Vietnamese culture, like Chinese culture, is one of the oldest in the world. Vietnamese culture, traditions and food culture are the three things to look forward to on your trip to Asia. Vietnam is a splendid reflection of what culture would be if it was inclusive of the most colourful practises from across the globe. Enjoy the flavours, delicacies, customs and experiences that Vietnam has to offer.
Learn about Vietnam’s royal cuisine of the Nguyen dynasty, including the history of imperial cuisine in Hue, some of the signature Vietnamese recipes of Hue, and the stories behind Tu Duc’s lavish banquets of 160 Vietnamese dishes.
Ever wondered how the Vietnamese banh mi came into being? Or how about Vietnam’s obsession with iced coffee? From crunchy baguettes to crème caramel, discover five ways the French left their mark on Vietnamese cuisine.
Vietnam has long been influenced by its proximity to China, especially in the northern regions. Learn about the Chinese influence on Vietnamese cuisine, including Chinese cooking methods, ingredients and Chinese-inspired Vietnamese recipes.
Discover the various cuisines of Vietnam, including the signature ingredients and dishes of Northern, Central and Southern Vietnam, plus authentic recipes from Northern Vietnam, Central Vietnam and Southern Vietnam.