Eating& Drinking Vietnam



Talking about Vietnamese cuisine, people might immediately think about Pho, rice noodle soup, and Cha Gio, deep-fried spring rolls, which have been famous for their taste throughout the world. Vietnam provides the curious palate with a cornucopia of tastes in three regional traditions: savory in the north, spicy in the central region and sweet in the south. Food is usually served with the ubiquitous fish sauce. A not to be missed experience is to try pure vegetarian food from natural ingredients.

Drinking tap water is not advisable. Bottled drinking water is widely available for a reasonable price. The majority of hotels and restaurants will use hygienic ice, however, if eating at a market or on the street it may be best to avoid ice.