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Vietnamese Black Chicken


Black chicken has always been a top favorite food of the Vietnamese due to its bold taste and high level of nutrition. Here is our guide on the Vietnamese black chicken. Read more to get to know about this special breed of chicken and where to find it in Ho Chi Minh City. What is the Vietnamese Black Chicken Vietnamese black chicken (also called Ga...

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Bun Rieu - Vietnamese Crab Noodle Soup


Lesser known around the world but very popular among locals, Bun Rieu is another dish you must try on your Vietnam trip Ingredients of Bun Rieu and How Bun Rieu is Made Four main components to look out for in a bowl of Vietnamese Crab Noodle Soup are crab paste, broth, noodles (or rice vermicelli), and meatballs. A bowl of Bun Rieu, however, also f...

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Vietnam Food Tour: Signature Dishes in Southern Vietnam (Part 3)


Foods in the south of Vietnam are not as complicated in the making as the cuisine of Central and Northern Vietnam. These dishes are often added sugar or coconut juice as sweeteners and used fat from coconut milk. The southern people just need these simple ingredients to combine and create their style of cuisine. Lau mam (Salted Fish Hot Pot) Salted...

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15 Vietnamese Street Food Options You Should Try

15 Vietnamese Street Food Options You Should Try

Vietnam is known as a culinary destination. Foodies from around the world descend on the country to gorge themselves on Vietnamese street food. Expect to sit on plastic chairs next to the locals as you eat fresh food bursting with flavor in a communal style. And the low cost of living means it's a fraction of the price of the Vietnamese food you co...

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What to Eat on Food Tours in Northern Vietnam (Part 1)


When discovering Vietnamese foods, you will find a little bit of all the four tastes - salt, sour, sweet, and bitter - combining well with one another creating the unique dish of each region. On the land spreading more than 1,500 kilometers from the North to the South, Vietnam is also blessed with different climates and has diverse sources of ingre...

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Why You Should Try Vietnamese Clay Pot Chicken


Vietnamese food is already well-known for Pho, Banh mi, and street foods; however, there is another side of Vietnam culinary, the simple dishes that are served in every Viets' family meal. Vietnamese clay pot chicken is one of them. Despite the simplicity of the cooking method, this chicken dish is incredibly tasty and worth trying. What is a Vietn...

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Alcohol in Vietnam - Common Drinks and Legal Age


Drinking alcohol is popular in Vietnam that it’s virtually a part of the culture here. Saying that Vietnamese like beer is a massive understatement, we deeply love it. The act of drinking alcohol impregnates every fabric of society. Vietnamese drink alcohol on many occasions or even on no special occasion at all. Like many other countries in the wo...

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Vietnamese Street Foods: A Guide to Snails on a Plate

vietnamese-street-food-snails-oc-toi-nuong Ốc tỏi (Oxychilus alliarius) conch grilled on a plate

As a true street food lover, you should not miss the opportunity to try snails on your journey to Vietnam, a country with a great culinary tradition. Speaking of snail dishes, Saigon is agreed, by the majority, to be the ideal destination to taste this amazing Vietnamese seafood. While Hanoi’s snails are usually boiled/steamed with lemongrass or le...

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Bubble Tea in Ho Chi Minh City


Besides Vietnamese coffee, bubble tea is a popular drink these days for Vietnamese of all ages. Originated in Taiwan, it is now available in numerous places in Ho Chi Minh City. To save you from getting lost in hundreds of choices to try, here we have some common types of bubble tea in Ho Chi Minh City and where to find them. Types of Bubble Tea in...

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Com Chay - The Scorched Burnt Rice

scorched-burnt-rice Scorched Burnt Rice in Ninh Binh

How can burnt rice be eaten, you may ask. However, we are not talking about the charcoal-black rice, we are talking about the crunchy one with various toppings. Com Chay is a rural dish and has become a favorite snack for many Vietnamese people. The dish which was unintentionally created has now been available in many versions and partly described ...

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Should You Try Weasel Coffee in Vietnam


Other names of weasel coffee you may have heard of are kopi luwak, civet coffee, and cat poop coffee. It is one of the most luxury coffees known around the world. In Vietnam, we call it “ca phe chon”. Is Vietnam Weasel Coffee Really Made from Poop? Yes and no. The coffee beans are collected from the weasel droppings, but the final product has been ...

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A Guide to Drinking Vietnamese Coffee


Coffee is one of the popular social drinks in Vietnam not consumed on the run. The locals prefer to sit in cafes or vendors along the streets and leisurely catch up on life over coffee. With favorable growing regions in the central highlands, to the surprise of most coffee consumers, it is the second-largest coffee-producing nation in the world wit...

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What Do Vietnamese Have for Breakfast?

vietnamese-breakfast-style Beef Stew and Banh Mi

Breakfast is considered an essential meal since it provides a considerable amount of energy for a whole hard-working day. There is a wide diversity of breakfast, ranging from noodles to sticky rice, which is depending on different regions’ cultures in Vietnam. Have a look at our Vietnamese breakfast guide and suggestions for having the best local b...

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Try a Balut - Fertilized Duck Embryo in Vietnam


Fertilized duck embryo has been very popular in Asian countries like the Philippines, Laos, and Vietnam for a very long time and very famous as a weird food to the world. So this guide is going to explain the reason why balut - fertilized duck embryo in Vietnam is so popular and why you should eat it. What is Fertilized Duck Embryo in Vietnam Ferti...

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What to do in Vung Tau Travel Guide


Located near Ho Chi Minh City, this port city is an all-time favorite destination with the city folks for a day trip or a weekend vacation. Vung Tau has a long stretch of sandy beaches and some mountainous backdrop. Read our What to do in Vung Tau Travel Guide to learn more about foods to eat and things to do in Vung Tau. Additionally, here are our...

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10 Unusual Vietnamese Foods to Try in Ho Chi Minh


When it comes to Vietnamese cuisines, foreign travelers quickly think of Pho, the beef noodle soup, Vietnamese pancake, spring rolls, etc. However, there are a variety of strange dishes that when first hearing their names, it is a real challenge to dare to taste. These exotic Vietnamese foods are delicious with unique characteristics and will come ...

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A Guide to Vietnamese Beers


Beer is everyone’s favorite drink to cool down the thirst in hot summer days, especially to people living in tropical countries. In Vietnam, beers are quite cheap, and the Vietnamese beer culture welcomes any love for beers; from simple lagers to craft beers in any range of prices and services. Discover your favorite types of beer and where to drin...

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What is Morning Glory?

morning-glory Morning glory and baby shrimp salad

Vegetables and herbs are an irreplaceable part of Vietnamese main meals. Thanks to the tropical climate, Vietnam has many different kinds of green which make the cuisine more colorful and nutritious. And morning glory is one of the most mentioned names on the must-try vegetables and is often seen in restaurants' menus when you come to Vietnam. The ...

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Vietnamese Foods: A Guide to the Banh Mi


Which Vietnamese food, besides Pho, do most people love to try for the first time when they travel to this amazing country? The answer is Banh Mi. Together with “Pho” and “Ao Dai”, the words “Banh Mi” has been officially defined in the Oxford Dictionary because of its delicious tastes and popularity worldwide. This Vietnamese food guide will b...

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20 MUST-TRY Vietnamese Foods Before You Die

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Are you a foodie enthusiast? Do you love and appreciate the specialty dishes that many countries have to offer? Do you often find yourself drooling to the aroma of steaming hot food, much like the feeling of smelling freshly brewed coffee in the morning? Like a lot of countries, Vietnam is no different when it comes to food and specialty dishes.&nb...

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