We’re always craving Vietnamese food. When the weather is warm, we can’t get enough of the crunchy salads and party-ready summer rolls. And when it’s cold and snowy, nothing hits the spot like a steaming bowl of pho. And here’s the great news: Most Vietnamese dishes are actually really easy to make at home. Here are 15 of our favorite recipes, from super-authentic dishes to some fun spin-offs.
15 Vietnamese-Inspired Recipes to Try at Home
Pork Banh Mi Burger
Packed with raw and pickled veggies, cilantro and lime and paired with marinated pork, fish sauce and spicy chili. Sign us up.
Vietnamese Chicken Salad
Fresh, tangy and crunchy. This is exactly what we want when it’s hot outside. (And OK, even when it’s not.)
Vietnamese Shaking Beef With Gingered Sweet Potatoes
Bonus: It’s ready in just about half an hour. Hello, new weeknight favorite.
Banh Mi Hot Dogs
Making a traditional banh mi from scratch sounds extremely daunting. But putting all of our favorite toppings on a hot dog? Not daunting at all, and almost as delicious.
Ginger Lemongrass Pork Lettuce Wraps
These little guys are filled with ginger soy lemongrass pork, carrots, cucumber, mint, Thai basil, cucumber, spicy Thai bird chilis and topped with crispy fried shallots and a drizzle of Vietnamese nuoc cham sauce (yum).
Vietnamese Meatball And Sweet Potato Noodle Bowl
Meal prep these on Sundays for super-flavorful lunches all week long. (Did we mention they only take 30 minutes to whip up from start to finish?)
Vietnamese Spring Roll Salad
Ditch the wonton wrappers and eat this delightful mix of shrimp, shredded carrots, cilantro and mint, cucumber, green cabbage, rice noodles, peanuts and bean sprouts in salad form.
Vietnamese Beef Cabbage Wraps
Bonus: The beef cooks in the slow cooker, making this a fabulous weeknight meal.
Instant Pot Vietnamese Maple Caramelized Short Ribs
This six-ingredient wonder is comfort food to the max, so make sure you have time for a nap afterwards.
Vietnamese Noodles With Lemongrass Chicken
The sweet, sour and tangy lemongrass chicken is the star of the show (and claiming a permanent place in our recipe repertoire).
Cauliflower Banh Mi
Truly, is there anything that cauliflower can’t do? Here, it’s marinated with chili garlic sauce, coconut aminos, maple syrup, lime juice and avocado oil.
Summer Rolls And Two Dipping Sauces
Everyone knows that the dipping sauce is the best part. Why have one when you can have two?