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Travel Vietnam Like a Local

Travel Vietnam Like a Local

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Travel Vietnam Like a Local

So, you're thinking of going to Vietnam and want the authentic experience? Vietnam is an iconic holiday destination known for its breathtaking landscape, friendly residents, exquisite cuisines and affordability. It has world famous beaches, but its incredible heritage and historic sites are often forgotten.

Must eat: The Quintessential Vietnamese Pho

Vietnam is well known for its simple but authentic Vietnamese Pho, with Pho noodle stands scattered across the city. This is a delicious and affordable meal in Vietnam, made from salty broth, fresh rice noodles, chicken/beef and a blend of delicious herbs. To enjoy the authentic Pho experience from home, make yours with our Spice Paste for Vietnamese Pho Noodle Soup, it contains a delicate blend of ginger, coriander, star anise and cinnamon which makes it utterly irresistible. 

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Must experience: Crawling through the Cu Chi Tunnels

When adventuring Vietnam, there are numerous opportunities to reflect on both the wonderful and devastating moments of its heritage. The Cu Chi Tunnels are remembered as the complex maze of underground connected tunnels, where Viet Cong soldiers would hide from American soldiers during combat in the Vietnam war. The tunnels are over 121km long in Cu Chi alone, and are filled with trapdoors, living areas, storage caches, weapon factories, hospitals and kitchens. During the war, the tunnels had minimal food, air and water, and sicknesses such as malaria were prevalent. This site is a must-see to understand Vietnam's rich history and tenacity.

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Must eat: The tantalising Banh Xeo

A trip to Vietnam wouldn't be complete without the flavoursome Banh Xeo! This is a crunchy crepe filled with pork, bean sprouts, shrimp and herbs. To eat Banh Xeo like a true Vietnamese local, slice it, roll it up into rice paper leaves and dunk it in some side sauce!

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Must experience: Mountain Biking through the Phong Nha-Ke Bang National Park

The Phong Nha-Ke Bang National Park is famous for having the oldest Asian Karst mountains, formed a staggering 400 million years ago. The park has hundreds of extraordinarily large cave systems and underground rivers which you could spend weeks exploring. Many people enjoy the beauty while forest trekking, and locals enjoy mountain biking around the region.


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Must eat: The palate-satisfying Cha Ca

Cha Ca is a rite of passage adored by the Hanoian people, with restaurant names dedicated to the dish. The meal includes a tasty combination of fried chunks of fish, commonly seasoned with garlic, ginger, turmeric and dill which will blow you away.

 

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To bring the authentic Vietnamese cuisine experience to your kitchen, visit our range and check out our Marinade for Vietnamese Barbeque Meat and our Spice Paste for Vietnamese Chicken Curry to bring a touch of authenticity to your meals at home.

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