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.


Pho Noodles

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.

Dog meat

Dog Meat

Dog Meat

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.

Banh Chung

Banh Chung

Banh Chung


 This special rice cake can only be consumed during Tet holiday (the lunar New Year eve).

Snakes heart

Snecks Heart

Snakes Heart

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!

Gourmet cuisine

Gourmet Cuisine - Bhayacruises.com

Gourmet Cuisine

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.

For more information on Halong Bay tours: www.bhayacruises.com




Phở & Gỏi Cuốn – 2 of The 50 Most Delicious Foods In The World by CNN

“There is no love sincerer than the love of food,” George Bernard Shaw said. Judging by the number of amazing dishes out there, he was right.

But which are the tastiest? We’ve scoured the planet for what we think are 50 of the most delicious foods ever created.

No doubt some of you will be left reeling: “How did French fries not make the list?!” That’s where our Facebook poll comes in.

Head over there once you’ve finished here and let us know: what’s your favorite food?

#28. Pho, Vietnam

This oft-mispronounced national dish (“fuh” is correct) is just broth, fresh rice noodles, a few herbs and usually chicken or beef. But it’s greater than the sum of its parts — fragrant, tasty and balanced, the polar opposite of the moto rider who brought you to the little café where you find the best stuff.

#30. Goi cuon (summer roll), Vietnam

This snack made from pork, shrimp, herbs, rice vermicelli and other ingredients wrapped in rice paper is served at room temperature. It’s “meat light,” with the flavors of refreshing herbs erupting in your mouth.

Dipped in a slightly sweet Vietnamese sauce laced with ground peanuts, it’s wholesome, easy and the very definition of “moreish.”

That is the latest article on CNNGo, a website by CNN which covers travel, lifestyle, personalities and latest trends in the most fascinating and vibrant places in the world.

We are so proud to have in this list two Vietnamese very popular dishes: Phở and Gỏi Cuốn.  On our cruise tours in Halong Bay, Bhaya Cruises offers these two delicious dishes in the buffet lunch.

Moreover, in the cooking demonstration class, we also introduce to guests how we make the fried spring rolls, which are other version of the Gỏi Cuốn.

On Bhaya Cruises, we want to bring to our guests the finest Vietnamese cuisine so that it becomes one of those memorable experiences they will have in Halong Bay, Vietnam.