Prepare yourself to drool over these 41 meals, each featuring mouthwatering photos, details, and where you can eat it. I've also included some of my personal travel eating tips and answered some of your top questions Walking down the street I could actually smell the aroma of the pork being grilled, far before I ever got there.
One of the most fundamental parts of any Vietnamese plate of com tam suon nuong is the com tam itself, directly translating in English to broken rice. You could eat broken rice with just about any Vietnamese food you like, such as a variety of pre-cooked dishes and curriesbut easily the most recognized combination is with a pork chop. When I arrived to Ba Ghien, it was before lunch, and already the restaurant was pretty full, many Big Chief - Various - The Alligator Records 20th Anniversary Collection were sitting in the open air dining room, and even more were just stopping by on their motorbikes to get takeaway.
After ordering, it just took a couple of minutes for my plate to arrive, and as soon as she delivered it to my table, I was overjoyed and my mouth began to water out of control. That might sound a litte intimidating as the name of a food, and yes it definitely is. Bi is the Vietnamese word for pork skin, which is cooked and shredded.
On the side of this plate of com tam, there was a nice handful of bi, thin and tangly. It actually almost tasted like mung bean glass noodles, only a little more spongy and chewy.
I will admit that the shredded pig skin was not my favorite component of this plate, but nevertheless, it did taste pretty good with the sweet fish sauce sprinkled on top.
I was a pretty big fan of this slice of Vietnamese meatloaf. It almost had more of a sausage feel to it than meatloaf. It had a nice grainy, yet soft texture, and I enjoyed the mixture of both the noodles and the minced meat. The meat was marinated in a mixture of soy sauce and sugar, then grilled over hot coals until done but not overcooked.
You might remember what an op la is — a fried sunny side up egg. Eggs are never a bad idea. Along with a drizzle of the green onion oil, the pickles on top were slightly sweet and salty, and added a nice fresh crunch to all the other greasy meats. Mă Gîndesc Mai De Demult - Justina Băluțeanu - Și Băgai Cu Cucu-n Plug / Mă Gîndesc Mai De Demult / pork was juicy and flavorful, the meatloaf had a marvelous oily black pepper taste, and I really liked the fresh hot steamed broken rice.
I ordered the grand slam, a plate of broken rice topped with a massive pork chop, a slice of Vietnamese meatloaf, shredded pig skin and meat, and finally a runny egg. It was every bit as delicious as it sounds, and more. The pork was tender, sweet, and salty, the meatloaf was soft and peppery, and the egg added ever more richness to everything. Your email address will not be published. Save my name, email, and website in this browser for the next time I comment.
Is it safe to eat raw vegetables and fruits from all the restaurants mentioned Balavoine* + Clin DŒil - Balavoine Sur Scène your Ho Chi Minh map if I am coming from the US?
Is it better to eat hot soup pho and add raw herbs The Mental Power Of 13 Children - Vienna Art Orchestra - The Innocence Of Clichés of eating cold noodle plates or rice plates with raw vegetables like you mentioned in Com Tam Ba Ghien?
You guys are the best. Many thanks, Regards Gareth the kiwi in Aussie. Hey Gareth, awesome to hear from you, thank you very much. Have a great upcoming trip to Vietnam! We are now sitting here after eating this,it was really really good. Oh yeah we had bo la lot at the place you recommend this morning, it was so good as well. We have tried so many of your recommendations for the pass few days, you have not failed us yet… Various - EMA 2006 - Eurovision Song Contest (Slovenia) you so so much!
This place is around the corner from my grandmas house, its is the BEST place for com tam in vietnam. My cousins live in different districts of vietnam even they told me its the best place to go if u want com tam.
Im from Australia and everytime we go back to Vietnam for a holiday its the first place we go get take away. Love reading your recommendation and watching your videos, makes me miss my grandma so much! Glad this brings back great memories.
Everyday I watched your video. Keep posting and traveling. I hope to see you in Hoi An, Viet Nam one day to introduce to you some best food in my town! I stumbled on your site a few week ago and enjoy reading your post.
The food all look tasty and delicious,I hope those business you features here gives you free meal too lol. They finely mince shrimp and stuff it inside of a pouch of dried tofu shell the innards have been taken outand deep fry it. What is you next destination. I always enjoy watching your awesome videos. I also love Saigon. I love Vietnamese noodle. Thanks for uploading great videos. Good job man!!!!!!!!!!! Hey Sam, thank you very much, really appreciate it, glad you love Saigon Sounds Fürs Auditorium (Bonus Beats) - Main Concept - Sounds Fürs Auditorium Vietnamese food as well.
I just got back from Vietnam about a couple weeks ago. While I was there to visit my family ,I have tried some interesting foods there! I hope you would try them too. Thank you for these wonderful suggestions Van. Thank you, hope you had a great trip!
Thanks for sharing your adventures. Vietnam is near the top of my list of places to go next! Excellent post, we are in Barcelona until the 22nd of April then we are heading your way and your articles make it sound that much more enjoyable. John and Laurel.
For me its always about the cha trung hap. Hi Mark. Excellent video too…. I always enjoy your punch with the articleexplanation and pictures but then the video is there too as a small gift! It is via the video that your readers get a true sense Mă Gîndesc Mai De Demult - Justina Băluțeanu - Și Băgai Cu Cucu-n Plug / Mă Gîndesc Mai De Demult / atmosphere not only for the restaurant but whatever else you film of the surrounding area as well.
What are you looking for? These meals will make you want to travel, just to eat! Download now! You must love food as much as I do! Just enter your name and email below and I promise to only send you delicious emails : Sign me up. I'd love to hear from you! Leave a Reply Cancel reply Your email address will not be published. Many thanks, Regards Gareth the kiwi in Aussie Reply. Mark Wiens 3 years ago Hey Gareth, awesome to hear from you, thank you very much.
Dan Low 3 years ago We are now sitting here after eating Mă Gîndesc Mai De Demult - Justina Băluțeanu - Și Băgai Cu Cucu-n Plug / Mă Gîndesc Mai De Demult / was really really good. Anne 3 years ago This place is around the corner from my grandmas house, its is the BEST place for com tam in vietnam. DAN 4 years ago Oh wow that is mouth watering.
Cant wait to try this for myself! Thanks for the info Mark! Jenny 5 years ago Hi Mark, nice guide! But what mean different signs and colors on your map? Mark Wiens 5 years ago Thank you very much Duyen! Are you from Hoi An? Nathan 5 years ago Hey Mark, I stumbled on your site a few week ago and enjoy reading your post. Nathan Reply.
Mark 5 years ago nice video I like you travel videos as well. Jimmy Dau 5 years ago Why have I not been here yet!? Mark Wiens 5 years ago You got to get on that Jimmy! Sam 5 years ago Hello Mark Wiens I always enjoy watching your awesome videos.
Mark Wiens 5 years ago Hey Sam, thank you very much, really appreciate it, glad you love Saigon and Vietnamese food as well. Van Walden 5 years ago I just got back from Vietnam about a couple weeks ago. Mark Wiens 5 years ago Thank you for these wonderful suggestions Van. Mark Wiens 5 years ago Hey Cyn, thank you very much for reading. Hope you can visit Vietnam soon. Mark Wiens 5 years ago Hey Cyril, there are a few more still coming, but this was one of my favorites.
John Rodgers 5 years ago Excellent post, we are in Barcelona until the 22nd of April then we are heading your way and your articles make it sound that much more enjoyable. John and Laurel Reply. Kaila Yu 5 years ago For me its always about the cha Wedge & Aesoteric - Detached Reality / A Night On The Wonk hap.