Vietnamese food is fragrant, exciting and healthy. Around the country, you will find a delicious variety on offer, influenced from France, Thailand and even India. The most popular dish is called “pho” and is often referred to as the "soul of the nation". Simpy put, it’s a noodle soup dish eaten every day, predominantly for breakfast. It is served in most Vietnamese restaurants and street food vendors.
Don’t be afraid to try the street food, which is often the best food in the country. There are plenty of options, including: Nem Ran or Cha Gio (fried spring roll) Banh Chung (sticky rice cake) Gio Lua (lean pork pie) Banh Cuon (rice flour steamed rolls) Banh My (pate and egg rolls) Mi voi thit bo/ga (noodles with beef/chicken)
It is not advisable to drink tap water in Vietnam. Bottled water is cheap and widely available.