The food is one of the very best things about travelling in Vietnam – exotic, fresh, spicy and light. It’s not as widely known as Thai cuisine, but trust us, it’s just as good. And yes, some of it is challengingly odd. If you want an idea of what treats await you on your Vietnam holiday then take a look at our favourite Vietnamese foodie blogs.
Her mission? To spread the word about Vietnamese food! She uses her own home to serve up incredible dishes, as well as doing classes and writing books.
Her blog has some truly inspirational recipes, from fresh salads, the Geography of Vietnamese noodles and tips on using coconut oil in the kitchen, it’s well worth checking out!
Viet World Kitchen
You can’t help but love Andrea Nguyen, the author of this blog. She’s written a cookbook called ‘Asian Dumplings’, yes you heard right, ASIAN DUMPLINGS – so, in her own words, ‘get your doughy groove on!’.
She’s also written another book strictly about Vietnamese food and you’ll find everything from Pho to grilled Vietnamese pizza with beef jerky (!?) in the recipe index. Guaranteed to get your taste buds revved up for your holiday to Vietnam.
The Ravenous Couple
Hong and Kim love each other – and they both love cooking Vietnamese food. This blog is a mix of recipes and romance, and the photography would set even the most contented tummy grumbling. It’s about cooking together, from Egg Rolls with Grandma to festive Mooncakes for Tet Trung Thu, and it gives you a real sense of the warmth of Vietnamese people. Hong and Kim live in LA, so there’s plenty of fusion recipes if you want to start gently. Um, Vietnam fish porridge, anyone?
Self-confessed food nerd Huy is obsessed with food, photography, science & culture. Brian Huy Vu grew up around Vietnamese foods, being a first-generation American with Vietnamese parents. He writes up all kinds of home-learnt dishes from Pork Belly for Vietnamese Sandwiches (Bánh Mì) to incredible banana based dessert – Chè Chuối.
Vietnamese lifestyle and food blog, Indiechine is the passion child of writer Linh Nguyen. Vietnamese-born Linh spends her time in the ancient town of Hoi An after a scholarship took her to New York to work in higher education. Creating healthy, hearty and easy to make meals, following the mantra: “Let the fresh ingredients speak for themselves.”.
This blog has a warm meaningful twist which we love. The goal of Annette Dinh and her family is to raise money for those less fortunate while sharing their unique Vietnamese recipes with the world. We felt this was particularly meaningful, loving the concept… and the food!