Chapter 1: Paradise for food lover
To continue our previous subject let me ask you a question: What are the first things that comes to your mind when talking about fast food? Quick and delicious? Check. Healthy and nutritious? Check… Wait, what? Yeah, that sounds so wrong, right? But absolutely true in case of Vietnamese cuisine, specifically fast food or in others words traditional street foods. If you still not believe that, let’s make a Vietnam tour right away to find out for yourself but firstly you can take a look at these features below and you will be absolutely convinced.
3. Veggie time
As a matter of fact, Vietnam seems a paradise for vegan. There are not only many starred vegetarian restaurant but also an admirable vegetarian gastronomy. Pho, Banh Xeo, Bun Cha… all are accompanied with vegetable, sometime cooked, sometime fresh.
In reality, once you come to Vietnam and involve yourself in a food lover’s journey there you will recognize this special eating habit in no time. In addition, somehow, veggie plays a much more important role in Vietnamese cuisine than people can imagine to be not only a side dishes.
4. Kingdom of street food
Do you have to spend a lot of money to taste good food in Vietnam? Apparently no. Is that true that only a sumptuous meal in starred restaurant can satisfy the gourmet in yourself? Absolutely No.
In fact, the real feast of this typical gastronomy is anywhere around you, with street food, night market, mobile food stall, food yoke… it’s not exaggeration to say that you are “surrounded” and “attacked” by food, specifically delicious food.
5. Eat-all-day land
It’s no doubt that your stomach will be punish every moment from day to night by the typical cuisine. Come to Vietnam and you will see. Once you smell the delicious smell coming from any street food stall, immediately you brain will give you an “alert” signal: food porn!!!
Then… of course don’t hesitate to treat yourself to a delicious delicacy. But before calm your growling stomach as well as satisfy your watering mouth, your smell and your sight will be conquer by the way people making food while the comfortable heat from the charcoal oven caress your skin and the sizzling sizzle sound of the cooking of the frying pan is such a way to wake up the whole five senses, right? And finally the explosion of flavor in the mouth will be the best reward of all… Quick, simple and delicious.
Life is short so learn how to enjoy life, probably by an ultimate food journey in Vietnam first. Let treat yourself a healthy and delicious feast!