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Someone talks about Vietnam and you automatically think of spring rolls, pointed hats or shoulder yokes, those large sections of bamboo and their two suspended woven baskets. Our collective imagination has been flooded with these images... But do they correspond to the current reality of Vietnam? Even if they are not all representative of life in the cities, they still subsist in the countryside... However, Vietnam cannot be summarized by these f... Someone talks about Vietnam and you automatically think of spring rolls, pointed hats or shoulder yokes, those large sections of bamboo and their two suspended woven baskets. Our collective imagination has been flooded with these images... But do they correspond to the current reality of Vietnam? Even if they are not all representative of life in the cities, they still subsist in the countryside... However, Vietnam cannot be summarized by these few clichés. Its people have come far with a particularly turbulent 21st century. The country is now decidedly turned towards the future: Vietnam changes and evolves. The former children of the “boat-people” are returning to Saigon to fulfil their dreams and seek success. Hanoi has opened superb art galleries... For many, Vietnam consists of mountains and plateaus, Vietnam is marked by two major waterways, the Red River to the north, and the mother of all rivers, the Mekong to the south. Between equatorial plains, temperate plateaus and high summits, you will be awestruck by the tender green rice paddies, the canyons of Red River and the superb Mekong Delta.... And if beyond its people and nature you still need a reason to visit Vietnam, let’s mention gastronomy! Vietnamese cooking is one of the most renowned worldwide, light and refined by the same token: spring rolls of course, but also Pho, Cha cà, Oc nhoi and other delicious meals... See more
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Vietnam is one of the world's legendary food destinations thanks to its fresh, flavorful dishes, as well as its incredible variety of delicacies. A Vietnam food tour is an experience not to be missed, full of this southeast Asian country's diverse tastes and culture.

What makes Vietnam a great destination for foodies?

Most culinary enthusiasts dream of taking a food tour in Vietnam. Taste meatballs with noodles in the capital of Hanoi, fried crepes filled with sizzling pork or seafood in tropical Ho Chi Minh City or "white rose" dumplings in historic Hoi An. Rice fields fill the Vietnam countryside throughout all its regions, reflected in staple dishes like the extremely popular pho rice noodle soup.

The best gastronomy experiences in Vietnam

Vietnam extends for more than 1,000 miles from north to south. The various regions along the South China Sea encompass a large number of different ethnic groups and, of course, different cuisines.

  • Sample sizzling banh xeo at Ben Thanh Market

    The bustling Ben Thanh Market is the largest in Ho Chi Minh City, situated in the center of this dynamic metropolis. This is one of the best places to try the local specialty known as banh xeo, a crispy rice-battered crepe bursting with bean sprouts and shrimp or pork.
  • Eat White Roses in Hoi An

    A food tour of Vietnam would be incomplete without visiting the historic silk town of Hoi An. Among cobbled streets and swinging lanterns, travelers can taste banh bao vac. Known as "White Rose Dumplings", these delicate, translucent creations come filled with pork or seafood.

  • Mix and match bun cha

    Bun cha is a specialty in Vietnam's capital, Hanoi, served at restaurants all over the city. Pork meatballs, grilled pork, and vegetables are served separately from the rice noodle base, allowing diners to mix these ingredients together as they please.

  • Take banh mi to go

    Banh mi is one of the staples of the Vietnamese diet and is commonly eaten for lunch. These simple yet delicious sandwiches are often filled with assorted meats, along with fresh or pickled vegetables and herbs in a baguette-style bread. You'll find them on many a street corner.

  • Have a bowl of pho

    Another dish that's readily available on Vietnamese streets is the legendary noodle soup, pho. In recent years it's become popular worldwide, but there's no better place to have it than at an open-air stall. Savor the combination of rice noodles, meat, bean sprouts, and herbs in fragrant, slow-cooked broth.

Tips for planning a food tour in Vietnam

Vietnam is famous for its street food culture. From Hanoi to Ho Chi Minh City, you'll be able to indulge in amazing dishes from vendors. This is one of the best ways to experience authentic Vietnamese food, but use caution as you enjoy yourselves.

An English-speaking local guide from one of Evaneos' travel partners will help direct you to the best street food vendors, food tours, and other unforgettable experiences, so you'll travel with confidence.

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