Three Vietnamese Pork Dishes Included in Top 100 Pork Recipes

The fact that Taste Atlas has included these Vietnamese dishes in its global food rankings is a clear testament to the country's exceptional culinary skills.


Taste Atlas, a well-known online food guide, has included three Vietnamese dishes in its list of the “100 Best Rated Dishes With Pork”, according to VOV.

The three dishes are bún bò giò heo Huế (Hue breakfast noodle soup), chả giò (Vietnamese fried spring rolls), and cơm tấm (broken rice).

3 Vietnamese Dishes Listed among 100 Best Rated Pork Dishes
In Hue, this dish is simply called “Bun Bo” or more specifically “Bun Bo Gio Heo”.

According to Taste Atlas, bún bò Huế is a traditional Vietnamese soup that is typically consumed for breakfast. The soup consists of pork and beef bones broth, vermicelli, pork sausage, lemongrass, shrimp paste, lime juice, and a variety of herbs.

The soup is known for its spiciness and rich complex flavor.

Taste Atlas also mentioned that bún bò Huế was believed to have originated from the imperial court’s cuisine.

Vietnamese fried spring rolls, known as chả giò in the south and nem rán in the north, are another popular dish included in the list.

3 Vietnamese Dishes Listed among 100 Best Rated Pork Dishes
Spring rolls are a popular traditional Vietnamese dish served on special occasions such as major ceremonies and Lunar New Year.

The main characteristic of these tasty rolls is the filling made with pork and shrimp, wrapped in delicate rice paper.

The stuffing for the rolls often includes vegetables such as carrots, cabbage, mushrooms, glass noodles, and bean sprouts. The rolls are then fried to golden perfection, resulting in a crispy outer layer and a flavorful filling.

Cơm tấm, a traditional Vietnamese dish typically sold as street food, is also listed among the best-rated pork dishes.

3 Vietnamese Dishes Listed among 100 Best Rated Pork Dishes
Broken rice, or cơm tấm, has become a must-try dish for locals, foreign visitors, and travelers in Vietnam. Photo: Vietnamtourism

When served, cơm tấm is accompanied by various toppings such as fried eggs, shredded pork skin, grilled pork chops, or deep-fried fish patties.

The usual garnishes for cơm tấm include lime wedges, chopped spring onions, and mint. Sliced tomatoes, cucumbers, pickled vegetables, and dipping sauces are also commonly served as accompaniments.

Hannah Nguyen