Vietnamese food is delicious, incredibly diverse and typically social – at any hour, family members, friends and colleagues will come together to prepare dishes in home kitchens, or pull up tiny plastic chairs at their favorite hawker stall to chew over the news and gossip of the day.
You’ll discover how some dishes are common throughout the country, but prepared in different ways – in Hanoi, where the staple noodle soup pho is said to have originated, you’ll find it prepared with a clear broth; in the south, it’s served with platters of leafy veggies. Likewise, many destinations have their own signature dishes, such as Hoi An’s banh bao vac, white rose dumplings, and Hue’s bun bo Hue – a deeply satisfying comfort food made by boiling beef bones with spices to create a rich beef stock, then ladled over rice noodles, pork and beef with other mouth-watering spices and seasonings.
On your culinary exploration of Vietnam, embark on street food tours on foot or the back of a Vespa, dine in refined, authentic restaurants and take chef-guided cooking classes, which include visiting wet markets and organic gardens to select the day’s best produce.
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