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

Pate Chaud

Hot Pastry Pie

This hot, flaky snack is a puff pastry outside with a vegetable and ground pork filling. One bite and you will fall in love. It was brought over by the French -- in French the name translates to 'hot pie', but it's also called bánh pa tê sô which is the Vietnamese word for 'cake', plus the Vietnamese phonetic spelling of 'pate chaud'. Vegetables often include carrot, mushroom, onions, and celery. You can find these treats at most Vietnamese bakeries. They're best enjoyed hot.

Pate Chaud or Hot Pastry Pie