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

Com Chien

Fried Rice

Like many Asian countries, Vietnam relies heavily on rice. It's the seventh largest consumer of rice in the world. So, it's no surprise that fried rice is a popular dish in Vietnam. It can be ordered many different ways. Of course, you have your basic meats: beef (bò), chicken (gà), pork (heo), fish (cá), and seafood (hải sản). Other popular version in Vietnam include: com chien trứng (egg), cơm chiên tỏi (garlic), cơm chiên chay (vegetarian), cơm chiên Dương Châu (Yangzhou - a city in China), cơm chiên Singapore (Singapore style - usually has Chinese barbecued pork), cơm chiên thập cẩm (a mixture), or you may come across one that is called com chien and the name of the restaurant you are in. The difference between them all is what the rice is mixed with, but they all contain delicious rice that hasn't been shipped halfway around the world.

Com Chien or Fried Rice