I always thought that in my previous life I were Indian. The last week in Vietnam made me doubt my early statement. I started to think that maybe, just maybe, I lived here before. I like this culture, people and food. The food is just fantastic. I eat only vietnamese dishes here and really really enjoy.
Below is my photo report about diversity and flavours of vietnamese cuisine! Try it next time and decide for yourself!
The most famous soup Pho- culinary trademark of Vietnam. I absolutely love it.
I am a soup person. Here is another one – wonton soup. Maybe not entirely Vietnamese, but I saw it almost everywhere.
Pho soup with chicken. I ate it on the riverbank in Hoi An from street vendor. My God, I went a long way from not eating at the indian wedding to eating at any joint.
Fried spring roll – specialty of Quan Hanh restaurant, which was recommended by the receptionist from our hotel.
Banh Loc – made of cassava, stuffed with shrimp, pork, wrapped in banana leaves and steamed. This is a favourite snack to most Hue people.
Banh Nam made from rice flour and stuffed with fresh shrimp, wrapped in banana leaves and steamed. I ate it with sweet fish sauce.
Banh Beo – steamed rice cake filled with shrimp, served with sweet fish sauce. This dish is very popular in the central Vietnam.
I liked it a lot as you can see.
Rice porridge inludes oysters, shrimp and mushroom.
Seafood fried noodles.
Nem Lui – made from grilled minced pork rolls on lemongrass stick served with rice paper, vegetable and peanut sauce.
Banana flower and noodle salad with roasted peanuts and sesame seeds.
Fish in tamarind sauce
Breakfast at the hotel in Hoi An – mushrom omelete with crispy bacon and freshly baked roll, watermelon juice and fruit salad.
A bit of everything with salad and flat crisp bread.
Fresh coconut water straight from coconut. I have to say that coconuts were as big as my head. And I mean it.
Not being able to finish drinking coconut water , we asked a waiter to crack them, so we could scrape soft like custard coconut. Yam !
Mango smoothie and beer. Alcohol and cigarettes are very cheap in Vietnam.
Strawberry ice cream served in fresh coconut.
Blueberry smoothie and iced coffee
Watermelon juice freshly squeesed
Yogurt with fresh fruit
This is ice cream from green beans. Very nice. Not sweet at all. And very light.
This is Taro ice cream. It’s as good as previous one.
Fruits sold on the streets. Look how intricately cut pineapple and avocado.
Tea from artichoke. Ever heard anything like this?
So, what do you think? I think, I am hungry again. Time to visit another restaurant. Cheers!