Vietnamese Food Listed as World’s Best Dishes by CNN

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Oh the temptation of Vietnamese cuisine, it doesn’t stop at the doorsteps of an authentic fancy downtown restaurant, it seeps through the fragrant air coming from the boiling broth pot of a local street stall and charms all your foreign senses.

There is no dispute of how the complexity in flavor, the healthy harmony of ingredients and the incredible fragrant smell of Vietnamese food have kept many foreigners enchanted with its cuisine. 

Now CNN is voicing its opinion on what are the most delicious foods on the planet and they sure have not missed the Vietnamese signature dishes. They scoured the planet for what is considered to be 50 of the most delicious foods ever created and these 50 dishes are praised to be ones that you eat because it would be a crime not to. CNN’s list of incredible world dishes spans from simple yet classic buttered popcorn to the universal fan favorite tacos from Mexico to the sophisticated Italian Parma ham. 

Vietnamese infamous Goi cuon (summer roll) landed on the 30th spot with high praises while the heart and soul of Vietnamese cuisine and its most popular food exports stood at No. 28th right before the highly-desired Ohmi-gyu beef steak from Japan. 

This snack made from pork, shrimp, herbs, rice vermicelli and other ingredients wrapped in rice paper is served at room temperature. It’s “meat light,” with the flavors of refreshing herbs erupting in your mouth. Dipped in a slightly sweet Vietnamese sauce laced with ground peanuts, it’s wholesome, easy and the very definition of “moreish.”

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The healthy and balanced Summer Rolls ‘Goi Cuon’ Photo:

This oft-mispronounced national dish (“fuh” is correct) is just broth, fresh rice noodles, a few herbs and usually chicken or beef. But it’s greater than the sum of its parts — fragrant, tasty and balanced.

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Vietnamese Pho. Photo:

What is your favorite Vietnamese food? Tell us in the comment.

Check out the rest of CNN’s 50 Best Foods in the World here.


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