Vietnam – An Ideal Country for Gastronomic TourismUnder Blog, Vietnam News
In this day and age, getting experiences and tasting food & drink of different countries are becoming one of the main incentives for tourists to travel, and these incentives gave birth to a new way of tourism: Gastronomic tourism.
If you are seeking for a country where you cannot only enjoy fabulous natural scenery, beautiful beaches and grandiose mountains but also taste a variety of unique delicious local foods, then just come to Vietnam. The country has a diverse culture which comprises of 54 ethnics divided into three geographic areas with different cultures and climate. In addition, Vietnamese cuisine is strongly affected by that of China and France during the time being their colony. Owning to these, Vietnam is a melting pot of various culinary heritages that makes the country a promising destination for any gastronomic tourists.
Vietnamese cuisine is distinctive with unique fusions of ingredients that the foods are always kept at an appropriate level of spicy, sour or salt. In addition, foreigners tasting Vietnamese food also have chances to explore Eastern mysteries because cooking Vietnamese food is an art of balancing between what so-called “Five basic elements of Eastern philosophy” among ingredients and foods in order to provide the most nutritious and delicious meals. For example, food with cold nature should be eaten with food which posses hot and spicy nature to offset each other, otherwise, the food may no longer be delicious or even be harmful for your health.
Although Vietnamese gastronomy is influenced by that of other countries like China or France, there still a distinctive that the look or the nutrition is not its focus, Vietnamese cuisine sets the taste of food at the highest priority. Due to this, although cooking Vietnamese food doesn’t require complicated processes like Chinese food, not so eye-catching like Japanese dishes, it can give you unforgettable impression by its taste.
A traveler may go through almost every well-known site of Vietnam in a short-time but one can never complete its menu of food due to its regional variations. Hanoi has the most diverse list of food which can be representative for the North with famous dishes like Pho, Banh Cuon, Bun Cha or Cha Ca. The South is strongly affected by Thai and Chinese foods with sour and spicy dishes while the Central is well-known for fresh sea-foods and Hue’s royal gastronomy.
If the variety of Vietnamese food can’t hold you from missing your countries’ food or if you want to taste other well-known foods in the world like French, Italian, Chinese, Japanese or Korean in Vietnam at reasonable prices, we can serve you whenever you want with a diverse chain of international restaurants and high star hotels as well.