Bold, bright and vibrant, the classic dishes and flavours of South East Asia are beloved around the world, and Vietnamese cuisine sits, deservedly, close to the top of the pile. Characterised by their fragrant spice and rewarding umami finish, Vietnam’s fresh, colourful plates are always a pleasure to eat – whether you’re doing so in a charming regional restaurant or right in the street, at the heart of one of the country’s bustling, welcoming cities.
Recognising that Vietnamese food is an experience in itself, our South East Asian river cruise and tour itineraries give you the opportunity to seek out the country’s best-loved plates as part of an evening street food tour on the streets of Ho Chi Minh City. In the company of an experienced local guide, you’ll savour classic Vietnamese favourites, bringing you an authentic taste of this beautiful country.
To inspire your gastronomic odyssey through Vietnam, here we explore 10 of the country’s best-loved dishes, from pho to goi cuon.