Vietnamese Food: Everything we ate during our first visit to Vietnam
Edit: I wrote this after traveling in Vietnam for the first time. Since then, I moved to the country, and went totally nuts on the food. If you want to learn more about the cuisine, check out my Food-Lover’s Guide to Vietnamese Food. It took me 2 years to make and contains over 75 dishes.
Fruits, vegetables, herbs, shrimp paste, fish sauce, pork, beef, chicken, seafood, rice, and all of it fresh. Vietnamese food is known for being one of the healthiest cuisines in the world. Noodle soups are eaten for breakfast, lunch, and dinner with pho being the most popular. The Vietnamese aren’t afraid to eat anything: organs, testicles, tongues, feet, snake, rat, worms, fertilized duck eggs with partially developed embryos in them. Picking out a restaurant can sometimes offer some unappetizing surprises, such as a dog being roasted on a spit, but if you come to Vietnam with an open mouth and an open mind, you’ll be sure to leave with new tastes and experiences that can’t be matched anywhere else in the world.