I am beginning to explore Vietnamese restaurants in my area and would like some general suggestions about what to order. I recognize that any individual restaurant may have certain dishes that "stand out" from the crowd and are worth the trip alone. What I'm really looking for is 3 or so "representative" or "go-to" dishes that I could order from all of these restaurants in order to compare apples to apples. I am an omnivore and have am happy with meat/no meat, as long as it's authentic.
Thanks in advance for your help.