Northern Vietnam’s cuisine – delicate and sophisticated
Northern cuisine is a long-standing culture, the capital of many dynasties and Hanoi was considered as the elite cuisine of the North with delicious dishes such as Pho Bo (rice noodle with beef), Bun Cha (rice noodle with grilled marinated pork), phở gà (rice noodle with chicken), chả cá Lã Vọng (rice noodle with grilled fish), Bun Bo, Pho Cuon or Nem. Northern cuisine is not dark, spicy, fatty and sweet like in other regions. It is tasteful, not too intense but colorful. They mainly use diluted fish sauce, shrimp paste, many vegetables and easy-to-make freshwater fish such as shrimp, crab, fish, clams, mussels etc. Northerners prefer tasty food, focusing on the natural flavor of the ingredients and colors. They love eye-catching food to stimulate the taste buds. Besides, the northern dishes are also processed in a sophisticated way to highlight the appeal of each dish.
Don’t forget to enjoy Hanoi street food heaven and Northwest mountainous cuisine with Hanoi noodles, sticky rice noodles, spring rolls, fried shrimp, Ho Tay shrimp cake, Cha Cuon and many more.
The Middle of Vietnam cuisine – sophisticated and spicy cuisine
The Middle cuisine impresses us by the beauty of an elegant land. The locals use spicier but less sweet flavors than the South. Especially Hue people, from the dishes for the common people or kings serve many dishes with spicy and especially the sour like tomato sauce or shrimp paste.
Some Vietnamese signature dishes in central Vietnam are bun bo Hue (beef noodles), Hue rice, khoái cake, canh cake, nem lụi …once you enjoy it, it will be such a memorable taste.
Southern Vietnam cuisine – Bold and Diverse cuisine
Southern cuisine is simple and charming, just like the simple way of life. Food in the South is very diverse because of the interference of many regions as well as many different ethnic groups. Southern people prefer the food to stimulate the taste, was sweet, must be sweet, has spicy, must be spicy, salty, must be salty, sour, must be sour, bitter, must be bitter.
Interestingly, food in the South is often accompanied coconut juice to create a more appealing taste. In addition, they also like to add pepper to their dishes to add flavor.