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Vietnamese Dishes with French Origins

Though the French occupiers are long gone, elements of their culture still exist in both Vietnamese language and society. One of the most obvious examples of this is Vietnamese cuisine which has a number of dishes that can be traced back to their French origins. recently published a list of these dishes and provided a bit of background as well.

Here’s their list: 


Bánh mì

Bò lúc lắc

Bún Ốc

Bánh patê sô

Bánh flan 

Head over to Theculturetrip for images and descriptions of each dish.

We're sure this list is incomplete (Phở is nowhere to be found) so if any Saigoneers have dishes to add, put them in the comments below!


[Photo via Nick Nguyen]

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