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EAT & DRINK Sunday, 04 October 2015

Vietnamese cuisine in impression of foreign tourist

To Vietnamese people, dishes like Vietnamese sandwich, bun cha, bun oc are very familiar. However, as for foreigners, these dishes are very strange and unique. Now, this is a story of American tourist about Vietnamese specialties.

Cuisine culture of each region in Vietnam owns different unique features. 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. Now, this is a story of American tourist about Vietnamese specialties.

Phu Quoc

I had chance visit to Phu Quoc Island- one island at the South of Vietnam. Although I don’t have many chances to enjoy special dishes of the island, I am still impressed by cuisine in here.

Vietnamese cuisine in impression of foreign tourist

Crab vermicelli (mien cua) is made from crab, eggs, mushrooms and vermicelli. It is not too complicated but really delicious.

Vietnamese cuisine in impression of foreign tourist

A bowl of fried seafood is common included shrimp, fish and squid. Enjoying the dish and drinking beer is the most perfect cooperation.

Saigon

Not as Phu Quoc, when came to Saigon, I spent as much as possible my time to enjoy specialties of the city. Only in two days and a half day, I had 12 meats from the restaurants to stores in night market.

Vietnamese cuisine in impression of foreign tourist

Fried rice with beef and onion: although it is not the most interesting dish, it is popular dish which you can find in any stores, specially, its price is very cheap.

Vietnamese cuisine in impression of foreign tourist

Snails dip into chilli fish sauce: this is a simple dish but really delicious.

Vietnamese cuisine in impression of foreign tourist

Bun mam: it is really wonderful! It includes vermicelli, shrimp, fish and ink ate with special sauce. These dishes can be the most delicious dishes I have enjoyed in Saigon.

Hoi An

I found 2 dished which I’m really like in Hoi An

Vietnamese cuisine in impression of foreign tourist

Cao Lau: it is known as specialty of Hoi An including pork, vegetables and noodles. All restaurants and food shops in Hoi An have the dish.

Vietnamese cuisine in impression of foreign tourist

Vietnamese sandwich (banh mi): let’s see, banh mi includes different meat, tomato, cucumber, chilli, onion, fried egg and others thing. It is a special dish. Only in 24 hours, I have ate 3 banh mi.

Hanoi

Vietnamese cuisine in impression of foreign tourist

Fish vermicelli (bun ca) I ate the dish at street vendor. It is not special but it is a popular dish in Hanoi.

Vietnamese cuisine in impression of foreign tourist

Bun Cha: it is specialty of the capital of Vietnam. It includes grilled pork, vermicelli, herbs and fish sauce. We can enjoy with cha gio made from pork and egg.

Vietnamese cuisine in impression of foreign tourist

Mixed lettuce includes jackfruit, shrimp, pork and banh da. In my opinion, it is the most delicious dish in Hanoi.

 
Vietnamese cuisine in impression of foreign tourist

Banh ram has shrimp inside. It is really sticky.

Vietnamese cuisine in impression of foreign tourist

Sausage of ethnic minority: compared with its appearance, the dish is very good. I enjoyed it with 40 degree apple wine in the pottery.

Vietnamese cuisine in impression of foreign tourist

Egg coffee: it is a wonderful flavour. It is also a famous drink in Hanoi.

Vietnamese cuisine in impression of foreign tourist

Coffee yogurt is also popular. However, it doesn’t have much coffee taste and I have to use spoon to enjoy it.

Vietnamese cuisine in impression of foreign tourist

The final is coconut milk coffee. It is really wonderful and like 

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