Coronavirus-shaped burger and dragon fruit baguettes made by Vietnam were featured and praised in world media outlet.
The ability to order food online will help people limit the amount they go out during the novel coronavirus (COVID-19) epidemic, with Ho Chi Minh City being home to a number of fantastic restaurants that provide shipment services.
Fresh and full of texture, Vietnam’s spring rolls are known and loved worldwide. However, the country has a more passionate love affair with hand-rolled bites than you might expect. From the ultra-fresh to the deep fried, món cuốn dishes are culinary staples across the country. Get to know the many varieties and flavours of món cuốn a little better with this list of 10 beautiful bites to try in Vietnam.
Vietnamese cuisine needs no introduction. Healthy, colourful and eclectic, dishes such as phở, bánh xèo, and chả giò have followed the Vietnamese diaspora and delighted tastebuds across the globe. These days, a new breed of restaurateur is reimagining Vietnamese cuisine like never before. With new ingredients, techniques and vision, these chefs give diners something to be excited about. Here are five of the best modern Vietnamese restaurants to visit during your travels.
Peter Cuong Franklin is the executive chef of Anan Saigon, a modern Vietnamese restaurant tucked inside the Cho Cu wet market. A graduate of Le Cordon Bleu, Peter studied food anthropology and gastronomy in America, and honed his skills at restaurants such as Chicago's Alinea and Caprice in Hong Kong, before returning to Vietnam where he's on a mission to reimagine Vietnamese cuisine. Here he shares memories and favourite dishes from his hometown, Dalat.
‘Giải khát’ signs are all over Vietnam, inviting people from all walks of life to ‘quench their thirst’. The country may be known as a foodie haven, but its beverages are just as delicious as its dishes. Stopping for a drink is an event in itself: time to take a break on the curb and chat. Wherever you go in Vietnam, a revitalising pick-me-up is not far away. Here are seven winning beverages for your list.
The best way to get to the heart of Huế’s tremendous food culture is to take to the streets. Vietnam’s former imperial capital fostered an elegant array of dishes that continue to be the pride of its people. As Huế people say, you can get Huế cuisine elsewhere in Vietnam, but it never tastes quite the same as it does here.
As far as noodles go, few countries can top Vietnam when it comes to abundant choices and phenomenal taste. From the robust flavours of bún bò Huế, to the playful textures of cao lầu, put your chopstick skills to the test with these five tasty Vietnamese noodle dishes.
A sensuous, full-cup fragrance announces the arrival of your first cup of K’Ho coffee. Take a sip. You’ll find the flavour is generous but balanced, rich with rounded notes of caramel and almond. It’s nothing like the bold and bitter robusta usually served across Vietnam, the strongest cups of which can turn you euphoric to despairing within an hour. This coffee rolls smoothly across the tongue, flicks on tiny switches in the brain, and fills the nose with pleasure.
Vietnam is one of those places where you can plan your whole trip around delicious eats. Not only are the country’s many dishes a treat for your palate, eating local food is one of the best ways to get to know Vietnamese culture and people. Dedicated foodies who go beyond famous eats like phở and bánh mì will find each regional dish is a unique combination of local ingredients, preferences and influences. Here’s a quick guide to a gastronomic adventure around Vietnam.