Cannot-miss dishes when traveling to Vietnam

According to Ultimate Hanoi Adventures, there are so many reasons why you need to visit Vietnam and enjoying its cuisine is also one reason. Vietnamese cuisine is not only tasty but also creative, so sometimes, you have to spend a tour to discover the food in Vietnam. Below are delicious dishes you should try when traveling to Vietnam, listed by the famous tourism blog of Southeast Asia, with all flavors from the North to the South.

1. Vietnamese rice noodle soup with beef



Not surprisingly, Vietnamese rice noodle soup with beef is on the list of must-try dishes when taking a tour to Vietnam. Simply because this dish becomes a special one in the hearts of connoisseurs around the world. If you are a noodle lover, you will easily realize that the dish brings the local flavors and each restaurant has its own secret to make “pho” and passes on to next generations.

Difficult to make at first but it will turn out to be easy to cook at the end if you take part in a Hanoi home cooking adventures. With such classes, you will fully experience Vietnamese cuisine.

2. Bread

Although it is listed as “the world’s most delicious bread”, in Vietnam, it is something very simple with cheap price. The flavor of Vietnam’s bread is subtle with perfect combination of fresh herbs, sauces, pate, meat and fried eggs. Especially, you will feel excited when knowing that there are many choices for you to eat like fried eggs, grill pork, roasted meat and so on.

3. Vermicelli with grilled pork balls


Vermicelli with grilled pork balls is a very subtle mixture from vermicelli, golden brown grilled meat balls, sweet and sour sauce, and herbs. This dish is a pride of Hanoi cuisine so, you will easily enjoy it at any places when walking around the city center.

4. Fresh spring rolls


One of cannot-miss food while visiting Hanoi is fresh spring rolls. Like most of dishes, spring rolls should be served when it is still hot. It has many variations but for Hanoi cuisine, the ingredients will include rice vermicelli papers, stir fried beef with onion and fresh herbs. All will be rolled together in one rice paper and dipped in the bowl of sweet and sour sauce. Such a delicious dish!

5. Sweetened porridge


It is the mixture of glutinous rice, different beans, fruits and jelly. It is also a common dessert in Vietnam. With sweet and cool flavor, it is a great drink in summer. There are many kinds of sweet gruel to enjoy but the most typical ones are sweet porridge with black bean or green beans, mixed sweet gruel…

Have you ever tried this before? Or simply, have you every cook it? If you haven’t, Hanoi cooking class will help you to make it real.

6. Banh Khot

“Banh Khot” is a southern specialty consisting of small, fried rice flour pancakes, which surely make you interested when enjoying. You will love it when eating the golden brown pancakes with shrimps, minced meat and onion inside the bowl of sweet and sour sauce, accompanied with fresh herbs.

7. Vietnamese Crepesvietnamese-crepes

It will be a missing in Vietnam tour if the foreign tourists haven’t enjoyed the pancakes of central region’s style with typical flavor. These pancakes are the perfect combination from the crunchy deep fried rice flour pieces with herbs, small shrimps, bean sprouts and meat inside. It will be more tasty to dip eat with sweet and sour sauce and roasted peanuts.

Are you eager to come to Vietnam for cuisine experience? Do you want to know how to cook the above mentioned food? No time for hesitation! Just book a ticket, take a tour and join a Hanoi cooking class to discover Vietnamese cuisine through the dishes!

Cannot-miss tourist sites in the North of Vietnam

After the busy time at work or stressful exam days, you do not know what to do or where to go to refresh your minds. No need to worry because you can spend your time relaxing and enjoying the most attractive tourist destinations in the North of Vietnam.
Let’s discover 5 wonderful spots below!

Sapa – Lao Cai


Sapa is the great place for you to relax and sometimes to feel something romantic from sightseeing the cloudy sky, mountains and the coldness. Bac Waterfall, May Bridge to Cat Cat Village and gate to the sky are no longer strange to locals and tourists. However, you will never feel bored when visiting Sapa with many interesting activities.
You can choose the tour to Sapa for 3 days or even 6 days for discovery by one package tour at Hanoi Ultimate Adventures

Co To Island – Quan Lan Island, Quang Ninh Province


Co To and Quan Lan belong to Quang Ninh Province and are far from Hanoi about 350 to 400 km. To visit the islands, you have to take the train or boat.
Once arriving in the island, you will feel something amazing and interesting when you comfortably play with your families or friends on the white sand on the beach and sightsee the beach. Moreover, there are lots of cheap but delicious seafood served immediately on the beach for you to enjoy.
Because tourism in Co To Island and Quan Lan Island is not much exploited, they still keep their own wild and rustic beauty. It is a wonderful experience when you walk in the middle of the cool pine garden or scream on the tuk tuk car. Perhaps, these are 2 great beaches tourists should take a tour to.
For visiting the islands, you should spend 3 days.

Moc Chau – Quiet Roads


Moc Chau is one of the most attractive sites in the North of Vietnam, especially after the Lunar New Year. The weather in Moc Chau is quite similar to Hanoi but thanks to the immense scene of forests and mountains, it makes Moc Chau more picturesque and strangely beautiful.
From the town center to the villages are the quiet roads to Ang village, Dai Yem Waterfall, Ba Phach Waterfall and so on. You will never get any feelings of commercialization or bustle and hustle to the land of tea and cauliflowers like you feel in the cities.
Moc Chau is far from Hanoi nearly 200 km so you can try to drive a motorbike as many backpackers do or passenger car for safety. It just takes you a little time and money so Moc Chat promises to be the meaningful trip.

Ha Long Bay, Quang Ninh


In the tourism of the Northern Vietnam, Ha Long Bay is one of the most well-known and beautiful tourist sites in Vietnam. Ha Long Bay has the cluster of stone isles with the unique shapes and famous caves. What attracts tourists is the visit to bay and sightsee “Hon Trong Mai” (The Rocks of Kissing Cocks), alluring nature stone mountains or Thien Cung Cave, etc.
Travel to Ha Long Bay, you can visit Tuan Chau Island and bath on Bai Chay Beach as well as enjoy the fresh seafood with the reasonable price. The seafood you cannot miss is delicious dipped squid. You can buy it as a gift for your family or friends. After buying, you should out it into the ice box to keep it always fresh.

Tam Dao – the alluring beauty


Tam Dao is an ideal resort for you in the North of Vietnam. Especially, it is suitable for those who do not have much time. The 80-kilometer road from Hanoi to Tam Dao will take you a little time and effort by renting a motorbike from Hanoi.

In this place, you can enjoy the fresh air and comfortable coolness. Located in Mang Chi Valley with the height of 1.000 meters and the temperature of 18 – 25oC on average, Tam Dao treasures so many wonderful spots to visit and capture the wonderful moments.
It also promises to serve the typical specialties such as chayote for boiling, stir frying or deep frying with flour; wild boar to steam, grill or fry. If there is a buffet of grilled foods at the area of campfire, it will be the greatest thing.

In conclusion, the above mentioned places are just some spotlight destinations in the North of Vietnam. There are many other tourist sites for you to discover such as Cham tower in Ninh Thuan. Let’s stand up, step out and plan for your trip to these famous places. Hopefully, you will have happy and safe trip.