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

Banh Trang Tron

Rice Paper Salad

Bánh tráng refers to the pieces of rice paper (steamed rice batter that's been sun dried). It is cut up into strips and tossed with a tasty mixture, or trộn in Vietnamese, of ingredients that usually include: dried shrimp, peanuts, Vietnamese coriander, hard boiled quail eggs, shredded green mango, Vietnamese style beef jerky, dried garlic, lime juice, and chili paste. The results are a spicy, tangy mixture with a vast array of textures. This dish is almost exclusively sold on the streets. It's popular with students as it's quick and inexpensive (usually 10,000 dong).