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Flavors of Summer: Vietnamese Dishes Perfect for the Season
Experience the vibrant flavors of Vietnamese summer dishes like Shrimp Spring Rolls and Cool Noodles. Perfect for the season.
As the warm weather sets in and the sun shines brighter, it’s time to indulge in the vibrant flavors of summer. Vietnamese cuisine offers a delightful array of dishes that perfectly capture the essence of the season. From light and refreshing spring rolls to flavorful grilled meats, here are some popular dishes from Pho 95 that are sure to satisfy your cravings and keep you cool during the hot summer months.
Shrimp Spring Rolls: A Refreshing Delight
Shrimp spring rolls are a staple of Vietnamese cuisine and a perfect choice for a light and refreshing appetizer. These delectable rolls are filled with succulent shrimp, pork, rice noodles, lettuce, and bean sprouts, all delicately wrapped in translucent rice paper. The combination of textures and flavors makes each bite a delightful experience. To enhance the taste, they are served with a delectable peanut sauce.
Grilled Chicken Bahn Mi: A Twist on the Flavors of Summer
For a heartier option that still captures the essence of summer, try the grilled chicken sandwich. Tender grilled chicken is paired with traditional Vietnamese elements like daikon, carrot, cucumber, cilantro, and Vietnamese homemade mayonnaise. The grilled chicken provides a smoky and savory note, while the vegetables add a refreshing crunch to each bite.
Cơm Thịt Nướng Chả Giò: A Classic Combination
Cơm thịt nướng chả giò is a classic Vietnamese dish that brings out the flavors of grilled BBQ pork. Served with steamed rice and crispy egg rolls, this dish offers a satisfying balance of textures and flavors. The tender and juicy grilled pork, combined with the crispy and flavorful egg rolls, creates a delightful contrast.
Cool Noodles: A Delightful Summer Treat
Cool Noodles are a popular Vietnamese dish that perfectly embodies the refreshing flavors of summer. This dish features a bowl of vermicelli noodles topped with grilled meat of your choice, along with a vibrant array of fresh ingredients like lettuce, bean sprouts, pickled daikon, carrots, peanuts, sautéed green onions, and cilantro. The combination of textures and flavors in cool noodles creates a delightful medley that is light, satisfying, and ideal for beating the summer heat.
Whether you opt for the classic version or variations like bún tôm nướng chả giò, cool noodles are a delicious choice for a cool and flavorful summer meal. Bún Tôm Nướng Chả Giò features charbroiled shrimp, and an egg roll served over vermicelli.
Vegetarian Option: Buddha’s Monday Noodle – Bún Ðậu Hủ
For those following a vegetarian diet, Buddha’s Monday noodle – bún ðậu hủ is an excellent choice. This dish features golden crisp tofu, vermicelli, bean sprouts, and lettuce. Topped with peanuts, cilantro, cucumber, and pickled veggies, it offers a burst of freshness and flavor. Served with soy sauce, it provides a satisfying and nutritious vegetarian option that is perfect for summer.
Embrace the Flavors of Summer with Vietnamese Cuisine
To complete your culinary experience, pair any of these dishes with a refreshing beverage. Options like soda chanh – fresh squeezed sparkling lemonade, jasmine lemonade tea, or boba will quench your thirst and complement the flavors of the dishes.
Whether you prefer light and refreshing spring rolls or flavorful grilled meats, there’s something for everyone at Pho 95. With their vibrant flavors, fresh ingredients, and balance of textures, these Vietnamese dishes will transport your taste buds to a delightful summer culinary adventure.