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Pho bo Hanoi (Hanoi soup): a substantial beef and rice-noodle soup.

Bun bo Hue (beef noodle soup Hue-style): a substantial, meaty, meal-in-one noodle soup flavored with shrimp paste and a little chile heat.

Hu tieu (Saigon soup): noodles with chicken and/or pork and vegetables, either bathed in broth or served with broth on the side in a separate bowl.

Pho ga (Hanoi chicken soup) and mien ga (chicken soup with cellophane noodles): are comforting and sustaining meals-in-one.

Bo vien (beef balls): small, slightly chewy beef meatballs served floating in a clear aromatic broth, sometimes with added rice noodles and fresh herbs.

Nem nuong (grilled meatballs): small pork meatballs, lightly spiced and grilled.

Cha gio (fried spring rolls): rice papers wrapped around finely chopped pork, assorted vegetables, and cellophane noodles, then deep fried; served with fresh greens and dipping sauce.

Excerpted from"Vietnam, Cambodia and Laos Handbook," by Moon Publications, Inc.

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