, is doubly crunchy thanks to fresh cucumber and fried shallots, a staple of Vietnamese cooking.
Pressure Cooker Chicken Pho
Use this hack for pho, courtesy of cookbook author Andrea Nguyen, and enjoy it in a fraction of the time it would normally take to cook.
Recipe: Pressure Cooker Chicken Pho
Sweet and Sour Shrimp Soup
Typically served as part of a meal in Vietnam, this flavorful shrimp soup could just as easily be the main event.
Recipe: Sweet and Sour Shrimp Soup
Hanoi-Style Salmon with Turmeric and Dill
A traditional Vietnamese dish gets a Western twist by subbing salmon for snakehead fish. The turmeric gives it an extra pop of festive color.
Legendary chef Charles Phan (of Slanted Door fame) uses filet mignon in his version of the classic recipe.
Recipe: Shaking Beef
Grilled Lemongrass Pork Chops
Thin pork chops cook up quickly in this easy recipe flavored with the essential Viet ingredient of lemongrass.
Recipe: Grilled Lemongrass Pork Chops
Banh Mi Rice Noodle Bowl
The beloved sandwich gets reinvented as a noodle bowl that can be customized with an assortment of toppings.
Recipe: Banh Mi Rice Noodle Bowl
The Spirit of Saint Tran
Lime, pineapple, litchi, fresh herb, and oolong tea enliven this rum cocktail named for a 13th-century Vietnamese general.
Recipe: The Spirit of Saint Tran
Vietnamese Iced Coffee
When you need a sweet caffeine jolt, look no further than this classic beverage.
Recipe: Vietnamese Iced Coffee