1. Learn about food tours, the type that is very popular today.

1.1. What is a food tour?

Traveling to Vietnam, in addition to discovering beautiful scenery and experiencing the culinary culture of the destination, is also of great interest to many people. Culinary tourism gives visitors a great experience of food and drink with a bold regional identity.

A Vietnam food tour is one of the types of tourism that focuses on the experience of delicious dishes, food, and specialties associated with the traditions and cultural identity of a destination. When participating in this form of tourism, you not only get to eat delicious food and discover the culinary culture, but you also get to understand more about the culture and lifestyle of the indigenous people.

1.2. The role of food in tourism

Although newly developed in recent times, cuisine has become an indispensable part of creating a brand and something special for a destination to attract tourists.

The attractiveness of Vietnamese cuisine exudes from its rusticity, simplicity, but richness of natural ingredients, the passion of the chefs when processing them, and, most importantly, its traditional inheritance, its creation through the ages.

International tourists love Vietnamese food because of the balance of taste and harmony of nutrition: lots of green vegetables, no fat, and each dish has its own dipping sauce depending on the region.

Cuisine is one of three very important factors that directly affect the choice of destination for tourists. And cuisine attracts many diners because of the uniqueness and differences in the cultures of different countries and regions.

1.3. Current food tour trends

Culinary tourism is developed according to many different trends, each form brings visitors interesting experiences, helping them understand more about the culture and the uniqueness of each dish. Specifically, the current popular culinary tourism trends include:

1.3.1. Experience the local cuisine

This is how visitors immerse themselves in the culture of each destination. Each tourist destination has a different culinary culture. You will be going to the regions and experiencing the typical specialties of those regions.

1.3.2. Participating in culinary activities

To be able to experience culinary activities in the most authentic way, you can participate in traditional food fairs and festivals in many regions, including villages and farms. Or even join cooking classes or food tours to discover Vietnamese delicacies to the fullest.

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1.3.3. Street food

Visitors will be able to take a food tour around tourist attractions. Street food seems to have been associated with the lives of Vietnamese people; wherever you go, you can find sidewalk restaurants, street vendors, and even large restaurants with street food menus. as diverse as the capital, Hanoi, and Ho Chi Minh City. Ho Chi Minh City, Hue, Da Nang, Hai Phong, etc.

1.3.4. Experience culinary culture

The culinary culture of each region will be associated with the traditions and customs of that locality. The specialty of each place will be different, from the way of choosing ingredients and processing them to the way of enjoying them. Many dishes are also associated with long stories, legends, or even important historical milestones in that place.

2. Vietnam food tour – Top list of destinations with attractive cuisine

2.1. Hanoi food tour

Talking about Hanoi’s capital is talking about the land of thousands of years of civilization, in addition to famous destinations such as Sword Lake, Bat Trang pottery village, Hanoi’s old town, commercial centers, etc. You will experience the unique cuisine here.

Hanoi cuisine is known for its delicious traditional dishes with unique and rich flavors that have never disappointed diners everywhere. Hanoi, with its 36 ancient streets, has a variety of delicious food options spread throughout, so everyone can enjoy delicious Hanoi dishes.

When it comes to Hanoi, the first thing will be pho, a dish that has reached the world. In addition, there are many other special dishes such as vermicelli, vermicelli, vermicelli, vermicelli, vermicelli, Thang long fish cake, Hanoi vermicelli, shrimp paste vermicelli, Ho Tay shrimp cake, rib porridge, mussel porridge, cake Thanh Tri rolls, Phu Thuong sticky rice, Vong village nuggets, Phu Do vermicelli, banh chung, Uoc Le spring rolls, etc.

Top favorite delicious restaurants in Hanoi

Pho cuon Huong Mai25 Ngu Xa Street, Ba Dinh District, Hanoi City9:00 a.m – 21:00 pm1.3 USD – 1.9 USD/bowl
Pho Bat Dan49 phố Bát Đàn, phường Cửa Đông, quận Hoàn Kiếm, thành phố Hà Nội6:00 a.m – 10:00 a.m;

18:00 p.m – 20:30 p.m

1.3 USD – 2.3

USD/ bowl

Cha Ca La Vong14 Cha Ca Street, Hoan Kiem District, Hanoi City11:00 a.m – 14:00 p.m;

17:00 p.m – 21:00 p.m

145 USD/piece
Ba Duc Restaurant – Hot rolls & Bun thang48 Cau Go Street, Hoan Kiem District, Hanoi City7:00 a.m – 23:00 p.m1.3 USD – 2.8 USD
Ms. Hue snail vermicelli43 Nguyen Sieu Street, Hoan Kiem District, Hanoi City6:00 a.m – 14:00 p.m1.3 USD – 2.3 USD
Au Trieu grilled spring rolls10 Au Trieu Street, Hoan Kiem District, Hanoi City14:00 p.m – 23:59 p.m2.6 USD/ 10 piece
Mannequin shop Bo Gia1 Nguyen Trung Truc street, Ba Dinh district, Hanoi city13:00 p.m – 18:00 p.m1 USD – 4 USD
Giang coffee39 Nguyen Huu Huan Street, Hoan Kiem District, Hanoi City7:00 a.m – 23:00 p,m1.3 USD – 1.5 USD

2.2. Northwest food tour

Food tourism in the North, especially in the Northwest mountains, always gives visitors new experiences. Northwest cuisine is very diverse and prepared according to the local people’s own recipes. You can try dishes such as buffalo meat guarding the kitchen, Thang Co horse of Lao Cai, pa ping top, Lai Chau’s armpit pig, grilled stone moss, au tau porridge, Bac Me Lam rice from Ha Giang, etc.

The Northwest is also famous for forest bamboo shoots from Vau, cork, bamboo, and apricot. Northwest specialty rices such as Bac Huong Dien Bien rice, Eight Dien Bien rice, Seng Cu rice (Bat Xat Lao Cai), Ta Cu rice (Muong Te Lai Chau), Nuong Dien Bien sticky rice, Tu Le sticky rice…

2.3. Hai Phong food tour

Food tour Hai Phong has become a familiar term for foodies who love to explore. The city of red phoenix flowers is not only famous for its beautiful scenery but is also attractive with many delicious specialties such as crab cakes, crab spring rolls, tank prices, spicy bread, coconut pickles, etc.

In recent years, food tours have been associated with Hai Phong tourism and have been upgraded to a promotional campaign. The Hai Phong Department of Tourism has released a map of the Hai Phong food tour with dishes and addresses for tourists and residents to easily find information to enjoy. On the photo is Cat Bi Market, one of the destinations on the Hai Phong food tour map.

Food tour prices in Hai Phong range from 21.3 USD to 30 USD per person in 1 day. In general, the dishes in Hai Phong have a good balance of taste, being medium-bodied and not too salty or too sweet. Prices range from 0.8 USD to 1.5 USD per part; some dishes with lots of seafood or mixed dishes are slightly higher, at about 1.7 USD per piece.

2.4. Hue food tour

Besides discovering the ideal destinations in Hue, you should definitely not miss the culinary experience here. Referring to Hue cuisine, we will immediately think of royal cuisine because of the sophistication in each dish.

For Hue, eating is also one of the arts that Hue people pay great attention to and elaborate on. The dishes in Hue are very carefully prepared and have a very unique taste that can’t be confused anywhere.

Hue cuisine is one of the elements that make up the quintessence of Vietnamese cuisine. Most of the dishes are made from popular ingredients but have a rich and unforgettable aftertaste. The most famous specialty is probably “Bun bo Hue”. Besides, there is also mussel rice served with fish sauce and topping, Hue cakes such as filter cake, Banh Beo, or Hue cake, 36 kinds of Hue royal tea, etc.

Top delicious restaurants in Hue that “fascinate” diners when they arrive

Bun bo O Cuong24 Nguyen Khuyen Street, Phu Nhuan District, Hue City0:00 a.m – 11:30 p.m0.9 USD – 1.3 USD/ bowl
Banh canh Nam Pho Thuy16 Pham Hong Thai Street, Vinh Ninh Ward, Hue City12:00 a.m – 19:00 p.m0.2 USD – 0.4 USD/ bowl
Hades riceNo. 35 and 51 Nguyen Thai Hoc Street, Hue City05:00 a.m – 22:00 p.m1.1 USD – 1.5 USD/plate
Ba Do (Beo, nam, loc, ram it, cha tom)8 Nguyen Binh Khiem Street, Hue City08:00 a.m – 20:00 p.m0.4 USD – 2.1 USD/ bowl
Che Hem29 Hung Vuong, Phu Hoi ward, Hue city10:00 a.m – 22:00 p.m0.3 USD – 1 USD/cup
Che Hue royal palaceLe Loi Street, Phu Hoi Ward, Hue City17:00 a.m – 00:00 pm0.4 USD – 0.6 USD

2.5. Hoi An food tour

Traveling to Hoi An includes discovering and experiencing famous places such as the old town, Cu Lao Cham, Tra Que vegetable village, beautiful beaches, etc. You will experience Hoi An cuisine with Hoi An specialties such as Quang noodles, Cao Lau, chicken rice, wontons, cauldron cakes, wet rolls with grilled meat, etc.

Not only causing memories with ecstatic delicious dishes, the restaurants in Hoi An also make visitors fall in love with their beautiful decoration, professional service, and distinctive space. Restaurants located in the old town often hang old paintings decorated with flower pots, ornamental plants, and fine art objects. Restaurants in Hoi An also have traditional names, inherited from many generations.

Top delicious restaurants in Hoi An

Mrs. Buoi’s chicken rice22 Phan Chu Trinh Street, Hoi An City, Quang Nam Province10:30 am – 20:00 p.m1.5 USD
Mi Quang Ba Xuy34 Phan Chau Trinh Street, Hoi An City, Quang Nam Province8:00 a.m– 22:00 p.m1.7 USD – 6.4 USD
Thanh Cao lau26 Thai Phien Street, Minh An Ward, Hoi An City, Quang Nam Province7:00 a.m– 19:00 pm0.6 USD – 1.4 USD
Bread Phuong2B Phan Chu Trinh Street, Hoi An City, Quang Nam Province6:00 a.m – 22:00 p.m0.6 USD – 0.8 USD
Banh xeo restaurant Gieng Ba Le45/51 Tran Hung Dao Street, Hoi An City, Quang Nam Province8:00 a.m – 22:00 p.m0.4 USD
Dumplings, cauldron cakes Hoa Hong Trang533 Hai Ba Trung Street, Hoi An City, Quang Nam Province7:00 a.m –  10:00 p.m2 USD – 4 USD
Che Bap Cam NamNear the intersection of Nguyen Thai Hoc and Le Loi streets, Hoi An city, Quang Nam province09:00 a.m –  21:30 p.m0.2 USD – 0.6 USD

2.6. Nha Trang food tour

Nha Trang is also a city chosen by many tourists when they want to experience culinary tourism. At Nha Trang dining places, you , etc.can have a mea with: pancakes, banh mi, fish noodles, grilled spring rolls, banh can, jellyfish noodles, etc. Most of Nha Trang’s specialties have the typical flavor of Nha Trang. Through the skillful hands of the chefs here, you will feel the unique charm that is unmistakable from any other place.

The most famous food streets in Nha Trang :

  • Bun ca Dam and Bun sua street on Yersin street.
  • Bun Cha Ca Nha Trang Street on Nguyen Canh Chan street.
  • Nha Trang Banh Xeo Chao Street on To Hien Thanh Street
  • Banh Canh Cha Ca street on Ngo Gia Tu street
  • Bun Sua street on Phan Chu Trinh street
  • Seafood street on Nguyen Tat Thanh street
  • Grilled spring rolls street on Le Lo street
  • Apricot fish salad street on Ngo Si Lien Street

2.7. Da Lat food tour

Famous as the land of thousands of flowers and a fresh climate with four springs, summers, autumns, and winters coexisting in one day, Da Lat also possesses many beautiful landscapes. The vast lakes are covered with morning dew; the poetic pine hills drop their shape along the winding slopes like endless love poems; green valleys hold tourists back, etc.

Da Lat also has delicious dishes that attract visitors’ attention. The characteristic of Dalat cuisine is the coolness of nature as well as the traditional culture that is crystallized and expressed in each dish. Coming to Da Lat, you can also enjoy many delicious dishes such as: wet cake with chicken hearts, banh can, grilled spring rolls, grilled rice paper, snails, squid hotpot, artichoke soup stewed with pork, Da Lat vegetables with sauce Hibiscus flower, Dalat flower, and vegetable hot pot, which is associated with Léguda Restaurant’s Vegetable Hot Pot Buffet.

Top delicious restaurants in Dalat

Beef hotpot Quan Go29/1 Hoang Dieu Street, Da Lat City, Lam Dong Province10:00 a.m – 22:00 p.m2 USD – 6.3 USD/piece
Wet cake ChongAlley 85 Hai Ba Trung Street, Ward 6, Da Lat City, Lam Dong Province7;30 a.m – 20:00 p.m0.5 USD – 1.5 USD/plate
Can cake Nha Chung13 Nha Chung Street, Ward 3, Da Lat City, Lam Dong Province14:00 p.m – 21:00 p.m0.9 USD – 1.7 USD/ piece
Hoa Sua64 Tang Bat Ho Street, Ward 1, Da Lat City, Lam Dong Province17:30 p.m – 00:00 .m0.2 USD – 0.5 USD/ piece
Butter cream Thanh Thao76 Nguyen Van Troi Street, Ward 2, Da Lat City, Lam Dong Province.9:00 a.m – 21:00 p.m0.5 USD – 2 USD/cup
Aunt Dinh’s baked rice paper26 Hoang Dieu Street, Da Lat City, Lam Dong Province14:30 p.m – 20:30 .m0.6 USD/ piece

2.8. Saigon food tour

Saigon is the most developed and busiest city in Vietnam. Saigon cuisine has the influence of many regions and some countries in the world. Saigon is a city that “does not sleep”, You can come here and comfortably eat and play at any time. You can experience Saigon cuisine by eating in clusters such as markets or food alleys such as:

Ben Thanh Market and Ho Thi Ky Market are two places that always attract a large number of diners. Coming to Ben Thanh market, there will be vermicelli, rice vermicelli, sweet tea or sticky rice, and also various kinds of Banh Beo in the Central region. Ho Thi Ky Market is famous for attractive dishes with Cambodian cultural colors such as Cam tea, Num Bo Choc vermicelli, grilled beef spring rolls with lemongrass, etc.

You can also try to experience culinary alleys such as alley 76 Hai Ba Trung, alley 84 Nguyen Du, and alley 284 Le Van Sy to learn more about street food culture. The Japanese Quarter (Le Thanh Ton), the Chinese Quarter (District 5, District 6, District 11), or the Han Quarter (District 7) are the same attractions in Saigon.

In addition, in Saigon, there are hundreds of street stalls, street vendors, and street vendors specializing in Saigon snacks such as mixed rice paper, grilled rice paper, Saigon knock-on noodles, smoothies, etc. It will make you forget the way home because it is surprisingly delicious, cheap, and diverse.

2.9. Western food tour

The West is known and attracts tourists everywhere thanks to its peaceful beauty, gentle rivers, and people with a generous spirit who are extremely simple. Along with the experience of discovering beautiful places, you will certainly not be able to miss the culinary culture here. The dishes in this river region have a rich, attractive flavor with countless delicious flavors that you are unable to refuse.

The sweet taste and regional ingredients have made these famous hotpot dishes famous throughout Vietnam and abroad. Goby hotpot, fish sauce hotpot, and seafood hotpot all bring the rich flavors of the West.

Delicious dishes from snakehead fish: Grilled snakehead fish with lotus leaves is a delicious dish chosen by many diners. Braised snakehead fish with lotus leaves retains the delicious taste of fish. There are also steamed snakehead fish, snakehead fish vermicelli, and snakehead fish cooked in sour soup.

Noodle dishes: bun mam, vermicelli noodles, fish noodles Each type of vermicelli has a separate ingredient. Especially if you eat fish noodles, you must definitely enjoy them in Soc Trang. The fish noodle dish here is better than in other places.

3. Conclusion

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