One of the best experiences you will have whilst on holiday in Vietnam will be the amazing fresh taste sensations of Vietnamese Food.
When I talk to people who are still raving about their Vietnam tour with us, they all chatter wildly about various Vietnamese dishes they tasted and experience. As we all know the food of a nation s always so much more realistic, traditional and flavorful in the country of that cuisine.
Vietnamese cuisine ranges across a broad spectrum and you will also discover different influences and national dishes as you travel from North to South Vietnam on your tour.
Here are just a couple of the amazing dishes you may like to try!
Bot chien (Bột chiên)
Ho Chi Minh City’s favorite street side snack, bot chien is especially popular with the young in crowd and the late night party crowd.
Chunks of rice flour dough are fried in a large wok until crispy and then an egg is broken into the mix. Once cooked it’s served with slices of papaya, shallots and green onions, before more flavor is added with pickled chili sauce and rice vinegar
Banh mi (Bánh mì)
The French may have brought the baguette to Vietnam but the Vietnamese have made it a country specialty. In the north chefs stick to the basic elements of carbohydrate, fat and protein—bread, margarine and pate—but head south and your banh mi may contain a more colorful combination of cheese, cold cuts, pickled vegetables, sausage, fried egg, fresh cilantro and chili sauce.
Goi cuon & nem ran (Gỏi cuốn & nem rán)
These light and healthy fresh spring rolls are a wonderful choice and are high on the list of favourites. The delicous parcels are packed with salad greens, meat or seafood and coriander, before being rolled. Pick them up and dip them into Vietnam’s favorite condiment – fish sauce. The fried variety come out crispy and golden. In the north these parcels go by the name nem ran while southerners call them cha gio.