I spent around one month in Vietnam, and I tasted the local food from the north to the south, and I could go the other way round again because it was so amazing.
To be honest most of the time I ate spring rolls and fried noodles – I even ate them for breakfast – because it is just my favorite food in the World. But apart from that, I tried the local specialties in every city, from Bun Cha in Hanoi to rice paper on the grill in Hoi An I tried everything. Veggie lovers can come to their costs too, but it is easier when you eat meat. I even tried a frog which was not that bad at all.
What I missed a little it was the food sharing culture from China. In Vietnam, everyone is typically eating one plate, and often the food is not shared while in China the group orders a lot of food and everyone is eating everything.
Here are the best dishes I ate (But actually everything was good):
Like in China, the restaurants who look the most shitty are always the best. It is very common in Vietnam to eat on this tiny plasitk chairs with plastic tables. If you’re 1,90 meters like I am, it’s not the most comfortable position to eat, but it’s part of the experience.
“No risk no fun is my motto”, especially for food. Just try and eat everything you see and where the locals sit. In 99% of the cases, it is amazing even if you think at first ” eww no here I can’t eat.”
The only thing you have to pay attention is coriander when you love it, it’s fine, but if you, like me, hate it, you have to ask them that they don’t put coriander in the dish because there are a lot of recipes with coriander in Vietnam.
- Total countries I visited until now: 30
- Distance traveled: 17372
- Planes: 4
- Busses: 21
- Trains: 14
- Boats: 4
- Km running: 748