Must Try Vietnamese Food – Essential Eats of the Nation

Vietnamese cuisine is one of the most balanced, healthy and philosophical culinary concepts in the world. Here are some of the most recommended delicacies the nation has to offer.


Goi Cuon


Also known as Vietnamese spring rolls, or salad rolls, these bite-sized snacks consist of fresh vegetables and your choice of meats.


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Ban Mi Thit


This is definitely one of the most indulgent treats Vietnam has to offer, and is their spiritual equivalent to the submarine. It consists of a Vietnamese baguette stuffed with a variety of fillings that can range from pork belly and vegetables to canned sardines.




This is one of the single most renowned dishes originating out of Vietnam. It’s a simple concept that has been utilised by many resorts in Mui Ne such as the likes of Anantara Mui Ne Resort to deliver decadent incarnations of the dish. Pho is basically a Vietnamese noodle soup, commonly made with beef or chicken, containing rice noodles, bean sprouts, basil and a few other ingredients.




Vietnamese cuisine has a variety of sweet treats for you to sample as well, but one of the most famous is the very mysteriously named ‘che’. It’s basically a pudding of sorts made with sticky rice and beans.



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Authentic Vietnamese Cuisine in Hoi An – Essential Eats in Hoi An

Vietnamese Fresh Spring Rolls

Vietnamese Fresh Spring Rolls | Anantara Hoi An Resort


A renowned UNESCO World Heritage Site, the glorious city of Hoi An is one of Vietnam’s most treasured attractions, and for good reason too. From the 15th century till the 19th, Hoi An served as a crucial trading port and facilitated the unions of a vast range of culture who left their mark one way or another in this historically significant town. Due to its popularity as a tourist destination, you can discover some very interesting choices of accommodation, such as a Hoi An river resort that compliments the tranquil nature of the city with choices such as the Anantara Hoi An Resort.


The town of Hoi An is particularly popular for its unique range of dishes that, to a great extent are only available here. There are also some essential Vietnamese classics that one should try out, such as Banh Cuon, which refers to a range of dishes made with steamed rice-flour batter, formed into sheets that are then filled with a potential variety of fillings that usually include chicken and mushrooms. These things can also be topped with crispy fried shallots and fish sauce.


Cao Lau is a dish that is unique to Hanoi, and the star component is noodles that have been prepared using water from a very specific well which is more than a thousand years old. This method gives the noodles a very special chewy quality and they are then served in a broth with thinly sliced pieces of pork, various herbs and some pieces of fried dough.


Cha Ca Hanoi is another dish that is native to Hanoi, and is simply bursting with fragrance and flavour. This delicacy consists of soft flaky fish that has been marinated in turmeric and galangal then boiled into a broth and topped off with a generous amount of fresh dill when being served.


If you ever find yourself in Hanoi, there’s a world of cuisine for you to sink your teeth into.


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Dinning in Hanoi – a scrumptious feast

A fine city, Hanoi has held the prestige of being the capital of Vietnam for over a thousand years. The second largest city in the country, still retains the splendour of its past while embracing the future. This finely balanced fusion of old meets new is what makes Hanoi a uniquely exciting place to visit.

People here are extremely warm and friendly and will ask strangers especially those who seem like tourists heaps of questions. Though it may initially seem alarming, going with the flow is the best way to deal with it. The locals mean no harm; they are extremely hospitable by nature. So who better to ask about the cuisine of Hanoi than those who live there?

Starting with the signature ‘Pho Ga’ or “Pho Bo’ meaning chicken and beef noodle soup respectively, Hanoi offers a variety of exotic as well as widely known dishes. With over three hundred street food stations in the city it is no surprise that the place has a thriving and very popular street food culture. Eating from these stalls gives you the essence of authentic cuisine for very reasonable prices. However if you are one with a weak stomach or strong qualms about the state of hygiene at these places then you can opt to dine at the more formal restaurants.

Going all guns blazing? Then maybe you’d like a taste of the exotic culinary delicacies too? With an exotic array of cuisine available, you are definitely in for a memorable and interesting experience. Local dishes generally have more slat and fermented sauces when compared to the rest of Vietnam, but this is the distinct style of Hanoi.

Still too adventurous? You can choose an accommodation in Hanoi Vietnam that lets you cook your own meals. A serviced apartment Hanoi provides visitors with such an option. Somerset West Lake Hanoi offers you daily breakfast, an in house café and grocery delivery service if you prefer your own culinary experiments. Located close to West Lake, the apartments are very close to many of the city’s popular landmarks including museums, lakes, historical sites and shopping malls.

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