A Food Lover's Travel Guide to the Best of Vietnamese Food

Bun Mang Vit or Duck and Bamboo Noodle Soup

Bun Mang Vit

Duck and Bamboo Noodle Soup

Vermicelli noodles in a light broth with tender pieces of duck meat, offal, and congealed blood; plus chunks of boiled bamboo shoots. Just add your bean sprouts and shredded water spinach and you'll be one satisfied duck.

Ech Nuong or Grilled Frog

Ech Nuong

Grilled Frog

Frog is a popular bar food in Vietnam. Sometimes it will come already grilled, but some restaurants will bring you a clay pot grill filled with hot coals, so you can do the cooking yourself. It's a fun and sociable activity. Of course, the frog tastes like chicken.