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 cuisine, or Tofu gruel which is derived from Chinese cuisine.
In any dish, whether it is a humble daily meal or fancy party dishes, Vietnamese people often use multiple ingredients & spices to balance 5 tastes: sour - spicy - salty - sweet - bitter in the foods in Vietnam. 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 with 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 Vietnam food is absolutely an indispensable condiment in most 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 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.Read less
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?”