Top food and eating tips for Vietnam

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Top food and eating tips for Vietnam
Top food and eating tips for Vietnam

Coming to Vietnam, in addition to the discovery of beautiful landscape, tourists should spend time exploring the Vietnamese cuisine. In reality, many Vietnamese dishes are well-known around the world and gain a strong impression on international travelers The following article will introduce top food and eating tips for Vietnam.

Bánh mì (Vietnamese Bread)

Vietnamese bread
Vietnamese bread

Regarded as one of the best street food in the world, Vietnamese sandwiches is one of the favorite food of foreign and domestic tourists as well.

Bánh cuốn (Rolled cake)

Bánh cuốn (Rolled cake)
Bánh cuốn (Rolled cake)

There are two types of rolled cakes with filling and vegetarian rolled cake. Fillings are usually made from salted shredded shrimp, meat, minced mushrooms. The rolled cake is often served with chopped lettuce, pickles and especially the dipping sauce. The food can be added with crispy fried onion that looks quite eye-catching. Rolled cake is made from a thin sheet delicately and meticulously. The famous brand names of rolled cake include Thanh Tri, Van Dinh, Ha Long and Hung Yen.

Hủ tiếu (Noodles)

Hủ tiếu (Noodles)
Hủ tiếu (Noodles)

There are various types of noodles including mixed noodles,  noodles with beef balls, noodles with ribs and vegetarian noodles. Making noodles costs a lot of time effort and requires the combination of numerous ingredients. The famous brand names for noodles are Nam Vang, My Tho and Sa Dec.

Cá kho tộ (Fish cooked with fish sauce bowl) 

Fish cooked with fish sauce bowl
Fish cooked with fish sauce bowl

Fish cooked with fish sauce bowl is one of the popular dishes of Vietnamese families. If wanting to become a backpacker and explore the Vietnamese cuisine, you need to eat a meal with fish cooked with fish sauce bowl. When cooled with fish sauce bowl, fish no longer contain the fishy taste; the fish becomes soft and well-stewed together with a little fat grease. Another special point making a convincing impression on foreign tourists is that earthenware pot is used to cook fish, which brings many Vietnamese traditional features. In order to enjoy the standard food, you should consider visiting Ha Nam.  

Bún bò Huế (Hue-Style Beef Noodle Soup)

Bún bò Huế
Bún bò Huế

Bun bo Hue is one of the most outstanding dishes of the Central cuisine. Bun bo Hue is the combination of sweet broth, chewy and soft pig’s trotters, Hue’s rolls and all kinds of herbs. Bringing the characteristic flavor of the ancient capital of Hue, bun bo Hue attracts not only customers all over the country but also foreign visitors.

Gỏi cuốn (Spring rolls)

Gỏi cuốn (Spring rolls)
Gỏi cuốn (Spring rolls)

Vietnamese spring rolls can be served in different meals of the day. Shrimp spring rolls are popular dishes and it is also not difficult to make this food. The rolls are required to wrap skilfully, exposing the colors the inner parts including the red of shrimp, the light pink of meat, the green of vegetables and the white of rice vermicelli.

Spring rolls have long become an indispensable dish on the menu of Vietnamese restaurants in the Occidental countries. When enjoying spring rolls, you will be satisfied with various types of tastes such as the toughness of rice paper, the greasy taste of pork side mixed with the sweetness of boiled shrimp. The food becomes more superb due to the tangy sauce and the fresh leaf vegetables.

Chè (Sweet gruel)

Chè (Sweet gruel)
Chè (Sweet gruel)

Sweet gruel is one of the most popular street foods on hot summer days in Vietnam. There are a variety of types of sweet gruel. If going to visit Hue, you will have an occasion to explore up to 36 kinds of sweet gruel.