Taste of Saigon: Broken rice - Traditional Vietnamese Food

This kind of traditional Vietnamese food can be found on almost every street corner in Saigon as well as all around our country. Most broken rice dishes used to serve only at a pavement, but more and more they have been shown up on the menus of luxury restaurants.

Post date: 18-11-2017

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Broken rice is voted one of 10 most attractive dishes in Saigon by CNN (In early 2012 ) and also recognised for its culinary culture by the Asian Record Organization (On 1st August 2012).

 

Broken rice Vietnamese Food

Sai Gon Broken Rice

 

Broken rice - Traditional Vietnamese Food

Broken rice is made from rice with fractured rice grains. When the grains are cooked into rice, they have the sweet smell and taste. In addition, an indispensable part of the broken dish is the sauce.

Dipping Sauce is made from fish sauce and some ingredients like garlic, lime juice, chili paste, water and sugar. Beside sauce, pickled daikon and carrots are also important to make the broken rice dish more tasty. Carrot and daikon are sliced to long and small pieces, add a little vinegar, salt and sugar.

Grilled pork makes interesting plate of Vietnamese Broken Rice

The interesting thing and feature of broken rice is grilled pork. Pork chops are chosen carefully, then mixed and covered according to a recipe, time process and personal secret. Meat is often blended with sugar, salt, garlic, onion, honey,... Some people add soy sauce or sesame oil  when grilling meat to make wonderful smell and saffron color. After being grilled, pork chop will show the attractive smell and  brown yellow color. Moreover, Broken Rice Dish is often combined grilled pork with steamed pork egg custard, pork skin, vegetable as tomato, cucumber, which make many beautiful colors and multi flavors for it.  

Where to eat ?

This kind of traditional Vietnamese food  can be found on almost every street corner in Saigon as well as all around our country. Most broken rice dishes used to serve only at a pavement, but more and more they have been shown up on the menus of luxury restaurants.

Whether a pavement food shop or a luxury restaurant, morning or evening broken rice, both broken rice dish of Southern Vietnam in general and of Saigon in particular can reach all sense of customers.  No one can refuse the good smell coming from the dish.  Try this dish at least once time and you will not regret. Standing far away from the store hundreds of meters, you even can find fantastic smell of grilled pork. Fried egg or fried chicken are added by some people, but most customers prefer grilled pork, pork skin and egg custard.

 

Broken rice Vietnamese Food

Broken rice in Saigon found on a side street

 

Let’s try one broken rice dish when you visit Saigon. If you want to know culture of Vietnam, you should enjoy this traditional Vietnamese food.

Visiting Vietnam with Vinatourism, you also have the opportunity to enjoy other special dishes as follows:

Pho

Hu Tieu

Bun Bo Hue

 

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