Banh mi is a baguette sandwich that has been a favorite snack in Vietnam since French colonial days. The sandwiches are sold almost everywhere in Vietnam, filled with almost anything.
You experience almost everything, culinarily speaking, that the Vietnamese value. Bowls of Pho are the hamburgers of Vietnam: Incredibly popular, eaten everyday by a majority of the population, young and old. (Charles Phan)
WHEN YOU EAT A BOWL OF SOUP IN VIETNAM...
Imperial rolls a roll of flavors and tradition
From the long line of Vietnamese traditional food, Chả Giò aka imperial rolls or Nem is among those which strongly translate many of Vietnam’s colorful festivities, the Vietnamese inclination for abundance in taste, and a beautiful expression of close family ties. A popular Vietnamese dish, Chả Giò are tasty rolls of blended pork, shrimp and spices wrapped in rice papers then deep-fired until golden and crispy.
Refer to a former subdivision of French Indochina, now the central region of Vietnam Or peaceful Vietnam.
As the people respect balance rules, Vietnamese cuisine always has the combination between fragrant, taste, and colour. Vietnamese cuisine always has five elements which are known for its balance in each of these features. Many Vietnamese dishes include five fundamental taste senses (ngũ vị): spicy (metal), sour (wood), bitter (fire), salty (water) and sweet (earth).
Vietnamese dishes also include five types of nutrients (ngũ chất): powder, water or liquid, mineral elements, protein and fat. Vietnamese cooks try to have five colours (ngũ sắc): white (metal), green (wood), yellow (earth), red (fire) and black (water) in their dishes.
Dishes in Vietnam appeal to gastronomes via the five senses (năm giác quan): food arrangement attracts eyes, sounds come from crisp ingredients, five spices are detected on the tongue, aromatic ingredients coming mainly from herbs stimulate the nose, and some meals, especially finger food, can be perceived by touching.Whether complex or simple, Vietnamese dishes also offer satisfying mouthfeel during the dining enjoyment.(Wiki)