Vietnamese Recipes

Looking for recipes for Vietnamese dishes like pho, banh mi, and spring rolls? Allrecipes has the Vietnamese recipes you need, with ratings, reviews, and cooking tips.

Staff Picks

Authentic Vietnamese Spring Rolls (Nem Ran Hay Cha Gio)

Rating: 4.83 stars
This is a recipe I learned while traveling through Vietnam. The ingredients are relatively simple and easy to find in any grocery store. I've cooked this a number of times since getting back and it's always been a hit. They taste great with dipping sauce.

Vietnamese Lemongrass Beef and Noodles

Rating: 4.75 stars
This is a classic Vietnamese dish that is so simple to make. Sauteed beef marinated in lemongrass and garlic and tossed with cold vermicelli noodles and fresh herbs. Great on warm days or it makes a quick, weeknight meal.

Asian Garlic Beef Cubes (Vietnamese Bo Luc Lac or Shaking Beef)

Rating: 4.13 stars
Delicious beef cubes that offer a variety of flavors and are usually the first to go in any of our dinners. Can be served on a bed of lettuce, onions, and tomatoes with white Jasmine or Thai sticky rice, if desired.

Bo Nuong Xa

Rating: 4.38 stars
Marinated lemon grass beef skewers that can be broiled or grilled. This is a traditional Vietnamese dish, best if dipped in Nuaoc Cham sauce.

Vietnamese Caramel Chicken

Rating: 5 stars
Asian-style chicken with steamed rice.

Amanda's Quick Pho

Rating: 5 stars
Based off of recipe for Vietnamese pho, with a twist. Easy enough to make at home and good enough to forego takeout. Garnish with generous helpings of cilantro, bean sprouts, fresh basil, additional hoisin sauce, and sriracha hot sauce.

Vegetable Banh Mi

Rating: 4 stars
This vegetable banh mi for two stars quick-pickled vegetables and portobello mushrooms sauteed with fish sauce, sriracha, and five-spice. If you omit the fish sauce it's vegetarian.

Spicy Vietnamese Quick Pickled Vegetables

Rating: 4.6 stars
These quick pickled vegetables are traditionally served as a condiment for banh mi sandwiches, but they make a nice side for anything you'd normally pair with coleslaw, like fish and chips, BBQ, fish tacos, etc.

Vermicelli Noodle Bowl

Rating: 4.45 stars
Many Vietnamese dishes are perfect for hot weather. This simple noodle salad combines fresh herbs, rice vermicelli, cucumber, bean sprouts, and more, topped with grilled shrimp. Tossed with a tangy sweet and sour sauce, it's a simple and satisfying dinner.

Vietnamese Grilled Lemongrass Chicken

Rating: 4.64 stars
Chicken marinated with lemongrass and grilled. Garnish with rice paper, lettuce, cucumber, bean sprouts, mint, and ground peanut.

Authentic Pho

Rating: 4.29 stars
This authentic pho isn't quick, but it is delicious. The key is in the broth, which gets simmered for at least 6 hours.

Vietnamese Chicken and Long-Grain Rice Congee

Rating: 4.48 stars
Congee is a much overlooked soup and a comfort food of a lot of Asian peoples. This recipe is flavorful, light, and goes down real easy when you are feeling a little out of the weather. It looks harder than it actually is. I usually just throw things together, go away, and wander into the kitchen later to see if it's done.

Inspiration and Ideas

Vietnamese Fresh Spring Rolls

Rating: Unrated
"These taste EXACTLY like the ones I order from the restaurants. I've made them a couple times a week for the past month!" – Dessert Queen

Vietnamese Sandwich

Rating: Unrated
Watch how to make a Vietnamese Sandwich.

Banh Mi Burgers

Rating: 4.61 stars

I whipped up these burgers for a weekend meal after a Saturday morning visit to the farmer's market. A peek in the fridge told me I had baby cukes to use. They aren't traditional, but they were a hit and instantly became a favorite with the hubby and me. Burgers can also be cooked on the stovetop. Grilling will add a nice flavor, and I prefer charcoal for a nice smoky finish.