Trying the local cuisine is an excellent way to discover a country’s culture. During a trip to Vietnam, prepare to be amazed. From the traditional little roadside stalls of the cities to the contemporary floating restaurants of Halong bay cruises, Vietnam is full of delicious feasts.
Through the centuries, the Vietnamese assimilated and adapted many specialties and techniques from China, India, France and even Japanese to their own cuisine and taste.
This is the most famous Vietnamese dish, mainly eaten at breakfast. It consists of broth, linguine-shaped rice noodles, a few herbs, and meat, whether beef or chicken. People like to add some lime juice as well as some chili sauce before eating it.
Seen as similar to pork meat, dog meat is believed to improve male libido. Sensitive souls should avoid this experience, which isn’t hard as it is considered a delicacy and usually only sold in specialist restaurants.
This special rice cake can only be consumed during Tet holiday (the lunar New Year eve).
Some tours offer the chance to eat the still beating heart of a snake … You have to get down your knees while two men handle the snake. One of them cuts its throat and you snatch the beating heart of the snake with your own teeth. Tasty!
A tour to Halong Bay is full of delightful surprises, including the food! Halong bay junks provide a fusion of Oriental and Vietnamese food onboard, while 3-day Halong tours offer true gourmet cuisine for each meal. Enjoying such sophisticated cooking onboardHalong cruise tours, surrounded by countless impressive rock islets, is an unforgettable experience.
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