Food ranging from croissants to insects
Ha Long Bay is one of Vietnam’s most impressive natural wonders. The bay features close to 2000 limestone karsts and uninhabited islands. The Mekong Delta is a further major attraction. Its fertile soil provides for the cultivation of extensive rice plantations. By and large, the inhabitants of the delta’s mangrove swamps live and work on the water. A large variety of boat tours are on offer to tourists, including culture, food and eco tours. A special feature of Vietnam is its cuisine with rice and rice noodles as staple ingredients. The Vietnamese love to wrap or roll their food (vegetables, fish, meat) - in salad leaves for instance. The French having also left their culinary mark in Vietnam, baguettes, croissants and coffee are available almost everywhere. But the fact is, when it comes to food, there are hardly any taboos in Vietnam: many restaurants serve insects, snake and even dog meat!