Vietnam is a country that begs to be explored. The stunning scenery is captivating; from lush mountains and peaceful waterways, to charming ancient towns where lanterns adorn every shop and café, and right through to the high-paced, buzzing city life of Ho Chi Minh City. Combine this with the warmth and good humour of the Vietnamese people and there’s no doubt you’re in for a truly memorable trip.
Vietnam is a place that sparks all of the senses, especially taste. Vietnamese food is full of distinctive flavours. Think fresh salads and seafood, aromatic spices and herbs, noodles and rice dishes. The presentation is oh-so pleasing to the eye too, with brightly coloured vegetables and fruits crafted into glorious designs.
We know that a large chunk of any holiday experience involves sampling local food, so we wanted to share some of our favourite Vietnamese dishes – one of which we made ourselves (complete with chef’s hat and a lot of laughter as pictured) at a local farm in the Tra Que region of Hoi An. So sit back and indulge your taste buds…
‘Ban Xeo’ Vietnamese Pancakes
Vietnamese Spring Rolls
One of the most refreshing things about Vietnamese food is that it is so fresh and healthy! These spring rolls are wrapped in rice paper, which makes a nice change to the deep-fried variety. Not only does this dish taste divine, with a kaleidoscope of colours from the orange carrots, green leaves/cucumber and the pink prawns intertwined with vermicelli noodles, but it looks great too. Find the recipe here.
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