Vietnam recommended for food lovers
The author of a major tour guide has recommended Vietnam as the country to visit for all food lovers this year, giving its cuisine a glowing reference.
Iain Stewart, who is coordinating author of Lonely Planet Vietnam, has described the South East Asian country’s food as “world class” and suggested that people might like to follow it up with a cup of Vietnam’s take on coffee.
“Vietnamese coffee simply has to be tried – it’s taken treacle thick and topped with sweetened condensed milk,” he said.
A major part of Vietnam’s cuisine is its street food and Stewart has described it as “incredible”, going on to advise travellers that Hanoi is one of the best places to try the delicacies on offer from the many street vendors.
“You can either delve right in yourself and indulge in bun ca (barbecued pork) or bun oc (snail noodle soup) or join a tour,” he said.
And the author even recommends a bia hoi beer to wash it all down with, which he insists holidaymakers will find readily available all over the country.
The summer in Hanoi lasts from May to September and the weather is hot and humid as most of the annual rainfall also falls in this period. Flights to the city are available from London Heathrow and Gatwick.
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