Food & Wine Holidays in Vietnam
Shaped by geographical and foreign influence, the food in Vietnam is not only exciting but diverse, distinct and delicious.
As you explore Vietnam pay attention to the regional variance in flavours, for example, the food in the north is often less spicy than in other regions due to the colder climate limiting the production and availability of spices. Be sure to start your day with a Vietnamese coffee, strong and sure to wake you up ready for the day ahead.
Taste sensational street food
The street food in Vietnam is delicious but perhaps not for the faint-hearted. Take a Vespa street food focused tour in Saigon and sample delicacies such as grilled mussels with peanuts and chilli, char lua and battered frogs legs. Hanoi is said to be the birthplace of the famous pho – this aromatic and delicious noodle soup has been coined ‘Vietnam in a bowl’ Try the dish in different locations and taste for yourself the nuanced changes in balance of spices, star anise and herbs. The floating markets are a highlight of the Mekong Delta they offer an original way of eating, serving and trading food – directly from the boat.
Learn from the experts
Cooking classes are an excellent way of getting stuck into authentic Vietnamese cuisine, partake in a lesson at the cookery school in Hoi An – originally built as a trading port by the Japanese for spices, it continues to be a culinary hub today. Explore the glorious food markets along the banks of the river to select the freshest of ingredients for your lesson, your local chef will then teach you how to turn these sensational ingredients into authentic Vietnamese dishes. Round off your day with a rice wine or if you’re feeling more adventurous try a glass of snake wine.
Experience colonial history
Head to the Saigon Saigon bar on top of the Carvelle Hotel, a great place to enjoy an ice-cold drink with spectacular views of the city below. The seafood buffet in this hotel is also highly recommendable. Vietnam’s colonial past means that French wine – as well as the traditional rice wine – is in abundance, Square One restaurant at the Park Hyatt Saigon has one of the best offerings of wine.
Let us tailor your holiday
Plan your Vietnam holiday with Wexas, and your expert travel specialist will make sure that you are able to experience the best that the country has to offer, from local market tours to authentic cooking lessons and more. Phone today to begin planning your luxury, tailor-made holiday to Vietnam.