The locals’ eating habits and the country’s food facts might urge foodies to fly and book Vietnam Food Tour in 2021. While some food connoisseurs are keen on the way the Vietnamese eat and cook, the others are interested in Vietnam’s culinary culture. You should always come and see for yourself how delicious the food is, how interesting it is to use the chopsticks, and how friendly the residents are.
About Vietnam Food Tours
There are Vietnam Food Tours to Hanoi, Hue, Hoi An, Da Nang, Saigon, Mekong Delta, etc., which opens chances for foodies all over the world to explore the taste and eating etiquette. In a typical food tour, tourists will visit the local markets for a glimpse of the street food, ingredients, local merchants, and market practices. There will be also the ideal time for relishing the outstanding street food served by the street vendors. In Hanoi, make sure you treat your stomach with Hanoi Pho, noodle with grilled pork (Bun Cha), spring rolls with crabs (Nem Cua Be), pyramidal rice dumplings (Banh Gio), and cake with shrimp (Banh Tom). A simple walking in Hanoi Old Quarter will turn to be a happy culinary tour. You can try sitting on a plastic stool, order your food, and eat the whole.
Besides, Hoi An food tours are rich in the traditional dishes namely Cao Lau (noodles served with dark pork broth), steamed rice cakes, chicken rice, white rose dumplings, etc. The old town is filled with restaurants and street vendors that exhilarate people to eat and drink, which results in excitingly culinary episodes. Especially, Hoi An travel often includes a cooking class for hands-on practices. If the package begins after the sunset, it would take around 2.5 hours. If the tour has a cooking class, it would start in the early morning so that you can visit a local market, buy fresh ingredients for the class. Anybody with dietary notices and food allergies should notify the operators in advance. By learning and practicing how to cook, participants would receive the recipe for later practice at home. This kind of culinary adventure in the Old Town will be an unforgettable experience for all food connoisseurs. They will then agree that Hoi An is a paradise for foodies.
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Furthermore, how about Hue Food Tours? The one-day package will take you to Dong Ba Market, the oldest and biggest wholesale market in Hue. You will meet the locals and can buy some goods. For breakfast, let’s try noodle soup with beef (Bun Bo Hue) and using Vietnamese chopsticks. In the next minutes, get on a cycle for a tour toward Trang Tien Bridge. The three-wheel vehicle will keep taking you to Hue Citadel, shops, and some quiet streets. Also, if the program includes a cooking class, you are likely to get the session in Y Thao Restaurant for learning how to make spring rolls, banana flower salad, and pancakes. After the class, go out and explore the specialties of mussel rice, pork grilled on lemongrass stick (Nem Lui), Vietnamese crepe made of rice flour (Banh Khoai), etc. The Hue street food will never fail to enchant travelers. None neglects Hue during their time in Da Nang and Hoi An as three destinations form a complete package.
Some guests might travel due to their interest in a variety of Vietnamese noodles. If it is your case, add these names to the list: Hanoi Pho, Hue beef noodle soup (Bun Bo Hue), Cao Lau Hoi An, noodle with grilled food (Bun Thit Nuong), noodle soup with crab meat (Bun Rieu Cua), and vermicelli with shrimp paste (Bun Dau Mam Tom). If you travel south, Ho Chi Minh City (Saigon) is a paradise of street food. The city is filled with many street vendors serving many kinds of noodles. Oftentimes, people appreciate the Saigon rule that “the more crowded the eatery is, the better the food and the price are.” Saigon nightlife and street food tour on a scooter is an interesting package for foreigners to go for a drive in Saigon streets and eat like the Saigonese.
Special Vietnamese Eating Habits to Note
First of all, they have three major meals a day, but each comes with no fixed time. The major course must have rice, most of the time. And, people in the countryside eat very early. The frequently-consumed breakfast items are Vietnamese sandwiches (Banh Mi), beef noodles (Pho), and sticky rice (Xoi). Hence, try any of these options in your morning in the country and say how it is. Next, if you go on a group tour with other travelers in Vietnam, you should expect to see that food is often served in a single bowl or tray, from which food will be shared. Sharing a meal is a common concept in the country. And, if there are elders in the group, the younger people should respect their seniors by letting them take the food first.
Going on a food tour in Vietnam, you’re likely to taste the fried, stewed, and steamed dishes as they are the most common cooking methods. In that sense, let’s savor the fried fish, steamed chicken, and stewed pork. Besides, veggies are often boiled or stir-fried with garlic. When it comes to dining time, people would not stress any strict rules or rituals. Therefore, the homestay culinary experience will be enjoyable and cheerful. It’s comfortable to talk during mealtime, and the common topics would be the weather, work, school, or news. What’s more, take an opportunity to figure out the Vietnamese fish sauce – the irreplaceable condiment in almost any meal.
Vietnam owns a beautiful culinary culture that can enchant foodies nationwide and worldwide. Do not miss the roadside food stalls serving the hot dishes while you can also taste the top food included in the tour, not to mention the interesting services of a cooking class, the visit to tourist attractions, and the chance to communicate with the locals. Each step you go on Vietnam food tour in 2021, there is always a good chance to find a yummy dish.
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