The Hanoitimes - To Vietnamese people, dishes like Vietnamese sandwich (Banh Mi), bun cha, bun oc... are very familiar. However, as for foreigners, these dishes are very strange and unique.
Taking to the streets and eating like a local is an experience no tourists should miss in Vietnam. Because, when it comes to street food, Vietnam is an absolute gem. Sometime attractive foods of Vietnamese are also the cheapest ones. Vietnam, a small country has such an amazing culinary culture that surprises international tourists. Every city, even every village has a specialty of its own. This is the general impression of foreign tourists after enjoying pastoral Vietnamese foods.
The streets and eating like a local is an experience no tourists should miss in Vietnam.
Foods becomes a hobby to attract them to explore charming destinations in Vietnam. For foreigners, the experience of enjoying specialties on plastic chair along pavements is sometimes mentioned more than the food itself.
One of the most interesting things when enjoying Vietnamese cuisine at a small roadside restaurant is that you may observe the rhythm of local people’s lives. The food is so fresh and creative that all challenges and inconvenience become nothing at all.
Vietnamese street food is so attractive that it is listed in the top 10 culinary tour of the Jounal Travel Guide Lovelyplanet. Lovelyplanet says that the best and quickest way to explore cuisine of any city is taking part in a walking tour with a tour guide in which enjoying local specialties is indispensible.
Foreigners very like Vietnam cuisine.
The journal also recommends Vietnamese specialties in such tours in Hanoi. They are Pho bo (Vietnamese noodle with beef), Banh xeo (Vietnamese pancakes folded in a half), banh cuon (Vietnamese rolled cake) and Café Duy Tri at 43a Yen Phu Street.
Many foreigners very like sandwish Vietnam (banh mi).
Some culinary experts commented that Vietnamese cuisine attracts tourists by fresh flavor of vegetables, fruits and nuts. CNNgo, a prestigious US journal even emphasizes that the US has created portable restaurants but Vietnam is truly the heaven of food. There is nowhere else having such diverse culinary style like Vietnam. Through cuisine, a part of culture has been preserved and promoted in the process of integration and international cultural exchanges.
One of the most interesting things when enjoying Vietnamese cuisine at a small roadside restaurant is that you may observe the rhythm of local people’s lives.