8 Foods That Vietnamese Eat For Breakfast

Breakfast is the most important meal of the day and for Vietnamese people, they take that seriously.  As your day starts, you must prepare yourself for whatever will happen throughout your day. You will need your energy to go through your day so eat a healthy breakfast, eat a Vietnamese breakfast. There are a lot of options to choose from.  If you don’t have enough time to prepare breakfast, there are a lot of Vietnamese restaurants out there where you can order a hearty Vietnamese breakfast. You can even have Pho in Singapore as your breakfast meal. Here are some foods that Vietnamese eat for breakfast, so you will have an idea on what to order.

Pho Bo

Pho Bo is not only popular for breakfast but also the signature food that represents the Vietnamese Gastronomy. Pho is made up of rice noodles topped with fresh slices of raw beef and filled with a hot beef stock that has been simmered for at least 8 hours. It is served with a basket of fresh vegetables and herbs on the side.

Xoi

Xoi is sticky rice. There are different types of Xoi by mixing different ingredients in it. XoiGac is a sticky rice mixed with Gac’s oil. XoiNgo is with corn. Xoi Do Xahn is with green beans. Xoi Lac is with peanuts. XoiTrung is with egg. Xoi Cha is with meat rolls and Xoi Pate is with paste.  You have a lot of options, choose the best one for you.

Chao

Chao is well known as congee or porridge to foreign people. Chao is cooked in the same way even though the flavor changes. Chao Ga is cooked with a whole chicken to have a more delicious broth.  Cooking Chao Ga is the same in cooking Chao Vit or what is known as porridge with duck. Chao Luon is porridge with eel and Chao Ca is with fish.

TrungVit Lon

TrungVit Lon is a dish that most foreign people from the west don’t like because of its appearance. TrungVit Lon is also known as balut. It is a duck embryo on its fertilization process in its shell. It is cooked by boiling in very hot water and steamed to keep it hot. Balut is good for your heart but eating too much will not be good for people who have high blood pressure. It actually tastes way better than how it looks. it is also way better than a chicken egg. It is eaten with fish sauce and vinegar.

BanhMi

This is a sandwich that is made from a French baguette as its base. It is filled up with meat, chicken, or Vietnamese ham. Vegetables such as lettuce and cucumber are added with herbs like cilantro. They add pate to make it taste even more delicious.

BanhCuon

BanhCuon is a steamed roll of rice flour. Inside the roll of steamed rice flour is seasoned meat and wood ear mushroom that is chopped to small bits. It is topped with crispy shallots and served with Nuoc Cham. Many people love eating BanhCuon since it is very delicious with a mild balanced taste. The texture and flavor is perfect.

Vietnamese Banh

Vietnamese Banh is their version of breakfast cake.  It is cooked by steaming. There are different types of Banh that are too many to mention. You should ask your Vietnamese restaurant what variety they serve. Some Banhare filled with mung beans. They are easy to pack and eat so you also can bring them with you to work if you are running late.

Mien

Miens has different types as well. Its noodles are not made out of rice but seaweed and cassava flour instead. It is called as glass noodles or cellophane noodles. The broth of this soup is almost the same with the soup of Pho in Singaporebut a little more sour and fishy. It is sometimes served with seafood which is called Mien Luon. Mien Cua is served with crab meat. Mien Ngan is with goose meat and Mien Ga is with chicken.

All these foods are delicious and healthy. You will have your needed energy to start your day right. You won’t easily feel tired when you eat any of these healthy breakfast options.
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