Vietnam Foodie Paradise: Many people have written about Vietnam and its multiple culinary delicacies. This country is notorious for having some of the cheapest foods available – $1 or less per meal! Single local people actually prefer to eat out than to cook because it’s more economic for them. Here’s some of the food that you can try & the best experiences for it.
A noodle soup with vegetables and your choice of meat: could be pork, chicken, or beef. Some people actually think that it is quite bland, while others love it to bits. It actually is good comfort food – much like your chicken noodle soup! You can see this food being sold at various food stalls dotting the streets. Tip: if a menu says Pho Ga, the second word usually is the meat included with the soup, so in this case, Pho Ga means chicken Pho.
Warning: Black Vietnamese coffee is actually very, very rich and strong. I tried it and it was completely different from Starbucks or Westernized coffee experiences that you may be used to. This type of coffee is served hot or cold – the cold variant is definitely one you have to try. They use condensed milk and mixed with the strong coffee makes for an almost dessert treat, almost like you’re not drinking coffee at all.
Goi Cuon (Vietnamese Spring Rolls)
Deep-fried or steamed and typically filled with vegetables and chicken, it is one of the most mouthwatering foods you can try while you’re in the country.
Vietnamese Beer. Enjoyed while sitting on small stools and tables in the street, it is a very light beer and is brewed daily by the locals. You can literally sit on your tiny stool, hanging out with your new friends before the alcohol can actually settle in. Locals and ex-pats alike enjoy drinking this as you can’t really get this anywhere else in the world!
Banh Mi (Vietnamese Baguettes)
Thank the French for their influence on Vietnam, you can actually get this for breakfast, lunch, or dinner. Like all their other dishes, this baguette is stuffed to the brim with veggies and makes for a tasty and filling treat while on the go.