The Best Summer Treats to Enjoy in Southern Vietnam

If you crave Southern Vietnam's dishes this summer, this list is for you!

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Southern cuisine is famous for the unique flavors and the distinct ways of preparation. Here are some specialties perfect for the hot summer you try on your trip to the Souther region of Vietnam.

Trang Bang rice paper wrap

The Best Summer Treats to Enjoy in Southern Vietnam
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Trang Bang rice paper wrap from the sunny and windy Tay Ninh region served with delicious ingredients such as Cu Chi heifer, roasted pork belly, boiled pork belly, boiled pork leg, and grilled snakehead fish is best eaten in hot, dry summers. The roll is filled with fresh vegetables, seasoned fish sauce, and fresh pineapple and spices. It is a celebration of flavors in one bite.

Braised fried rice

The Best Summer Treats to Enjoy in Southern Vietnam
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The highlight of this dish is the stew inspired by Western-style recipe. The broth is thick, viscous, both spicy and salty, with sweet duck served with fragrant crispy burnt rice, offering a very unique taste of Southern cuisine. After one bite, you will immediately crave for more. It is a popular starter dish in family restaurants in the South to work up your appetite.

Goby fish hotpot served with leaves

The Best Summer Treats to Enjoy in Southern Vietnam
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Another signature dish of the South is goby fish hotpot. A full pot of goby fish hotpot includes fresh goby fish, wild vegetables, hot peppers, and leaves.

Medium-cooked fish, soft sweet meat, combined with a spicy and sour broth is often served with vermicelli.

Snakehead fish sour soup

The Best Summer Treats to Enjoy in Southern Vietnam
Snakehead fish sour soup is a simple dish in the southern provinces, easy to cook and eat, especially in the summer. Photo: Internet

Southerners have a habit of using sugar when cooking, so the standard sour soup will be slightly sweet. This soup uses tamarind to sour and balance out the sweetness.

Sweet porridge with jelly cubes

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Sweet porridge with jelly. Photo: Dreamstime

The cool and fragrant cubes of jelly, the aroma of grapefruit flowers, the freshness of fruits, and the nutty flavor of almonds make jelly cubes sweet porridge famous for the delicious taste, the cooling effect, and health benefits for human beings.

Coconut Ice-cream

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This ice cream is stored in a big coconut with copra and fresh julienned coconut with dried fruits sprinkled on the surface. This ice cream is fragrant, cool, and blended with the freshness of coconut, giving you a brand new refreshing experience. Coconut ice cream is not very cheap.

However, you can make this dish at home to save money and eat it whenever you crave it.

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