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Vietnamese Food What to Eat in Vietnam

In the past few years Vietnamese food has become more and more popular around the world. Food lovers may have tried the two best known Vietnamese dishes – spring rolls and bread rolls. Rice, noodles, fresh vegetable and herbs all play big roles in Vietnamese food, making it one of the healthiest cuisines in the world. 

In Vietnam you’ll discover one unmistakable fact: Vietnamese people love noodles. They eat them every day, sometimes for every meal. Vietnamese noodles are made from a few basic ingredients, the most common being rice, wheat and mung beans, but a whole sub-cuisine is built on these basics. 

What to Eat in Hanoi Vietnam – A Hanoi Food Guide

What to Eat in Hanoi Vietnam – A Hanoi Food Guide

Wondering what to eat in Hanoi Vietnam? Our Hanoi food guide showcases the best food that we ate in Hanoi over five weeks in Vietnam’s chaotic capital city. Check out our favorite Hanoi restaurants, cafes, bars and street food because you won’t want to miss a thing during your visit.

Stepping into the chaotic streets of Hanoi can be scary. Wherever you are, motorbikes and cars whiz by haphazardly. There aren’t many crosswalks, and the relative few in the city are more suggestive than heeded. In fact, we jokingly refer to these walkways as suggested crossings! Yes, pedestrian conviviality has never been a Hanoi strong suit.

Best places to visit in Vietnam by motorbike

Travel by motorbike is one of the best travel experiences for any travelers. By motorbike, you can travel to anywhere you want and you also can enjoy all the great view along the way. In Vietnam, you can travel by bike from north to south easily. Here are some best places to visit in Vietnam by motorbike.

Best places to visit in Vietnam by motorbike

1. Moc Chau

Moc Chau is a place that has become quite familiar with tourists. Every year, Moc Chau is visited by millions of young people. With attractive routes, many attractions attracted, Moc Chau has a great attraction with people from professional to non-professional. This is an attractive destination for traveling by bike.

Vietnamese culinary culture

Culinary culture is the natural culture formed in life. Especially for the Vietnamese, food is not only a cultural material but also a spiritual culture. Through food, people can understand the culture of human dignity, the cultural level of the nation with the principles, rules and customs in the eating.
Vietnamese food culture.

Vietnamese culinary culture

Vietnamese cuisine is known for its features such as: harmony, diversity, low fat; Delicious taste with a combination of many types of reduction to increase the taste, attractiveness in the dishes. Eating chopsticks and using chopsticks and especially in indispensable meals is a common practice of the entire Vietnamese people.

Besides the common features, each region has its own culinary characteristics:

Northern cuisine: The dishes are moderately flavored, not too concentrated but with colorful colors, usually not thick with spicy, fatty, sweet, mainly using diluted fish sauce, shrimp sauce. Hanoi is regarded as the culinary essence of the North with delicious dishes such as noodles, noodles, bun cha, bun bo, Com Cong village, Thanh Trung rolls and special spices such as tomato stem, basil Glossy.

Central Cuisine: Central Vietnamese people prefer strong, tasty foods. The specialty is reflected in the special flavor, more spicy than the food in the North and the South. Colors are rich, vibrant, red and brown. Central cuisine is famous for sour shrimp paste, all kinds of fish sauce. Hue royal cuisine with royal cuisine style is not only very spicy, many colors but also focus on the number of dishes, how to place dishes.

Southern Cuisine: Due to the influence of Chinese, Cambodian and Thai cuisines, Southern dishes tend to be sweet and spicy. Popular types of dried fish such as Osphronemidae fish sauce, prahok fish sauce, Ba khia fish sauce... There are typical dishes such as: ham mats coconut water, bat roasted steamed chao, coconut, dinghy or date, crayfish, grilled fish snack ...

Ethnic minority food: The cuisine of each ethnic group has distinct identities. It is famous for raw pork mixed with small intestine in the Central Highlands, egg rolls (Cao Bang, Lang Son), Tay ethnic pancakes....

Culinary culture of the Vietnamese spirit
The spiritual culture of the Vietnamese in cuisine is the expression of beauty in the culture of communication, the behavior between people in the meal, to please each other through the attitude of gentle behavior, education . Eating out has its own rules, habits, from yourself, to your family, and relationships outside of society.

Each person must know how to be careful while eating, as well as to honor his or her saying: "When you eat, check the pots and pans; When you sit, check the direction.", or "First think and then speak"

In the family: eat the same tray, preferably food for older people, young children "After you", showing respect, love affection. Everyday meal is considered a family meal, everyone gathers together, together after a hard day's work.

In society: Inviting visitors to home expresses the culture between people and people in society. When having the opportunity to eat, the host often makes delicious food, cook as much to treat guests. Homeowners usually take food to invite guests, avoid stopping the meal before guests, and offer invitations to eat when guests stop the meal. Dinner is not only a fun but also expressed the typical hospitality of the Vietnamese.

Yen Tu Pagoda in Quang Ninh

Yen Tu Pagoda in Quang Ninh
Being a natural landscape, Yen Tu still preserves many historical sites with the name "land of Buddhism in Vietnam". Yen Tu Mountain is a mountain of Dong Trieu bow arch in Uong Bi City, Quang Ninh Province. At the top of the mountain, it is often covered with clouds, so people also call it Bai Van Son. Yen Tu forest is famous for its spectacular scenery and is known as one of the most beautiful landscapes in Vietnam. At the top of sacred mountain Yen Tu also has a historical area with ancient temples and ancient trees. Yen Tu also became the center of Buddhism since King Tran Nhan Tong abandoned the throne, cultivated and established a Buddhist sect called Truc Lam Yen Tu.

Yen Tu Pagoda in Quang Ninh

Top 5 best attractions to go in Ha Long

Halong Bay is a popular tourist destination in Quang Ninh Province, Vietnam. And is loved by travelers all over the world, wanting to come at least once in their lives.

Halong Bay is recognized by UNESCO as the natural heritage of the world with thousands of islands made by the great and live creativity. Ha Long Bay has beautiful scenery so this place is a very attractive tourist destination with domestic and international tourists.

10 things to know before coming to Vietnam- for foreign visitors

Here are just some of the things you need to know before making a good trip to Vietnam

1. Crossing the road: To overcome this difficult challenge, slowly settle into the car under the road, keep the speed stable, do not hesitate, do not stop, do not text by phone or see the map when crossing the street. The vehicle will automatically adjust to you.

8 reasons why American tourists enjoy travelling to Vietnam

GlobalGrasshopper, a global award-winning journal and a rich source of information for those who love self-sufficient travel, recently published a very detailed article full of praise for the country. Vietnam. Jack and Jenn - two bloggers from Who Needs Maps shared the reasons why international visitors love Vietnam so much.


Enjoyed Long-term geographic from the North to the South, Vietnam's climate varies greatly from the Top to the Tip of the country, so each region has its own culinary culture. Traveling from North to South to enjoy food in each area is one of the kind of Vietnamese tourism that is quite special and attracts millions of visitors each year.

9 places in Vietnam make the West unforgettable

With beautiful natural scenery, unique culture and delicious food, many destinations of Vietnam such as Hanoi, Mekong Delta, Hoi An, Ha Long Bay ... always attract many visitors from all over the world.

Dalat: The cool climate is surrounded by the beautiful scenery of the valley of smog, fresh pine forests and colorful flowers, where Dalat was chosen as the ancient king of the resort season. summer. Today, the beautiful city of Lam Vien Plateau is a destination for those who want to escape the heat of the South.
Da Lat cuisine is also quite rich, in which the snacks such as bread, soy milk, baked rolls are classified into the food to taste when coming here.

Ho Chi Minh City: Located along the Saigon River in the South of Vietnam, Ho Chi Minh City was formerly known as Saigon. Today, Ho Chi Minh City is the largest city in Vietnam, attracting international visitors thanks to its combination of history and modernity, fascinating sights and vibrant nightlife.
In addition, street food of the city, Ho Chi Minh also has a special charm. Coming to the most vibrant city of Vietnam, you can settle down with the food specialties such as Ben Thanh night market, Ha Ton Quyen street, Vinh Khanh street.

Mekong Delta: Colorful floating markets, rich fruit orchards, endless rice fields, peaceful villages ... making the Mekong Delta the ideal destination for tourists. International visitors want to experience the simple life of the people of Vietnam.

To this rich land, do not forget to enjoy the local products. There is nothing more exciting to discover the canals of green trees, enjoying the delicious dishes such as grilled fish snacks, cakes or go to the fruit basket. It will be very interesting!

Nha Trang: Located in one of the most beautiful bays in Asia on the coast of Vietnam, Nha Trang is a popular resort destination for both domestic and foreign tourists. The majestic mountains, fine sandy beaches and beautiful islands offer visitors an unforgettable vacation. The beach of Nha Trang attracts visitors thanks to many resorts, green ... Amusement Park and water park bring the excitement to visitors.

About the cuisine of Nha Trang, seafood processing is always both Vietnamese tourists and international tourists gourmet. Also nem nực or bun ca( fish vermicelli) fry is also very good and seasoned.

Sapa: surrounded by mountains, terraces and ethnic villages in the mountainous north of Vietnam, Sapa is a bustling town, where you can climb the Hoang Lien Son Range or visit the region. around. International visitors are eager to see the terraced fields, waterfalls, cultural experiences, food and homestay with local people.
Come to Sapa, remember to enjoy the special barbecue here. Grilled meats, vegetables are oblique, with new customers to grill. In the cold weather of the mountains to enjoy the aromatic barbecue, hot hot fruit is delicious to forget.

Hue: Perched on the banks of the Perfume River, Hue is the ancient and quiet capital of Vietnam. Today, the place still retains its traditional features in architecture, culture and cuisine, becoming one of the most attractive destinations in Vietnam. In particular, the city of Hue with the temples, palaces, magnificent walls, or Thien Mu Pagoda is the most popular attractions.

The famous delicacies of Hue cuisine include beef noodle, filter cake, little ram ... and the kinds of Hue super diversity.

Hoi An: This ancient town has a history of over 2,000 years, located in central Vietnam. The center of Hoi An is the old quarter with impressive architecture and attractive cuisine. Visitors can walk along the old streets, watch old houses, enjoy tea, taste delicious food such as tea, high floor ... or shopping in the long life.

Hanoi: With its bustling old town, the perfect mix of classic and modern, with its unique cuisine, Hanoi has become a favorite destination for many international travelers.
You can take a stroll in the vibrant old town, visit the markets, sip a cup of aromatic coffee, enjoy the attractive street food, listen to opera at the Opera House ... Prices are so cheap with other destinations in the world is also a plus for Hanoi.

Halong Bay: As one of the seven wonders of the new world, Ha Long Bay has long been a name well known to the international tourism community. With blue water, rocky mountains, Ha Long Bay is like a scene in the fiction. Located about 130 km from Hanoi, this place has over 2,000 islands, with impressive cave system, lake ... impressive. Guests can rent yachts for a fun night out on the bay.
Jackie Nguyen

Am I Supposed to tip in Vietnam?

We often get asked about tipping in Vietnam. Tipping is one of those things that varies from country to country, andoften travelers can get confused on the subject of tipping. So we are here to help clear that up. Frequently, people receive completely different answers to this question.

Here are the most common occurrences when someone may ask themselves, “Should I leave a tip?” and how to properly respond.

In some countries, like the United States, it is considered rude to not leave a tip for a taxi driver. In Vietnam, it isn’t required and a driver will not be insulted if you do not tip. However, if your taxi fare is, for example, VND 90,000 then it is normal to give VND 100,000 and tell them to keep the change.

Vietnam is pretty famous for its delicious street food. Some of the best food can be found at street food stops. It is not typical to tip at these street food stops, unless you are really impressed by the food or service. If you are very impressed, VND 20,000 is a good tip!

Fancier restaurants get more confusing. Nicer restaurants almost always include a service charge of around 10%. Although you may think this goes directly to your server, it doesn’t always reach their pockets. The management may divide this up and the servers end up getting a smaller cut than you expect. If you receive outstanding service it is typical to leave an extra tip of VND 100,000/person.(When dealing with higher priced services in general, if you are really impressed then use the easy rule of thumb to leave a tip of VND 100,000/person. So when in doubt, just refer back to this as a pricing point.)

Ahh… the spa. Spas are considerably cheaper in Vietnam than countries like Australia, Canada, the United States, or in Europe. So it’s understandable that when people go to the spa they become unsure of proper tipping etiquette. For cheaper spas, a few dollars is appropriate. Similarly to restaurants, the nicer spas will include a service charge of 5-10%. Again, like most situations in Vietnam, if you truly had an outstanding experience it is appropriate to add a little extra tip!

Tour Guides:
For day tours, use the rule of thumb! VND 100,000 is typical if you are pleased with your tour. If you have a great tour guide and driver then let them know! Usually when giving the tip, just give the amount to the tour guide and they will divide it out amongst the driver(s) and themselves.

As many people know, Vietnam is a developing economy. This means that many people do not receive high wages. When they receive tips, it is greatly appreciated. However, tips should always reflect their level of service!

7 Reasons to Eat Street Food in Vietnam

You’re coming to Vietnam – you’ve read about the street food, you’ve heard about the street food, but will you try it? You may be on your way here, telling yourself “Of course I’ll try it!”. But to be honest, upon first arrival, you may become wary of what you’ll actually try. There’s not likely to be a menu in English and it is more unlikely that the staff will speak great English. Here are 7 reasons that we have come up with to eat street food in Vietnam to help ease your worries!