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List of Vietnam foods and drinks tourists must try and their prices

Have you ever thought of traveling to Vietnam just to get in a memorable food tour around this country?

Even the top chef, the host of an extremely famous cooking program named “Master Chef”, Gordon Ramsay also couldn’t resist from the attraction of Vietnam foods and made an escape to this small but beautiful country just to try the unique foods of this country.

So, are you curious what make that great attractiveness of Vietnamese culinary culture?

If yes, then here’s a list of Vietnam foods and drinks that are loved by most of foreign tourists and Vietnam foods price for you to refer!

1. Vietnam foods and prices 

  • Salad roll

Vietnamese salad roll consists of shrimp, boiled pork, herbs and vermicelli, rolled in a thin layer of rice paper, eaten along with a special kind of sauce made from fermented soya beans. This dish can be a breakfast, a light snack for the afternoon, or a late-night snack for you when wandering on the streets with friends.

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Salad roll (VND 5,000 – 7,000)

  • Fried spring roll

It is definitely not easy to make a perfect, beautiful spring rolls. From the process of preparing and mixing ingredients in the right proportion, paying attention to the amount of stuffing to put on a sheet of rice paper, the softness of rice paper, rolling spring rolls in the right way, oil’s temperature when frying the spring rolls,… all the small details are important. But if do it right, you will be able to enjoy one of the best foods in the world.

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Fried spring roll (VND 15,000 – 25,000)

  • Rolling rice cake

This is a food of Northern Vietnam. With a thin layer of steamed rice cake wrapping around the grilled beef, it’s eaten with meat ball and light, sweet fish sauce.

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Rolling rice cake (VND 15,000 – 25,000)

  • Xeo cake

I bet no one can resist the delicious taste of Xeo cake (or Vietnamese pancake), from adults to children. With shrimp, onion, and pork, when eating, pancakes are usually cut and wrapped in rice paper or lettuce with aromatic herbs and sweet fish sauce.

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Xeo cake or Vietnamese pancake (VND 5,000 – 20,000)

  • Hue beef noodle

Hue beef noodle is also one of the best foods of Vietnamese cuisine that tourists must try once coming to this country. The broth of Hue beef noodle is made from beef bones, pork bones, onions, coriander and lemongrass,… The Hue beef noodle will be better if you add a bit of basil when eating.

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Hue beef noodle (VND 25,000 – 30,000)

  • Grilled meat ball

If you like barbecue, you will definitely love this specialty of Nha Trang. With the meat mixed with mashed onion, black pepper, fish sauce and grilled on the red charcoal. Grilled meat are served with herbs such as coriander, carrot, basil, vermicelli and rice paper.

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Grilled meat ball (VND 25,000 – 30,000)

  • Pho

This is a famous Vietnam food, formed in the 20th century in the North. Pho Hanoi has delicious broth and unforgettable taste, pho Saigon is a bit different with more fresh vegetables.

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Pho, one of the most famous dishes of Vietnam (VND 25,000 – 30,000)

  • Bread

Vietnamese bread is considered as one of the best street foods in the world, with crispy bread, grilled meats, parsley, cucumber, herbs and chicken eggs,… all mix together and will create an harmony in your mouth.

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Vietnamese bread (VND 15,000 – 25,000)

Besides the outstanding Vietnam foods that I mentioned above, which are not only tasty, but also have the affordable prices, this S-shaped country is also blessed with many varieties of precious fruits, a rich flora system and medical plants. Therefore, thanks to the variety of flora system and the endless creation of people here, Vietnamese drinks have also gain some reputation with foreign tourists So here are some kinds of fresh Vietnamese drinks, especially ones that you can easily find on the sidewalk of every streets in Vietnam and buy with an amazingly affordable price.

2. Vietnamese drinks and price

  • Fruit smoothie

In addition to strawberry or banana smoothies like in other countries in the world, in Vietnam, you can drink a great variety of smoothies with many different fruits and flavors, from dragon fruit, avocado, to watermelon,… Not only that, Vietnam also has many ways in making fruit smoothie, such as mixing with condensed milk or yogurt,…

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Avocado smoothie is a very delicious drink (VND 20,000 – 30,000/ a glass)

  • Sugarcane juice

Sugarcane is one of the drinks that is loved a lot in the summer. Under the heat of summer, it is not hard to find a sugar cane juice stall on any streets, in any corners. Just a sugar cane can make a glass of sugar cane juice. In addition, sugarcane juice must be accompanied by fresh sour taste of cumquat, because the sweet taste of sugarcane must be balanced by the lightly sour taste of the cumquat.

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Sugarcane juice (VND 7,000 – 10,000/ a glass)

  • Artichoke tea

Artichoke tea is considered as a medical drink for everyone because it helps cleanse and detoxify the liver. There are two versions of artichoke tea for you to choose: the yellow kind with the sweet taste and the dark black kind with the bitter taste. Artichoke tea has been widely produced and packaged in filter bags and is available in any supermarkets, grocery stores in Vietnam.

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Artichoke tea (VND 10,000 – 20,000/ a glass or a bottle)

  • Beer

Beer is a popular drink all over the world. And in Vietnam, besides the kinds of foreign beer, there are also special kinds of beers with different flavors that are typical for each region. In Ho Chi Minh City, there are local beers like Saigon Red, Sai Gon Special and 333. All are slightly lighter and slightly sweeter than other types of beer. In the Central, there are Huda beer and La Rue beer, the beer has a bitter taste and formula from France. Therefore, if you come to Vietnam, don’t forget to come to “Beer Street” at Luong Ngoc Quyen crossroad to take a sip of fresh beer with a light flavor here, I bet that will be one of the most impressive things of Vietnam that you collect from your trip of discovering Vietnam foods and drinks.

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Fresh beer in Vietnam has a very unique flavor (VND 20,000 – 30,000/ a glass)

  • Rice wine

Rice wine is one of the indispensable beverages of Vietnamese people and especially for men. In all social activities such as welcoming guests, having meal, or chatting with friends,…, this kind of wine is used extremely often and considered as a delicious drinks. Often the wine will be served with small cup and served with dishes like squid, barbecue,….

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Rice wine (VND 50,000 – 70,000/ a bottle)

  • Coffee

Walking through the streets in Vietnam, it won’t be so hard to see other people holding a cup of coffee while walking or driving to their workplace. In Hanoi, there is also a very unique and famous kind of coffee, egg coffee, made by whipping egg yolks and black coffee. Enjoying a coffee at any time of the day on the sidewalk or in a corner of the cafeteria and chatting with friends has become a Vietnamese culture.

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Coffee in Vietnam is also a trait of culture (VND 10,000 – 30,000/ a cup)

Well, that’s just a small list of Vietnam foods and drinks that are often mentioned by foreign tourists. Besides those, there are a lot of specialty that you can only try and feel their wonderful taste only if you come to Vietnam.

Therefore, if you can’t help the curiosity about special Vietnam foods and drinks, make a trip to that country and you’ll never feel regret for that decision!

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