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What Vietnamese dishes have their names defined in English dictionaries?

Saturday, October 29, 2022, 11:09 GMT+7
What Vietnamese dishes have their names defined in English dictionaries?
A bowl of pho in Hanoi. Photo: Nam Tran / Tuoi Tre

Pho and banh mi.

The famous Vietnamese noodle soup “pho” is listed in some of the world’s most reputable dictionaries, including Oxford, Cambridge, and Merriam-Webster.

Oxford Learner's Dictionary defines “pho” as “A type of Vietnamese soup, usually served with rice noodles, slices of beef or chicken, and herbs.”

Cambridge Dictionary defines “pho” as “A type of soup from Vietnam, usually containing noodles (= long, thin strips made from flour, water, and often egg) and small pieces of meat.”

Merriam-Webster define’s “pho” as “A soup made of beef or chicken broth and rice noodles.”

Vietnam’s famous “banh mi” is also known by foodies around the world.

Oxford Learner's Dictionary defines “banh mi” as “A type of Vietnamese baguette sandwich filled with cold meats, pâté and vegetables.”

Cambridge Dictionary define “banh mi” as “A type of long sandwich eaten in Vietnam.”

Merriam-Webster defines “banh mi” as “a usually spicy sandwich in Vietnamese cuisine consisting of a split baguette filled typically with meat (such as pork or chicken) and pickled vegetables (such as carrot and daikon) and garnished with cilantro and often cucumbers.”

Regular Banh mi thit. Photo: Chanh Niem / Tuoi Tre
Regular banh mi thit. Photo: Chanh Niem / Tuoi Tre
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