Local dishes in Vietnam visitors must try
How is the food in Vietnam?
Vietnamese cuisine is known throughout the world and after you have
tasted the "Pho" national dish you will understand why. The Vietnamese
are masters in using and combining fresh ingredients in the food.
Therefore, you are guaranteed a lot of good food experiences in Vietnam.
The food in Vietnam is definitely worth traveling there for.
Local dishes in Vietnam
There is a lot of aesthetics associated with the food in Vietnam. The
Vietnamese make much of the food look great. This applies to both the
color combination of the raw materials and their form. It is not
abnormal that the Vietnamese do a little extra with the food to
entertain the children. For example, cutting tomatoes like roses,
pineapples in different patterns, and a cucumber like a crocodile...
A walk on the streets of Vietnam will quickly introduce you to a whole
new world of food. Here it is not unusual to eat honey or deep fried
insects. But do not worry, the Vietnamese cuisine also offers plenty of
dishes with chicken, fish, beef, pork and duck that suits our eating
The national dish "Pho" is a must-eat in Vietnam. The dish is in fact
noodle soup served with either chicken or beef strips and freshly
chopped, Vietnamese basil. The food in Vietnam often consists of few
simple ingredients that complement each other and taste heavenly
together. Many dishes include noodles because Vietnamese eat noodles in
all 3 main meals in the day.
Classic ingredients in the dishes are also fish sauce or soya, coconut
milk, limes, lemongrass and coriander. You can find very deep-fried food
in Vietnam, which also is a hit for both children and adults. In
addition, try the Vietnamese spring rolls (Nem or Goi Cuon), nowhere
better than in Vietnam. They are made of opaque rice paper wrapped
around pieces of papaya, crispy tiger prawns and freshly chopped
coriander sprinkled over.
Fast food is also popular for Vietnamese. For example, grab the sandwich
Banh Mi on a street restaurant when you're on the way to work, tt is a
baguette filled with vegetables and meat of your choice, eg pork, eggs
For dessert you can try Che, which is sticky rice and beans in coconut
If you are eating with a local Vietnamese family, you will typically
have your own bowl of rice while the rest of the food is put in the
middle of the table and shared. In a typical Vietnamese meal, meat will
come along with vegetables and rice.
Street kitchens in Vietnam
Everywhere in Vietnam, it is overflowing with street kitchens. If you
want an authentic taste of Vietnam, visit one of them on your trip. Most
of the food served at the street kitchens has been heated at high
temperatures or fried. Therefore, the likelihood of getting sick is
relatively small. And because the culture around street food is so
prevalent in Vietnam, the materials are always be fresh. But use your
common sense when selecting street food and cooking. Then you can safely
The vast majority of street kitchens serve "Pho". The Vietnamese eat
this dish for breakfast, and it is quite popular at the street kitchens.
Other soups are also often served from the street kitchen, such as the
canh chua "sour / sweet soup", while the rest of the food is typically
served on a leaf such as Xoi (sticky rice)
Around the street kitchens you will find that all types of people sit
and eat their food in the middle of the street. From businessmen, to the
craftsmae to the whole family with the children. The sensible, soothing
sound will quickly make you want to do the same thing - and it will make
the local send you a friendly smile. Maybe also a light headstart when
they see your untrained technique balancing the food in hand, but you'll
probably get it.
As you have tried the food in Vietnam you will feel like to eat again
when you go home, maybe a Vietnamese restaurant or buy the materials and
cook yourself, but it will never be the same as in Vietnam.
"Chuc ngon mieng" or Enjoy your meal, as we say in English.