Three years have not ended surprises about Vietnamese cuisine

After many visits to Vietnam, two Portuguese travel bloggers are still not bored of the dishes along the length of the country.

“The heavy rain that filled our ankles with water greeted us on our first visit to Hanoi. It was hot, and the chaotic traffic on the road drove us crazy. However, the most attractive thing was the lot. restaurants, eateries and street food stalls. Apart from the word ‘pho’, we didn’t understand any of the words on the sign,” said Daryl and Mindi Hirsch, two tourists from Lisbon, Portugal, recalling the time. First to Vietnam.

Since that 2016 trip, two Portuguese travel bloggers have spent the next three years exploring the food in Vietnam. They call it a way to “decipher the culinary puzzle” of this Southeast Asian country. The results they received were rated as “amazing”. “Amazing is the feeling that always comes to our mind about the food not only in big cities but across the country,” said Hirsch and his wife.

Daryl and Mindi Hirsch run a blog specializing in introducing travel and food in countries around the world that they have visited.  Photo: 2 food trippers
Daryl and Mindi Hirsch run a blog specializing in introducing travel and food in countries around the world that they have visited. Photo: 2 food trippers

The times they come back, they eat more dishes, never get bored, and love the food here more every day. For them, Vietnamese food is delicious and stands out thanks to the rich local flavor broths, and the creative dishes that people come up with that combine a variety of fresh, home-grown vegetables. According to two guests, this is a place with diverse cuisine, from cheap to high-end street food. And the dishes, from sweet to savory, are so varied that they will be confusing for first-time visitors. But very quickly, they will be intrigued.

“People eat many things during the day. And no one can blame them for eating too many meals when the food is so delicious and the price is affordable,” two Western guests shared.

The two bloggers also gave other international guests advice on how to dine in Vietnam like a local. Accordingly, in sidewalk restaurants, people will often sit on small plastic chairs and share tables with strangers. “Visitors will love these meals, for their delicious food, cheap prices, and fun experience.”

The last thing they want to share is that eating in Vietnam is a real challenge. The challenge here is not eating with small tables and chairs, but how to eat all the dishes. “Here, the food is so delicious and diverse.”

Omelette bread and iced milk coffee are two favorite dishes of the Hirsch family during their trip to Ho Chi Minh City.  Photo: 2 food trippers
Omelette bread and iced milk coffee are two favorite dishes of the Hirsch family during their trip to Ho Chi Minh City. Photo: 2 food trippers

Concluding their introduction, the two travel bloggers said: “No matter where you start your culinary adventure: Hoi An, Hanoi, or Ho Chi Minh City, we still recommend you give it a try. These are: pho, bread, bun cha, egg coffee, Hue beef noodle soup, seafood, Quang noodles, Banh Xeo, Banh Cuon and Cao Lau”.

(According to 2 food trippers )

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