Start planning your Vietnam food tour
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 MarketThe 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.