The Vietnamese love their food and cooks make the most of each region's abundance of produce and special ingredients to make their meals. Northern food is known for its simplicity; the dishes of central Vietnam are generous in spice and quantity; Southerners like to add sugar. Wherever you travel across the country, you're sure to eat well.
1. Pho Bo:
The classic Vietnamese signature dish is probably one of the best foods Hanoi has to offer, this dish consists of the aromatic soup, filled with slices of beef, rice noodles and a plateful of fresh herbs. There are many places that sell this Hanoi food. One of the best places to eat Pho in Hanoi is Pho Gia Truyen.
2. Bun Bo Hue
Bun Bo Hue is a popular Vietnamese spicy beef noodle soup meant Hue beef noodle soup, containing rice vermicelli and beef. Bun Bo Hue originally from Hue that is why its name is recognized as a label. In Hue, Bun Bo Hue seems to be for breakfast rather than lunch or dinner. As a result, you can see this soup everywhere.
3. Com Tam
Com Tam is a traditional Vietnamese dish, nowadays it's a signature dish of Ho Chi Minh City. Local Com Tam eateries are easily found because they usually have a coal-fired grill on the street, dispersing the smoke scented with lemongrass and charred meat, a result of preparing the accompaniments for broken rice. In the past, these broken rice grains were usually used as animal feed or eaten by the farmers and their families.
Che is a sweet dessert, served either hot or cold and in the form of a pudding or dessert soup. Cold Che is filled with jellied ingredients and tropical fruits such as bananas, mangoes and longan, usually doused in coconut cream. Always a textural adventure, you'll be surprised to encounter coconut shreds, crushed ice, lotus seed and jellies in these syrupy snacks.
(Source: Vietnam Tourism, Taste Atlas, Hue Cooking Class)