Because Of The Vietnamese Food, We Finally Eat Vegetables!
A fall, we flew for 3 hours to a place where travel costs are low. Slow travel is always our favorite way to travel, so we planned 8 days to explore, but people usually plan 4 to 5 days. This time, the city we were traveling to was not Ho Chi Minh city, it was Hanoi! A city is more than the old architectures, and fills with vietnamese food.
A Taste of The Unexpected - Vietnamese Food
What is the taste of Vietnamese food in your mind? Is it the insipid noodle soup and the sauces which help yourself? Most travelers told us how beautiful the scenery in Vietnam is, but not the Vietnamese food. When we asked about food, the reaction may be the same as you. Thus, it has brought us an impact that we shouldn’t have high expectations for Vietnamese foods.
Before we hit the road, we planned well as usual for accommodation, signed tour packages, Vietnamese food lists and places to visit. Along the way, we’ve been discussing happily the places to go, not what to eat. The first day in Hanoi was late at night. We went straight to the hotel to rest and find some snacks on the go.
After the body was charged, we woke up very early and looked for food. The first Vietnamese food shocked us; you can see the photo above, the amount of scallion in the soup and compare it to the soup in Malaysia. In Malaysia, there is a saying that “eating out is unhealthy,” which means eating out is not nutritionally balanced. Hence, the recommended daily intake of vegetables is usually not reached. For us, we were a bit resistant to the soup.
Vietnamese Food Will Make You Healthy
Our next meal was Bun Cha (Vietnamese dish of grilled pork and noodle). After Ryan ordered up the dishes, the waitress served us roasted pork, plain noodles and a bucket of raw vegetables, which surprised us. We were wondering how we gonna to eats this bucket of raw vegetables, so I asked the waitress for guidance and what vegetables are these.
She said that most Vietnamese meals come with free raw veggies. Those veggies are right grown in their homes, and we could eat noodle with the raw vegetables. This is an entirely new experience for us. In Malaysia, we don’t have the habit of eating raw veggies. Furthermore, it is different from Western salad raw vegetables. Although I don’t like one of the Vietnamese vegetables, the combination of raw veggies makes the cuisine so good!
The following days, every meal on the trip has fresh vegetables. If there are no raw veggies, we would ask if there will be provided. The few days of travel in Vietnam turned two Malaysians who don’t like to eat veggies to eating a lot of veggies and even asked for it. It is amazing.
Other than that, we will usually gain weight on the road. But this time, we felt our body get lighter and even made my morning bathroom routine smoother.
Is Vietnamese Food Clean To Eat?
Do You Dare To Eat Vietnamese Food?
Trying to understand local food preparation or food safety issues to protect yourself from illness is something that every traveler must know in advance and pay attention to.
In general, if you really afraid of having problems with your stomach, you should go to big restaurants or trusted restaurant from reading online comments. It is always important to prepare some of your medicines in case you really want to try an appetizing street food?
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