Vietnamese cuisine has the interference and selective learning quintessence of French, Chinese, Indian cuisine creating an extremely harmonious and unique culinary. A typical example of this learning and development is “Banh Mi” - a famous street food in Vietnam that has been created based on French culinary, or Tofu gruel which is derived from Chinese cuisine.
In any dish, whether it is a humble daily meal or fancy parties dishes, Vietnamese chefs often use multiple ingredients & spices to balance 5 tastes: sour - spicy - salty - sweet - bitter. In addition, each region has a different way of seasoning and cooking, creating the typically regional flavors of foods. In general, the northern dishes have a light taste, the central dishes are famous for spicy & salty flavor, while the southern dishes are sour and sweet. An interesting Vietnam food fact is that maybe to the same dish, people can enjoy several versions of food with different tastes and flavors.
Vietnamese foods are widely well-known as one of the most healthy foods in the world. In Vietnames culinary, selecting & using most-fresh ingredients and seasonal vegetables is key to creating nutritious and delicious dishes.
One thing that can not fail to mention related to Vietnamese cuisine is fish sauce. Fish sauce - the soul of Viet food is absolutely an indispensable condiment in most of the daily meals.
Street foods in Vietnam can blow visitors’ minds with its delicious food and special serving. This beautiful country is exactly a hub of street food with tons of tasty dishes such as Vietnamese bread, baked eggs, mixed rice paper, coffee on the sidewalk,...
Famous Vietnamese food: Banh Mi - Vietnamese bread, Pho noodle soup, Hue beef noodle, Broken rice, fried egg rolls, spring rolls,...
Traditional - cultural Vietnamese dishes: Chung cake, Giay cake (sticky rice cake),...
Regional - ethnic Vietnamese dishes: “Thang Co” - a traditional dish of the H'Mong people, bamboo-tube rice and unique-raising pig meat in mountainous areas.
Unique and weird Vietnamese dishes: Rat meat, ballut, blood soup,...
Vegetarian and healthy Vietnamese food: foods with vegetarian ingredients such as vegetarian banh mi, vegetarian noodle soups.
Those mentioned typical foods in Vietnam above are just a small part of rich and diverse cuisine. A food tour along the country is highly recommended to all foodaholics and travelers as well.
Vietnam is a beautiful country which has a diverse nature, many beautiful landscapes stretching along the direction of the country, and is known to international tourists through the "heroic" stories of the two resistance wars against France and the America. However, that is not all about this country. It can not be missed without mentioning a long-standing culture that will make you impressed by a lot of interesting things. In addition, coming to Vietnam visitors will surely be mesmerized by the rich variety of insanely delicious foods with many globally famous dishes such as Pho soup or Vietnamese bread. Let's see how impressed international tourists were when having a trip to Vietnam with many unforgettable memories.
“I came to Vietnam at the end of 2019 and chose Hanoi as my destination. Ancient Hanoi is beautiful, has many delicious dishes. I visited Hoan Kiem lake, the Temple of Literature, West lake and Tran Quoc pagoda. The thing that leaves the deepest impression on me is Pho rolls”
“Vietnamese Pho is really delicious. I had the opportunity to enjoy Pho at Pho Thin restaurant near Hoan Kiem lake. The space of the restaurant looks old but in return the staff are friendly and the taste of Pho is very good. I ordered the big bowl for $2”
“Vietnam Sapa, a misty town in the northern mountainous region is always on top of the best attractions for a vacation. The road here is a bit difficult to go, especially the way to the villages of the local ethnic people. In return, I had wonderful relaxing moments”
Besides nature's beauty, historical relics,.., Vietnamese souvenirs especially handcrafted gifts with unique and catchy processes, also attract tourists a lot. This following article may be the best answer for the question “What souvenir to buy in Vietnam?”